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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (May 21st, 2017)

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

*New Data: Here’s The Fastest Way To Get A Job* – Jeremy Schifeling

Networking

TOP Where, How And With Whom To Network: Professional Networking Tips – Rakhi Acharyya

Network Like A Pro At Your Next Conference – Derek Walter

This Is Why You Should Encourage Personal Networks – Amanda Woodard

Types Of Career Networking Events – Alison Doyle

CVs/Resumes

TOP Solve Your 20 Top Resume Challenges! – Anne Marie Segal

10 Things You Need To Check Before Submitting Your Resume – Amy Elisa Jackson

Hey, Students: 5 Things That Are Wrong With Your Cover Letter – Steve Drummond and Elissa Nadworny

Key Tips To A Compelling Cover Letter – John Krautzel

Interviews

TOP How To Follow Up With A Thank You For A Phone Interview – Alison Doyle

Post-Interview Waiting: The Real Reasons Why Employers Take So Long To Respond – Susan P. Joyce

Five Annoying New Interview Questions You’ll Hear In 2017 – Liz Ryan

Video Interview Trends: A Look Back On 2016 – Holly Wade

Transferable Skills

TOP New Skills, Transferable Skills, And The New Rules Of Career Change – Christopher Watkins

The 3 Moments That Give Hardship Meaning – Jeff Boss

Every Question You’ve Ever Had About Soft Skills (But Didn’t Want To Ask) – Kat Boogaard

Why Are Transferable Skills Important? – Derek Lennon

Academic Blues

TOP The Traditional Lecture Is Dead. I Would Know — I’m A Professor – Rhett Allain

How My Supervisor Saved My PhD – Junaid Mubeen

Universities Urged To Tackle Mental Health Crisis – Ellie Bothwell

The Emotional Toll Of Unemployment In Academia – Jack Leeming

Industry Positions

TOP New Data: Here’s The Fastest Way To Get A Job Jeremy Schifeling

Want To Be Engaged In Your Career? Be Indispensable – Nina Zipkin

10 Ways To Succeed As A Project Manager – Simon Buehring

Job Hopping 101: 5 Things To Think About Before You Bounce – Kayla Buell

Business Acumen

TOP How To Bridge Company Cultures After A Merger – Lisa Alger

Startups Fail Because They Don’t Know The Difference Between Selling To An Investor And Selling To A Customer – Thomas A. Stewart and Patricia O’Connell

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