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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (June 22nd 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

*How I Left Academia* – Catherine Oakley


TOP Why Collecting Business Cards Is Not Networking – Ivan Misner

How To Make Job Search Connections In Surprising Places – Alison Doyle

How To Excel At And Enjoy Your Next Social Networking Event – Eizabeth Mcgrory

13 Informational Interview Questions You Should Always Ask –  Fairygodboss


TOP How To Attract New Opportunities On LinkedIn Late In Your Career – Daniel Bortz

Resume Tips & Tricks: 49 Insider Secrets – Mark Slack

How To Make A Resume Shine When Re-Entering The Workforce – Jill Koziol

9 Rookie Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Resume – Randle Browning


TOP Sending An Email To Confirm An Interview – Alison Doyle

How To Tell If A Job Candidate Is Lying – Stephanie Vozza

How To Show Passion In A Job Interview: 4 Tips & Tricks – Beth Braccio Hering

3 Common Interview Tips Not To Take – Derek Loosvelt

Transferable Skills

TOP 19 Soft Skills Every Leader Needs To Be Successful Allana Akhtar

The New York Times Has A Course To Teach Its Reporters Data Skills, And Now They’ve Open-Sourced It – Joshua Benton

R Vs. Python: Which Is A Better Programming Language For Data Science? –  Alison Denisco Rayome

5 Transferable Higher-Education Skills – Stephon Brown

Academic Blues

TOP How I Left Academia – Catherine Oakley

N.I.H. Head Calls For End To All-Male Panels Of Scientists – Pam Belluck

More Women Are Authoring Medical Research Than Ever Before – Liesl Goecker

College Grad Flees US To Avoid Crippling Student Loan Debt – Yaron Steinbuch

Industry Positions

TOP Ex-Chemistry Teacher Becomes Richest Self-made Woman In Asia – Venus Feng

A Career Summer Checkup For Professional Growth – Jessica Pliska

The Best Ways To Use A History Degree – Michella Chiu

Here’s Where The World’s Most Influential Tech CEOs Went To College — And What They Studied – Page Leskin And Nick Vega

Business Acumen

TOP The Future Of Women At Work: Transitions In The Age Of Automation – Anu Madgavkar, James Manyika, Mekala Krishnan, Kweilin Ellingrud, Lareina Yee, Jonathan Woetzel, Michael Chui, Vivian Hunt, And Sruti Balakrishnan

Here’s What KPMG Thinks About Blockchain – Jennifer Kite Powell

China Leads World In Digital Health Adoption, Philips Survey Finds – Nick Paul Taylor

Pfizer To Buy Cancer Drug Maker Array Biopharma For $10.64 Billion– Jared S. Hopkins And Kimberly Chin


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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.