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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (November 17th, 2018)

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, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen.

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

*Soft Skills List and Examples* – Alison Doyle  


TOP Um, Did You Just Get Professionally Ghosted? – Career Contessa

5 Business Networking “Musts” – Michael Goldberg

How To Maintain Your Relationships As You Grow Your Network – Amelia Friedman

The Secret To Getting More Responses To Your Networking Requests– Dawn Graham


TOP Put Time on Your Side – David A. McDonald

Switch Careers With Transferable Skills – Hallie Crawford

Want A Human To See Your Resume? 10 ‘Hacks’ To Navigate A Company’s ATS – Forbes Coaches Council

How to Write a Cover Letter That Will Get You a Job – Alison Green


TOP Amazon Is Set To Hire 50,000 For Additional Headquarters. This Ex-Employee Reveals How To Ace The Interview – Karen Gilchrist

15 Interview Questions to Ask and Prepare For – John Hughes

The 15 Best Questions To Ask In An Interview – Jack Kelly

Tips For Coping With Job Interview Anxiety – Arlin Cuncic

Transferable Skills

TOP Soft Skills List and Examples – Alison Doyle  

Hiring for technical skills versus soft skills and cultural fit – Brian Kreissl

5 Soft Skills Small Business Leaders Need to Master to Lead Project Teams – Eileen O’Loughlin

You’ll Need People Skills To Land The Job You Want – Becca Tonn

Academic Blues

TOP Relaunch Your Career With Confidence – Hallie Crawford

How to Learn From Your Failures: 4 Valuable Lessons – Thomas Griffin

Book Review – Succeeding Outside the Academy – Chris Humphrey, PhD

Didn’t Get The Job? New Way To Bounce Back – Robin Ryan

Industry Positions

TOP Biotech Hires Go Beyond Lab Scientists, Report Show – Alex Keown

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Boss – Elle Harikleia

After You Get the Job, Here’s How to Excel – Ray Bixler

Top 5 Key Skills A Good Data Scientist Should Have – Krishnan Ramaswami

Business Acumen

TOP  Building Your Business Acumen – Meridith Powell

Top Ten Small Business Management Tips – Annabelle

The Emerging Field of Data Science Chandramita Bora

California, Massachusetts Go Toe-To-Toe For Title Of Best Biotech Hub – Andrew Dunn

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Isaiah Hankel Ph.D.

Isaiah Hankel Ph.D.

Isaiah is a Ph.D. in Anatomy & Cell Biology and internationally recognized Fortune 500 consultant. He is an expert in the biotechnology industry and specializes in helping people transition into cutting-edge career tracks.

Isaiah believes that if you feel stuck somewhere in your life right now, you should make a change. Don’t sit still and wait for the world to tell you what to do. Start a new project. Build your own business. Take action. Experimentation is the best teacher.
Isaiah Hankel Ph.D.