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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (January 5th 2019)

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, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen.

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


TOP How To Write An Elevator Pitch You’ll Actually Want To Share – Heather Steele  

Networking Tips For Small Business Leaders – Andy Sowards

Top Networking Tips For 2019 – Barbara Hodgson

8 Networking Tricks To Help You Socialize In Any Event – Nicklas Kingo


TOP Here’s How To Write A LinkedIn Summary That Could Help You Land Your Dream Job, According To A Marketing Director At LinkedIn – Rachel Premack

How to Write a Cover Letter: The All-Time Best Tips – The Muse Editor

16 Customer Service Skills that Every Employee Needs – Gregory Ciotti

Why Your Résumé Will Be Overlooked Even Though You’re Completely Qualified – Rachel Montanez


TOP How To Be Confident In A Job Interview (Even If You’re Not) – Maddie Lloyd

Interviewing Strategies For The Shy Person –  Penny Loretto

Best Questions to Ask In A Job Interview – Alison Doyle

How To Impress In A Panel Interview – Jan Johnston Osburn

Transferable Skills

TOP New Year, New You: Identifying Your Transferable Skills – Rosa Ritchie

The Most In-Demand Hard and Soft Skills of 2019 – Gregory Lewis

7 Soft Skills You Need If You Want To Land A Great Job This Year – Rose Kennedy

6 Great New Books For Your Job Or Career – Nancy Collamer

Academic Blues

TOP This Is How You’ll Look For A Job In 2019 – Lydia Dishman

The Most Powerful Career Advice That Every College Student Needs To Know – Amber Stanley

Six Project-Management Tips For Your PhD – Angel Santiago-Lopez

Challenging Transitions – Niluka D. Wasalathanthri et al

Industry Positions

TOP 8 of the Most In-Demand Engineering Jobs for 2019 – Dean McClements

Soft Skills for Great Sales Engineers –  Ramzi Marjaba

How To Master The Product Management Case Study Interview – Matan Goldschmiedt

Changes In The STEM Workforce Over The Last Half A Century – Anna Powers

Business Acumen

TOP 5 Biopharma Trends To Watch In 2019 – Alex Philippidis

The 3 Types of Communication You Need to Maintain Your Business – Michelle Van Slyke

The 15 Most Important Characteristics of Executive Presence – Brenda Bence, M.

From Big Data To Tech Collaboration: The Small Business Trends That Will Dominate 2019 – Conor McArdle

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Isaiah Hankel Ph.D.

Isaiah Hankel Ph.D.

Isaiah is a Ph.D. in Anatomy & Cell Biology and internationally recognized Fortune 500 consultant. He is an expert in the biotechnology industry and specializes in helping people transition into cutting-edge career tracks.

Isaiah believes that if you feel stuck somewhere in your life right now, you should make a change. Don’t sit still and wait for the world to tell you what to do. Start a new project. Build your own business. Take action. Experimentation is the best teacher.
Isaiah Hankel Ph.D.