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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (May 15th, 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

*28 Brilliant Questions To Ask At The End Of Every Job Interview* – Jacquelyn Smith


TOP Getting The Most Out Of LinkedIn During Your Job Search – Robin Madell

Job Seekers: Stop Insulting The Hiring Manager – Brian de Haaf

The More People We Connect With On LinkedIn, The Less Valuable It Becomes – Alexandra Samuel

All-Star LinkedIn Users Are 40 Times More Likely To Get Contacted—Here’s How To Score That Rating – Nathan Tanner


TOP Yes, Cover Letters Still Matter—And Yes, There’s A Way To Make Yours Stand Out – Jenny Foss

Let’s Set Your Resume Straight. Here’s How! – Anders Liu-Lindberg

Improve Your Resume By Turning Bullet Points Into Stories – Jane Heifetz

Get Your CV Noticed By The Top Dog – Andrew Fennell


TOP 28 Brilliant Questions To Ask At The End Of Every Job Interview – Jacquelyn Smith

How To Sound Smarter In A Job Interview – Tom Ireland

5 Things You Should Never Say During A Phone Interview  – Robin Madell

How To Nail A Job Interview – Neil Blumenthal

Transferable Skills

TOP Unexpectedly Useful: A New Look At The PhD; Or, How I’ve Learned To Appreciate My Degree – Malkah Bressler

From Blog To Book (A Consolation For Rejected Authors Everywhere) – Professor Les Back

5 Tips For Branding Yourself For Success – Catherine Kaputa

7 Tips For Beating Procrastination Blues – Martin McGowan

Academic Blues

TOP Managing Your Advisor – James M. Van Wyck

We Need To Do More For Women In Science – H. Ahmed

Five Factors To Consider While Choosing Your PhD – Mark Maslin and Kevin Fowler

Four Reasons We Do Not Need 37 Names For Postdocs – Gary McDowell

Industry Positions

TOP So You Want To Be An … Equity Research Associate – Sally Burn, PhD

What It’s Like To Work With A KOL (Key Opinion Leader) – Kathryn H. Dao, M. D.

9 Signs You Should Run Away From That Job Offer – J.T. O’Donell

4 Foolproof Job Search Tips For Every Kind Of Job Seeker – Arnie Fertig

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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.