Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (January 31st, 2016)

Every week we scour the Internet to find the best industry transition articles for PhDs, so you don’t have to.

We have two consultants independently search for the most informative articles on networking, CVs/resumes, transferable skills, interviews, academic blues, and industry positions.

Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and for a top overall article each week. This week’s best articles are…

Top Overall

*How To Get Hired In: 16 Steps To The Perfect Job Interview* – Jeff Haden

Networking

TOP 7 Changes To LinkedIn That Will Help You Get Hired – Wayne Breitbarth

How Successful People Network With Each Other – Dorie Clark

How The Over-Networked Can Manage Their Contacts – Matt Bird

5 Rules Of Reaching Out To A Reference You Haven’t Talked To In Forever  – Lea McLeod

The Ultimate Guide To Find Recruiters On LinkedIn – Donna Svei

CVs/Resumes

TOP 3 Better Ways To Start Your Cover Letter, According To A Recruiter Who’s Read A Lot Of Bad Ones – Richard May

This Is The Best Way To Make Your Resume Stand Out – Steve Mizell

How To Customize A Cover Letter For A Specific Job Opening – Jessica Holbrok Hernandez

Grab Your Hiring Manager’s Attention With Your Human-Voiced Resume – Liz Ryan

Interviews

TOP How To Get Hired In: 16 Steps To The Perfect Job Interview – Jeff Haden

This Secret To Standing Out In Interviews Is Almost Too Obvious – Alex Malley

5 Realistic Ways To Build Up Your Confidence Right Before An Interview – Steve Errey

How I Flipped The Interview – Josh R Whitney

Transferable Skills

TOP Is A Postgraduate Degree Necessary To Get A Job? – Victoria Halman

In Defense Of Useless Degrees – Danielle Marias

Why I Write On LinkedIn (And Why You Should Too) – Glenn Leibowitz

3 Skills You Need To Succeed In The Biotech Industry – Aja Frost

Academic Blues

TOP More PhDs, Fewer Professors – Anne Krook

Two Simple Ways To Manage Time Effectively – Lynda Shaw

On Leaving Home And Growing Up – Dr Caitlin Nunn

Do This One Thing When You Are Experiencing Writer’s Block – L. Ayu Saraswati

Industry Positions

TOP Experience Gets You in the Door. Personality Gets You the Job – Joe Gregoritch

Finding Job Satisfaction As A Science Strategist – Jack Leeming

3 Ways You Will Fail At A Job In Industry After A PhD – Julio Peironcely

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