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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (November 3rd, 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

*Satisfaction In Science* – Chris Woolston


TOP Top tech companies like Netflix and LinkedIn say they have no problem with employees interviewing for other jobs — in fact, they might want to help – Shana Lebowitz

How to Turn Leaving Your Job into a Networking Opportunity – John Cole

10 Business Pros Share Their Best Networking Tips – Alex Brown

How to Get the Most Out of Industry Conferences & Events – Dakota Shane


TOP 8 Tips On Using LinkedIn In Your Job Search – Laurence Bradford

Avoid the Resume Black Hole With These Tips – Amanda Augustine

Jargon And How To Avoid It – Sharing Science, AGU

Your LinkedIn Profile: Here Are The Only 4 Things You Need To Worry About – Cassandra Thompson


TOP 7 Innocent Job Interview Mistakes People Make Daily – J.T. O’Donnell

The 10 Psychological Ideas that Employers, Recruiters and HR People Need to Know  – Kim Tasso

Job Interview Mistakes That You Might Not Notice—But Recruiters WillPaul McDonald

5 Tips To Ace A Phone Interview – Ashira Prossack

Transferable Skills

TOP Ten Tips On How To Engineer A Flexible Career With Your Transferable Skills – Chris Guyott

26 Signs You’re A Good Boss — Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like It – Áine Cain

The One Thing I Regret Not Doing In College – Olivia Young

Why Today’s Professionals Are Taking The Career Road Less Traveled – Anant Agarwal

Academic Blues

TOP Satisfaction In Science – Chris Woolston

Positive People: The 3 Emotionally Intelligent Behaviors They Practice Daily – Marcel Schwantes

In my post-Ph.D. Career, I’m Putting My Grad School Angst To Good Use –  Kathrine Bjerregaard Nielsen

Examining Grad Student Mental Health – Abby Olena

Industry Positions

TOP I Quit My Job To Work For Myself 7 Years Ago — Here Are 5 Key Lessons I’ve Learned – Jessica Thiefels

Top Tips For Shortlisting Candidates – Rob Scott

Designing People’s Instagram Stories Is Now A Million-Dollar Business  – Katharine Schwab

The Future Of Work Won’t Be About College Degrees, It Will Be About Job Skills – Stephane Kasriel

Business Acumen

TOP Research: When Getting Fired Is Good for Your Career – Elena Lytkina Botelho, BJ Wright, and Kim Rosenkoetter Powell

How to Navigate Politics at Work – Eileen Hoenigman Meyer

How to Write the Perfect Email, According to Experts – Rachel E. Greenspan

Talent Gap Widens as Firms Battle for AI, Data Skills – Angus Loten

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Jeanette McConnell, Ph.D. and Mary Truscott, Ph.D.

Jeanette McConnell, Ph.D. and Mary Truscott, Ph.D.

Jeanette is a chemistry PhD turned science communication enthusiast. When she isn’t talking someone’s ear off about her latest scientific obsession, you’ll find her on the soccer field or reading a good sci-fi novel. Mary Truscott is a communications consultant. She completed her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at McGill University.
Jeanette McConnell, Ph.D. and Mary Truscott, Ph.D.

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