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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (March 20th, 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

*Your First Conference* – Kirsty Nash


TOP Your First Conference – Kirsty Nash

An Introvert’s Guide To Networking – Cassie Shortsleeve

7 Essential Tools for Easily Building Your Personal Brand Online – Ryan Eskine

9 Ways To Use Your LinkedIn Profile To Get Noticed – Christina Desmarais


TOP Writing Your Resume For An Officially Shorter Attention Span – Virginia Franco

The 7 Steps To Writing An Interview-Winning CV – Sophie Deering

How To Apply For A Job In A New Field When You Have No Traditional Experience – Jon Carpenter

Is Your Resume Up To Scratch? – Siofra Pratt


TOP How To Answer: What Is Your Greatest Weakness? – Jack Leeming

How To Negotiate Salary: 5 Secrets Backed By Research – Eric Barker

Weird Questions? You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet! – Alice Goffredo

We Got 10 CEOs To Tell Us Their One Killer Interview Question For New Hires –  Jason Karaian

Transferable Skills

TOP Don’t Give In To Your Inner Critic – Jennifer Polk

Learn To Read Between The Lines Of A Job Ad – David Jensen

Do This 1 Thing To Significantly Improve Your Writing – Glenn Leibowitz

Would You Pay $1,000 For A Basket Of Apples? – J. T.O’Donnell

Academic Blues

TOP The Lies We Tell Ourselves – Jonathan Downie

Leaving Academia – Elisabeth Pain

A Tale Of Two Labs – Our Academic Journeys In China And In The USA – Zhiyong Jason Ren and Defeng Xing

Life As A PhD…What Is Next? – Gloria Santos

Industry Positions

TOP Career Advice No One Tells You – Raghav Haran

10 Way To Demonstrate Emotional Intelligence In Your Job Search – Bob McIntosh

6 Things to Update Before Starting Your Next Job Search – Eric Peters

The Seven Deadly Sins Of The Job Search – Deziray Watts

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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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