Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (July 17th, 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 Answer: Behavioral Questions* – Ulrike Trager

Networking

TOP 19 Words You Should Never Say The First Time You Meet Someone  – Jeff Haden

How To Define Your Personal Brand In 5 Simple Steps – Ryan Erskine

6 Tools & Tips: Online Social Networking For Scientists – Kendall Morgan

8 Of The Worst Things To Say When Networking – Kevin Daum

CVs/Resumes

TOP The Secret To Resume Success – Romy Newman

Resume Optimization Without Dishonesty: Keeping It Real – James Hu

How To Write A Cover Letter That Will Get You Hired – Peggy McKee

The Best and Worst Fonts To Use On Your Resume—And 11 Other Things To Know Now – Lily Herman

Interviews

TOP How To Answer: Behavioral Questions – Ulrike Trager

16 Psychological Tricks That Will Help You Ace A Job Interview – Shana Lebowitz

The Alarmingly Simple Reasons Why You’re Not Getting An Interview – Amy Blaschka

Job Offer Questions: What To Ask Before You Accept – Kirk Baumann

Transferable Skills

TOP How To Communicate More Masterfully – Martina McGowan

What Leadership Looks Like In Different Cultures – Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Michael Sanger

7 Ways To Actively Manage Your Career – Tracey Parsons

Do the Math: The True Costs Of Relocating For A Job – Shane Jones

Academic Blues

TOP No Strategy: Work Smarter – Tim Jones

The REAL Perks Of Graduate School – Christina Szalinski

The Measure Of Success – Melanie L Blanchette

Stop Resisting Nonfaculty Careers – Christine Kelly

Industry Positions

TOP So You Want To Be A… Technical Copywriter – Sally Burn, PhD

5 Tricks To Being An Exciting Candidate For A Job You’re A Little Unqualified For – Jessica Solloway

What Do You Do When You Are Stuck In A Job You Hate?– Marshall Goldsmith

Job Hunting? 5 Red Flags That Tell You A Job Sucks – Nikelle Murphy

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