Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (November 15th, 2015)

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

*Top 11 Entry Level PhD Industry Careers To Skip The Postdoc* Ryan Raver

Networking

*TOP* Networking: How To Make The Most Out Of Professional Societies – Alaina G. Levine

Three Strategies To Boost Your Networking Effectiveness – Michael Blatt

Get 10X Better Career Results From Social Media – Bruce Kasanoff

Networking Gone Bad – Natalie Lundsteen

48 Questions That’ll Make Awkward Small Talk So Much Easier – Aja Frost

CVs/Resumes

*TOP* A Job Hunter’s Guide To Getting Your Resume Past The ATS And Into Human Hands – James Hu

How To Write A Resume To Move To A Higher Position – Don Goodman

Worst Cover Letter You Can Send (And, You Probably Are)J.T.O’Donnell

The Words To Use — And The Words To Lose — On Your Resume – Mary Eileen Williams

Interviews

*TOP* Your 4-Step Plan To Answering “Tell Me About Yourself” Perfectly – Leslie Moser

How To Answer “Tell Me When” Questions – Kathryn Minshew

What Do I Need To Bring To An Interview  – James Caan

3 Ways To Recover After You Lowball Yourself In An Interview For Less Than You’re Worth – Richard May

11 Ways To Ruin A Job Interview According To Three Experts – Zlata Rodionova

Transferable Skills

*TOP* Benefits And Pitfalls Of An Academic Background In Consulting Joana McLenaghan

3 Reason To Talk To A Recruiter – Iselde van Beurden

How To Nail Your Elevator Pitch – Glenn Leibowitz

What Introverts Can Do To Get Past All Those Awful, Outdated Stereotypes – Beth Buelow

Academic Blues

*TOP* Happiness in Grad School – Shira Lurie

Managing Conflicting Feedback On your Thesis Alison Crump

Universities Have A Choice: Work With Industry Or Have It Steal Their Best Talent – Vivek Wadhwa

Why Scientists Need To Fail Better – Stuart Firestein

Industry Positions

*TOP* Top 11 Entry Level PhD Industry Careers To Skip The Postdoc – Ryan Raver

The Real Reason You Didn’t Get That Job Liz Ryan

How To Do A Long-distance Job Search – Dana Manciagli

Raghav Haran (How To Get Any Job You Want (Even If You’re Unqualified) – Raghav Haran

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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.