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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (November 20th, 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

*Promoting Alternative Careers: An Adviser’s Responsibility* – Elisabeth Pain


TOP This Is The Easiest Way To Expand Your Job Search Network Instantly – Abby Wolfe

How To Network And Build A Personal Brand In Data Science – Roger Huang

Teaching Social Media To Scientists – Bethany Halford

Breaking Down The Anatomy Of A Successful LinkedIn Profile – Mark Wallace


TOP I’ve Read More Than 300 Cover Letters, And This Is How I Decide If They’re Good Or Bad Within Three Minutes – Sara McCord

An Often Forgotten Part Of Your Resume Could Be The Key To Standing Out – Taylor Leddin

Your Experience Is No Longer Enough: 5 Resume Changes Executives Need To Make – Jenny Foss

How To Renovate Your Resume In 3 Steps – Brittany Johnston


TOP 9 Things You Need To Know To Prepare For A Skype Interview – Michaela Gianotti

9 Ways Your Insecurities Are Hurting Your Interview – Kitty Boitnott

4 Ideal Questions To Ask In A Phone Interview – Peggy McKee

Common Job Interview Questions – And How To Answer Them – Sarah Archer

Transferable Skills

TOP Why These 10 Soft Skills Could Catapult Your Career – J.T.O’Donnell

How Great Speakers Handle Disruption – Sam Harrison

3 Ways To Better Understand Your Emotions – Susan David

Body Language Blunders That Make You Look Bad – Travis Bradberry

Academic Blues

TOP Promoting Alternative Careers: An Adviser’s Responsibility – Elisabeth Pain

When The Going Gets Tough, Be Kind – Athene Donald

A Linguist In A Roomful Of Sociologists – Sixian Hah

Exactly How Valuable Is your PhD? – Bill Bryan and Furaha Asani

Industry Positions

TOP Science Communication A Foot In The Door – Payal Bhatia

Putting The “In” In Industry: Top Tips For A Successful Transition – Esther Cooke, PhD

Company Size: How To Decide What’s Right For You – David Shindler

How To Snap Into Job Search Mode On A Dime – J.T. O’Donnell

Business Acumen

TOP 5 Technologies That Will Disrupt Healthcare By 2020 – Reenita Das

3 Pharmas Relying On Innovation, Not Drug Price Increases For Growth – Alex Keown

Why Biotech Is Wooing Data Scientists From Tech Companies – Ron Leuty

How Analytics And Data Science Is Driving Business Acumen – Amy Porras

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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.
  • Willow Sampson

    Thanks! I love the 9 Ways Your Insecurities are Hurting Your Interview.

  • Theo

    Really smart article about expanding your network. Easy advice but really profitable strategies.

  • Julian Holst

    I really love the article about tweeting your experiments out into the world. That sounds awesome! There are some studies going on I never had any idea about. I’m going to have to follow those tweets more carefully, and think about launching my own research out there so I can get some notoriety around my career path.

  • Shawn Lyons

    Hey, this is exciting. Just found this site last week and it’s amazing. Keep up the good work!