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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (May 7th, 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

*3 Myths About Leaving The Academy* – Claartje Van Sijl


TOP The Top Five Characteristics Of A Great Networker – Ivan Misner

Effective Networking Tips: Professional Networking – Steve Mueller

The Networking Rule I Didn’t Know I Was Breaking For Years – Emilie Aries

The Networking Secret That Only Requires Writing Four Emails A Year – Jason Shen


TOP Beyond The Buzzwords: How Do You Show Soft Skills On Your Resume? – Jessica Hernandez

If Your Resume Doesn’t Have This, It Gets Tossed By Recruiters – Ariella Coombs

31 Annoying Words And Phrases On Your Résumé That Make Hiring Managers Cringe – Rachel Gillett

3 Easy Steps To A Quick Cover Letter Makeover – Debra Wheatman


TOP How To Prepare For An Interview When The Job Is A Stretch – Art Markman

Here’s What You Should Wear To Every Type Of Job Interview – Marguerite Ward

Phone Interview Do’s And Don’ts – Alison Doyle

How Do I Tell The Recruiter She’s Not Getting My W-2? – Liz Ryan

Transferable Skills

TOP Why Getting Too Comfortable Is Sabotaging Your Success – William Arruda

The Perfect Cover Letter Template To Show Off Your Skills – Lily Zhang

5 Comfort-Crushing Tips To Reach Your Goals – Brian Ainsley Horn

4 Actions To Immediately Increase Your Confidence – Katherine Keller

Academic Blues

TOP 3 Myths About Leaving The Academy – Claartje Van Sijl

I Found A Tenure-Track Job. Here’s What It Took. – Jeremy Yoder

A Publication Dilemma – Derek Lowe

Stop Beating Your Head Against The Paywall – Adam Ruben

Industry Positions

TOP 11 Science Communication Jobs For PhDs – Leah Cannon

How To Find Hidden Lucrative Life Science Jobs In Government – Mark Terry

How To Apply For A Job When You’re Underqualified – Jenny Foss

Follow-Up Emails Are ‘The Key To Success In Any Field’ ‒ Here’s Exactly What To Write – Richard Feloni

Business Acumen

TOP How Innovation Has Kept A 134-Year-Old Company Relevant – Rhett Power

How The Biotech Industry Is Transforming From Science To Business – Devendra Mishra

5 Reasons Why Social Entrepreneurship Is The New Business Model – MeiMei Fox

Taking Your Marketing Strategy To The Next Level Might Require A Consultant – Renzo Costarella

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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.