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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (July 20th 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 Network On LinkedIn: 10 Experts Weigh In – Jon Shields

Networking The Norwegian Way: Tips To Supercharge Your Small Business – Torill Bye Wilhelmsen

30 Brilliant Networking Conversation Starters – The Muse Editor

The Two Most Valuable Skills You Can Develop To Network Successfully– Lahle Wolfe


TOP Resume VS Cover Letter. What Is The Difference? – Vik Vein 

Consulting Resume: What Recruiters Really Want (And How To Impress Them) My Consulting Coach

How To Write A Mid-career Resume – Madeleine Burry

How To Write A Résumé To Get Through The Applicant Tracking System So Employers Find You – Robin Ryan


TOP 6 Key Issues You’re Being Judged On In Your Job Interviews – Kathy Caprino

How To Evaluate Company Culture During A Job Interview – Alison Denisco Rayome

Secrets To A Successful Data Science Interview – Himanshu Jain

Top 10 Tips For Interviewing Your Interviewer – Alison Doyle

Transferable Skills

TOP Project Management Isn’t Just For Project Managers: 4 Skills You Need To Know – Dana Brownlee

The Unexpected Philosophy That Led Me To My Biggest Closed Deals Ever – Matt Kamp

Women In The Workplace: How To Get Past The Glass Ceiling – Natalia Autenrieth

How To Demonstrate The Key Skills Every Recruiter Wants To See In Law Applications– Bethany Wren

Academic Blues

TOP How Happy Is The Scientific Workforce In India? – Laasya Samhita

UC Berkeley Names Its First-Ever Chief Innovation And Entrepreneurship Officer Dean Takahashi

An Introduction To Achieving Policy Impact For Early Career Researchers – Megan C Evans & Christopher Cvitanovic

Whether Through A PhD Or J.S.D, There Are Well-trodden Paths Into Academia For Ll.M. Graduates, But The Competition For Jobs Is Intense Seb Murray

Industry Positions

TOP From Chocolate Factory To Pharmaceuticals: The Life Of An Upstream Engineer – Eva Short

From Academic R&D To Biomedical Innovation – Elaine Lima De Souza

How To Become A Medical Laboratory Scientist Or Technician – John A. Bilello

The Most Valuable Skill In Medical Affairs Is The Ability To Put A Single Fact Into Context – Thomas A. Frei

Business Acumen

TOP Amazon Plans To Spend $700m To Retrain A Third Of Its Workforce For Data, Analytics Roles – Heather Landi

Johnson & Johnson Faces Criminal Probe Over Talc Statements: Report – Eric Sagonowsky

US Failure To Adopt Biosimilars Costs $7.2bn Every Year – Ben Hargreaves

AI Drug Hunters Could Give Big Pharma A Run For Its Money– Robert Langreth

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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.