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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (July 6th 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 10 Tips For Effective Networking At A Writer’s Conference – John Peragine

The 4 Best Ways To Network On Your Next Business Flight – John Discala

10 Professional Networking Conversation Starters – Katherine Eion

Reaching Potential Employers: Effective Networking Tips – Koushik Shaw


TOP 21 Inspiring UX Designer Resumes And Why They Work – Jan Wennesland

10 Tips For Writing A Great Engineering Resume – Nora Mork

Resume Tips & Tricks: 49 Insider Secrets – Simon Fogg

Your Step-by-step Guide To Making The Perfect Resume (With Examples!) – Alyse Kalish


TOP How To Handle An Informal Interview – Alison Doyle

The 10 Interview Tips Recruiters Wish They Could Tell You – Lauren Settembrino

Start-up Founders Should Avoid Making These Four Basic Mistakes, Investor Says – Chloe Taylor

4 Important Tips For Rescheduling An Interview – Eric Titner

Transferable Skills

TOP Above The Competition: 13 Ways To Effectively Improve Your Soft Skills At Work – Forbes Coaches Council

The Miseducation Of A Science Writer – Johanna L. Miller

A Perfect Solution To Master Soft Skills Ohans Emmanuel

Why Leaders Need More Than Presentation Skills – Shane Michael Hatton

Academic Blues

TOP What Is The Real Value Of A Doctoral Degree? – Ylva Rodny-gumede

You No Longer Own Your Face – Sidney Fussell

Yes, You Can—and Should—negotiate Academic Job Offers – Brandon Brown

Uk-eu27 Collaboration In Science: Vital But Uphill Struggle Against Brexiteers – Peter Tindemans

Industry Positions

TOP Alliance Managers: At The Interface Of Academia And Industry – Erin Langdon Straub

Why Increasing Teacher Diversity Will Improve Teacher Quality: An Interview With Etai Mizrav – Roxanne Garza

Becoming A Data Scientist: The Career Path For Job Changers – Esther Schindler

Changing Careers? How A Federal Lawyer Became A Tech Leader – Joan Michelson

Business Acumen

TOP Five Things Found In The Fda’s Hidden Device Database – Sidney Lupkin

The Eu’s Medical Device Regulation (Eu) 2017/745 – Are You Ready For Huge Sweeping Changes? – Leo Eisner

Digital Health Company Livongo Files For An IPO – Zina Moukheiber

Analysis: What’s Happening Behind Closed Doors As $34b Ibm-red Hat Merger Deadline Nears – Rick Smith


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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.