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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (July 19, 2015)

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

*Why Professors Do Not Train You For The Non-Academic Job Market- And How To Handle It* – Sven Hendrix

Networking

*TOP* Brand You Developing Your Online Social Presence – Amara Anyogu

5 Tips For Getting More Out Of Your Next Networking Event – Kelly McClellan

Networking For Dummies (SlideShare) – Maureen O’Connell

CVs/Resumes

7 Things To Remove From Your Resume– Jenny Foss

Top 7 Resume Trends For 2015Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

Interviews

*TOP* My Top 5 Killer Interview Questions – James Caan

Body Language: 5 Techniques To Use While Interviewing – Deborah Ryan

The 3 Questions One CEO Hopes To Hear From Everyone He Interviews – But Hardly Ever Does – Jacquelyn Smith

Job Seekers: How To Respond To Bizarre Job Interview Questions – Lisa Quast

Transferable Skills

*TOP* Transferable Skills: Seek Development Opportunities – Julie Gould

The Backup Plan – Thomas Magaldi

10 Unusual Ways To Be Exceptionally Productive – Jeff Haden

Academic Blues

*TOP* Why Professors Do Not Train You For The Non-Academic Job Market- And How To Handle It – Sven Hendrix

10 Ways To Make Your Phd Experience Easier And More Enjoyable – Andy Greenspon

Industry Positions

*TOP* 19 Shortcuts Only The Smartest Job Seekers Know – Bernard Marr

Basic Tips For Clueless Job Seekers – Bruce Kasanoff

Explaining Your Transition – Sandlin Seguin, Ph.D.

The Top 10 Biotech Companies In The U.S. – Matthew Herper

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ABOUT ISAIAH HANKEL, PHD

CEO, CHEEKY SCIENTIST & SUCCESS MENTOR TO PHDS

Dr. Isaiah Hankel is the Founder and CEO of Cheeky Scientist. His articles, podcasts and trainings are consumed annually by millions of PhDs and other professionals in hundreds of different countries. He has helped PhDs transition into top companies like Amazon, Google, Apple, Intel, Dow Chemical, BASF, Merck, Genentech, Home Depot, Nestle, Hilton, SpaceX, Tesla, Syngenta, the CDC, UN and Ford Foundation.

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