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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (March 5th, 2017)

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

*Not So Different After All: 5 Overlapping Skills Needed In Life Science Academia Vs. Industry* – Mark Terry


TOP The Secret To Organic Networking – Dan Dowling

5 Realistic Ways For Introverts To Make Networking Less Painful – Kelly Poulson

The Idiot’s Guide To Networking, No Work Experience Required – Harvey Deutschendorf

Three Easy And Painless Ways To Network – Bethany Lampland


TOP Beating The Machine: How To Get Your Resume Into The Hands Of A Human Recruiter – Kunal Keraj

A Quick Guide To Explaining Resume Gaps When You’re Unemployed – Stacey Lastoe

Tips For Building A Great LinkedIn Profile: LinkedIn Career Expert Series – Blair Decembrele

Ten Things Your Resume Must Communicate In Ten Seconds – Liz Ryan


TOP Four Doubts Your Interviewer Has About You – And How To Address Them – Christopher Dottie

Ask A Career Coach: What’s The Best Way To Answer, “Tell Me About Yourself?” – Kyle Lee

9 Articles That’ll Make You Feel Extra Prepared For Your Interview – Nina Semczuk

How To Answer Tough Interview Questions: 8 Tips – Alison DeNisco

Transferable Skills

TOP Not So Different After All: 5 Overlapping Skills Needed In Life Science Academia Vs. Industry – Mark Terry

Make Yourself Invaluable – Judy Lytle

6 Ways To Thrive As An Expat – Rebecca Fraser

Soft Skills: Everybody Wants Them But No-One Really Knows What They Are – Emma Sue Prince

Academic Blues

TOP Will More Studies Of The Training And Career Mess Actually Create Change? – Beryl Lieff Benderly

No Publication Without Confirmation – Jeffrey S. Mogil & Malcolm R. Macleod

Five Golden Rules Of Writing A Good Scientific Paper – Julian Venables

Landing Your First Postdoc Position – Holly Hamilton

Industry Positions

TOP What Can You Be With Your PhD? – Melanie Sinche

Industry Partnership Programs: A New Type Of PhD? – Jack Leeming

Essential Must-Dos When Starting A New Job – Maricar Santos

From Start-Ups To Big Pharma- How To Get Into Industry – Rachel Harris

Business Acumen

TOP How To Know If You Need Organizational Change Or Transformation And Why It’s Important – Kris Fannin

Let’s Not Forget Why Biopharma Megamergers Are Such An Awful Idea – John Carroll

Introduction To Project Management Organizational Structure – Sebastien Boyer

Why Corporate Culture Is Becoming Even More Important – Larry Alton

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Luis A. Gomez-Sarosi, Ph.D. & Patrícia Silva, M.Sc.

Luis A. Gomez-Sarosi, Ph.D. & Patrícia Silva, M.Sc.

Luis, a Biochemistry PhD and cancer biology research scientist, is currently a StarShip Innovation Fellow at EIT - European Institute of Innovation and Technology. Patrícia is a cell and molecular biologist with business training, currently in the final year of her PhD at the University of Nice.
Luis A. Gomez-Sarosi, Ph.D. & Patrícia Silva, M.Sc.