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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (July 2nd, 2017)

Best Industry Transition Articles For PhDs June 20 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

*What’s The ‘Hidden Job Market’ — And How Do I Get In?* – Ellen Elliott, Ph.D.


TOP I’m A Veteran Angel Investor, And I’m Convinced ‘Networking’ Is A Hoax – Tim Berry

Networking: What It Really Is And How To Be Good At It (Infographic) – Stu Abancio

How To Network In Today’s Digital World – Nancy Collamer

How To Follow Up After Networking, According To The Numbers – Chris Blood-Rojas


TOP 9 Rookie Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Resume – Randle Browning

How To Make Your Resume Tell A Story (Because That’s What It’s Supposed To Do) – Lily Zhang

Ask A Recruiter: Are Chronological Resumes Still Important These Days? – Angela Mayhew

What To Include In A Resume Skills Section – Alyson Doyle


TOP 8 Ways To Make A Great First Impression During A Job Interview – Stephanie Vozza

A Relaxed Job Interview – Marty Nemko

5 Things You Should Always Do After Every Job Interview – Sheiresa Ngo

The Secret Trick On How To Ace The Phone Interview – Joan Tabb

Transferable Skills

TOP What’s The ‘Hidden Job Market’ — And How Do I Get In? – Liz Ryan

You Can’t Always Get What You Want: The Art Of Negotiating – Phil La Duke

Teamwork: Active Listening – Terry Schmitz

Build Resilience By Asking Yourself These 2 Questions – Marla Tabaka

Academic Blues

TOP Postdocs And Parenting: A Tough Combination – Chris Woolston

How To Cope Without A Full-Time Job Offer – Raechel Tiffe

My Lessons In Mentorship – Shikha Jain Goodwin

How To Write A Good Research Funding Application – Christian Defeo

Industry Positions

TOP Six Things You Can Negotiate Other Than A Higher Salary – Gwen Moran

Amazon And Google Are Snagging Star Scientists From Top Academic Institutions – Christina Farr

Salary Negotiation: Get What You Seek – Eryn Brown

How To Stay Positive When Your Job Search Stalls – Eileen Hoenigman Meyer

Business Acumen

TOP Disadvantages Of A Business Going Public – Terry Masters

Changing Company Culture Requires A Movement, Not A Mandate – Bryan Walker and Sarah A. Soule

Bad Reputation Of Corporate VC – Let’s Give Them A Break – YC Felin

Change Management In Merger Integration – Tobias Umbeck and Adrien Bron

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Isaiah Hankel

Chief Executive Officer at Cheeky Scientist
Isaiah Hankel holds a PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology. An expert in the biotechnology industry, he specializes in helping other PhDs transition into cutting-edge industry career tracks.

Isaiah believes--from personal experience--that if you feel stuck somewhere in your life, it’s a clear sign that you need to 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 is an internationally recognized Fortune 500 consultant, CEO of Cheeky Scientist, and author of the straight-talk bestsellers Black Hole Focus and The Science of Intelligent Achievement.
Isaiah Hankel


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