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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (May 29th, 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

*How Can Academia Kick Its Addiction To The Impact Factor?* – Jon Tennant


TOP If You Want Someone You Meet To Remember You Forever, Do These 6 Things – Dragon Radovanovic and Jacquelyn Smith

Everyone Feels Awkward + 5 More Networking Truths That’ll Make It So Much Easier – Christie Mims

Finally: 5 Email Templates That Make Following Up With Anyone Way Less Awkward – Aja Frost

How To Fix Your LinkedIn Newsfeed: Make It More Professional, Less Facebook – Donna Serdula


TOP The Biggest Mistake Job Seekers Make With Their Resumes – Jacquelyn Smith

CV Vs. Resume – Here Are The Differences – Stacey Gawronski

Resumes Are Overrated For Startup Hiring – Abhay Parekh

25 Job Skills To Leave Off Your Resume – Megan Leonhardt


TOP 5 Excellent Questions To Ask The Hiring Manager When Your Job Interview Is Going Horribly – Lily Herman

Want To Blow Away A Hiring Manager? Come Armed With These 6 Company Facts – Lea McLeod

What, “You’re Not A Cultural Fit” Really Means… – J.T. O’Donnell

Overcome Your Reluctance And Start Negotiating Your Salary – Judith White

Transferable Skills

TOP 4 Fears Standing Between You And A Bigger Paycheck – Marisa Torrieri

You And Recruiters: Engaging Your Job Search Afterburners – Michelle Kruse

8 Tips On Giving A Presentation Like A Pro – Shawn Doyle

When Emotions Run High – Elizabeth Suarez

Academic Blues

TOP How Can Academia Kick Its Addiction To The Impact Factor? – Jon Tennant

A Problem By Any Other Name – Paul Rogge, Emily Regier

Failing To Fail Gracefully – John Tregoning

What I Lost When I Got My PhD – Kristen D Burton

Industry Positions

TOP 9 Things You Absolutely Need To Know Before You Job Search – Hannah Morgan

Three Tips For Choosing Your Next Job – Brad Smith

How To Know If Joining A Startup Is Right For You – Rebecca Knight

Finding Job Satisfaction in Technology Transfer – Jack Leeming

5 Ways To Make Your Own Job-Search Karma – 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.
  • Stephen Rocky

    Thanks for sharing this wounderful article