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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (June 29th 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 Hey, Introverts! Here Are 4 Ways To Be A Better Networker – Alexander Felice

Successful Networking Is All About Having The Right Energy – David Meltzer

Mentors Are Great—but This Person Can Help You Get Ahead At Work – Glenn Leibowitz

Reaching Potential Employers: Effective Networking Tips – Koushik Shaw, MD


TOP Frustrated By The Job Hunt? These Surprising Numbers Show It’s Not You, It’s The System – Shireen Jaffer

Attract Employers With A Professional Linkedin Profile – Wordvice

Even More Resume Tips To Help Mold Your Personal Branding Strategy – Samantha Nolan

The Art Of The Cover Letter – Larissa Pham


TOP Job Interview Tips: Six Steps To A Salary Increase – Chris Westfall 

A Ted Coach’s 5 Best Tips For Powerpoint Slides That Won’t Put Your Audience To Sleep – Jessica Stillman

Everything You Need To Know To Rock Your Next Whiteboard Test – Debbie Chew

15 Questions For A Second Interview — And How To Answer Them – Robert Half

Transferable Skills

TOP The Practical Magic Of ‘thank You’ Suzanne Vickberg & Melanie Langsett

4 Ways To Build Influence At Work, No Matter Your Job Title – Gwen Moran

How To Work With Someone Who Thinks They’re Always Right – Ron Carucci & – Jarrod Shappell

Why Can’t Students Recognise Transferable Skills? – Tanya Martini

Academic Blues

TOP Academia Or Industry? How I Learned To Pivot Between Them – Pedro Resende

New Report Says Women Will Soon Be Majority Of College-educated U.S. Workers – Dani Matias

These Are The Countries That Trust Scientists The Most—and The Least – Tani Rabesandratana

Build Science In Africa – Anagaw Atickem, Nils Chr. Stenseth, Peter J. Fashing, Nga Nguyen, Colin A. Chapman, Afework Bekele, Addisu Mekonnen, Patrick A. Omeja & Urs Kalbitzer

Industry Positions

TOP 10 Tips For Getting Started In Biomedical Sciences Consulting – August Blackburn

Best Practices For Combining Data Science And Design – Ricky Hennessy, Sheetal D Raina & Amanda Ward

From Campus To Consumer: Lessons On University Tech Transfer – Kevin Truong

5 Time Management Strategies For Project Managers Ashley Difranza

Business Acumen

TOP Leading Women In Stem Share Five Keys To Unlocking Innovation – Brienne Garrett

Bristol-myers Squibb And Celgene – On The Path To A Valuable Combination – The Value Portfolio

Abbvie Strikes Deal To Acquire Allergan For About $63 BillionCara Lombardo, Jonathan D. Rockoff And Dana Cimilluca

Six Biotech Companies With Ipos This Week– Mark Terry


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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.