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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (March 16th 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 How To Get Better At Small Talk So You Can Survive Networking – Eva Short

The Ultimate Networking Guide: Effective Learning Tips For Social Media Marketing World And More – Hila Shitrit

5 Expert Networking Tips That Really Work – Paul Grossinger

9 Networking Tips To Communicate With Confidence –  Diane Gottsman


TOP 9 Mistakes You’re Making On LinkedIn That Could Sabotage Your Job Hunt — And How To Fix Them – Shana Lebowitz

Experts Debate LinkedIn Vs. The Executive Resume – Meg Guiseppi

How To Write A Cv According To Recruiters: Build The Best Template And Land Your Dream Job In 5 Easy Steps – Tom Herbert

7 Creative Ways To Greatly Improve Your Resume – Tayyab Babar


TOP How To Succeed In Your Phone Interviews (A.K.A. Phone Screens) – Laura Decarlo

Here’s What To Bring To Your Next Job Interview (Aside From Your A-game) – Jenny Foss

How To Nail An Interview (Both For A Job And A Date) According To Psychologists – Cw Headley

How To Interview Your Interviewers When You’re Looking For A Job – Amber Wilkie

Transferable Skills

TOP In Absence Of A Perfect Candidate, 75% Of Americans Would Most Likely Choose Soft Skills Over Experience And Qualifications When Making A Hire, Yoh Survey Reveals – Kevin Yurick

How To Show Employers You Have Transferable Skills To Successfully Change Careers – Caroline Ceniza-levine

Most Americans Believe Soft Skills Can Stand In For Other Qualifications, Survey Says  – Valerie Bolden-Barrett

9 Skills Every Successful Web Designer Needs—And How To Learn Them – Kelli Smith

Academic Blues

TOP Four Steps For A Successful Career Change – Dris Mhammedi

The Professional Advisers Who Can Help You To Move From Academia To Industry – David Payne

Sometimes It’s Good To Get Away – Victoria Mcgovern

How To Find Your Ideal Career Path Without Wasting Time On Jobs Not Suitable For You – Jenny Marchal

Industry Positions

TOP From Chemistry PhD To Investment Management – Wolfgang Bauer

Why Data Science Teams Need Generalists, Not Specialists – Eric Colson

Should You Take A Job If You Don’t Like The Manager? – Madeleine Burry

Leadership Tips For Engineering Professionals –  Adecco Canada

Business Acumen

TOP To Seem More Competent, Be More Confident – Jack Nasher

The Mba Myth And The Cult Of The CEO – Dan Rasmussen & Haonan Li

Asking These 5 Questions Will Instantly Reveal What Employees Think Of Their Manager – Marcel Schwantes

The Importance Of Good Communication– Michael Page

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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.