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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (March 23rd 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 Job Networking Tips How To Find The Right Job By Building Relationships – John E. Kobara and Melinda Smith, M.A.

How To Crush It At Your Next Business Conference – Khoi Nguyen

6 Strategies To Build A Powerful Network Around You –  Tim Denning

Five Easy Ways To Turn Small Talk Into Successful Networking – Wes O’donnell


TOP How To Write Cover Letters That Don’t Get Ignored – Celia Stangarone

Resume And Cover Letter Writing Guide – Alison Doyle

Chapter 7: How To List Special Skills On Your Resume (100+ Skills To List!) – Glenn Carter

Women Undersell Themselves On Resumes, Report Finds – Riia O’donnell


TOP How To Answer: Why Should We Hire You? – Pamela Skillings

5 Interview Tips When You’re Starting A Family + Job Hunting – Georgene Huang

Get Some Great Phone Interview Tips – Alison Doyle

Top 12 Best Questions To Ask At The End Of The Job Interview – Pamela Skillings

Transferable Skills

TOP Soft Skills: 10 Body Language Tips For Leaders – Carla Rudder

Tim Ferriss Is The King Of This In-Demand Soft Skill: Here Are Seven Ways To Master It – Amy Blaschka

The 4 Essential Skills To Future-proof Your Career –  Rituparna Chakraborty

Critical Thinking Why This Is An Essential Skill–  Dawn Rosenberg Mckay

Academic Blues

TOP Ten Powerful Habits That Will Change Your Life And Career – Bianca Miller Cole

‘A Toxic Culture Of Overwork’: Inside The Graduate Student Mental Health Crisis – Erin Woo

36 Questions That Help You Choose The Right Career – Anna Chui

How To Leverage Diversity & Inclusion To Move Your Career Forward – Simone E. Morris

Industry Positions

TOP 6 Food Science Careers That Could Be A Recipe For Success – Total Food Service

3 Things Every PhD Needs To Know About Getting A Job Outside Academia – Kristine Lodge

18 Essential Recruitment Skills To Help You Thrive In Your Career – Brendan Mcconnell

The 3 Job App Requests That Make Good Candidates Jump Ship – Frank Bocchino

Business Acumen

TOP Brexit Is Already Affecting UK Businesses — Here’s How – Nicholas Bloom, Philip Bunn, Scarlet Chen, Paul Mizen, Pawel Smietanka And Gregory Thwaites

4 Reasons Talented Employees Don’t Reach Their Potential – Tomas Chamorro-premuzic

5 Tips For Improving Your Negotiation Skills Improving Your Negotiation Skills With These Strategies Can Help To Dramatically Enhance Your Results At The Bargaining Table – Katie Shonk

5 Core Strategies For Cultivating Executive Presence – Karima Mariama

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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.