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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (June 5th, 2016)

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

*Self Appreciation For Postdocs: You ARE Employable!* – Sally Burn


TOP Need Help Networking? 4 Rules To Remember – Jeff Shuey

6 Tips For Good Networking – Robert Bewley

This Super Quick Mental Trick Will Help You Feel More Comfortable Meeting Strangers – Chris Charyk

9 Tips For Creating An Awesome Brand – John Rampton


TOP 5 Questions That’ll Help You Decide What To Keep (And Cut) On Your Resume – Aja Frost

5 Resume Mistakes You Can Never Make – Will Thomson

New Research Reveals That Trendy Resume Could Cost You the Job, Even In Creative Industries – Terri Williams

How Do I Talk About [Topic] On My Resume? – Anne Kroo


TOP Need To Cancel Your Job Interview? Don’t Do This – J.T. O’Donnell

Very Real Reasons You Were Not Hired (This Time) – Lisa Rangel      

Four Red Flags To Watch Out For In Job Interviews – Pat Mastandrea

When Do I Follow Up? The Ordeal Of Job Seeking – Thomas Patrick Chuna

Transferable Skills

TOP Self Appreciation For Postdocs: You ARE Employable! – Sally Burn

How To Be More Productive – James Caan

10 Ways To Free Up At Least 20 Extra Hours A Week – Rhett Power

Listening Is An Overlooked Leadership Tool – Melissa Daimler

Academic Blues

TOP The ECR’s Guide To Managing Anxiety And Perfectionism In Academia – Cici Zhang

Role Models Matter – Kerry Ann Rockquemore

Kindness In The Lab; How To Make Your Lab A Happier Place – Maaike Pools

Researching Career Solutions – Joseph Barber

Industry Positions

TOP So You Want To Be In Scientific Public Relations? – Joan M. Mas

What Did Your Job Search Teach You? – Karen Kaplan

So You Want To Be A Data Scientist (Again)? – Daniel Harris

7 Lessons About Finding The Work You Were Meant To Do – Kate Torgovnick May

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Cathy Sorbara, Ph.D. & Arunodoy Sur, Ph.D.

Cathy Sorbara, Ph.D. & Arunodoy Sur, Ph.D.

Cathy has a PhD in Medical Life Science and Technology and currently works as a publishing editor in Cambridge, England. Arunodoy is a PhD in Integrative Biology and has training in intellectual property, entrepreneurship, and venture capitalism.
Cathy Sorbara, Ph.D. & Arunodoy Sur, Ph.D.
  • Sally Burn

    Thanks for making my “Self Appreciation for Postdocs” article your pick of the week – much appreciated! One little thing: the “So You Want To Be In Scientific Public Relations?” article you mention is also by me, not Joan M. Mas as stated (they were the talent behind the lovely image accompanying the article). Thanks!