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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (June 25th, 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 Is The Point Of A Postdoc?* – Ellen Elliott, Ph.D.


TOP How To Turn Business Networking Into Authentic Connections – Kristin Hoppe

Referral Coincidence? – Ivan Misner

5 Strategies For Effective Business Networking For Young Professionals – Jill Johnson

7 Comfortable And Easy Networking Tips For Introverts – Lori Bumgarner, M.Ed.


TOP The Psychology Behind Why Your Résumé Hardly Stands A Chance To Make It Past The Rejection Pile – Áine Cain

11 Things To Avoid When Writing A Resume – Lisa Rangel

Exactly What Recruiters Are Thinking While Reading Your Resume – Art Markman

How Far Back Should Your Resume Go? – Isabel Thottam


TOP Don’t Be A ‘Forgettable’ Job Applicant — Here’s How To Stand Out – Liz Ryan

Job Interview Tips: 5 Things Most Job Seekers Don’t Know – Sam Becker

13 Job Interview Tricks That Are Hard To Master, But Will Pay Off Forever – Áine Cain

10 Body Language Mistakes To Avoid In A Job Interview – Megan Elliott

Transferable Skills

TOP Ways To Improve Oral Communication – Ashley Miller

How To Craft An Irresistible Elevator Pitch (& Deliver It Like A Pro) – Caroline Gray

5 Proven Ways To Be More Focused – Kevin Daum

The Importance Of Extra-Curricular Activities – Dan Mason

Academic Blues

TOP What Is The Point Of A Postdoc? – Ellen Elliott, Ph.D.

Iterativity In Postgraduate Writing: Making Peace With The Mess – Sherran Clarence

The Most Common Career Advice That Graduates Should Ignore (And What To Do Instead) – Anisa Purbasari Horton

From Visual Arts To Visualizing Biology – Milka Kostic

Industry Positions

TOP Product Managers For The Digital World – Chandra Gnanasambandam, Martin Harrysson, Shivam Srivastava, and Yun Wu

The Road Ahead For Life Science PhDs ‒ The Industry Options – Debojyoti Dhar

Why It’s Not Always Best To Be Aggressive When Negotiating Your Salary – Nina Stoller-Lindsey

When Developing A Personal Brand, Sometimes Your Dreams Follow You – Mark Schaefer

Business Acumen

TOP Acquisitions Can Help You Scale, But Come With Risks – Doug and Polly White

How To Communicate Clearly During Organizational Change – Elsbeth Johnson

How To Integrate And Maintain Company Culture After A Merger – Tarun Mittal

3 Things I’ve Learned While Working In A Startup – Pavel Malos

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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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