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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (November 8th, 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

*Postdoc Blues: How Do You Know When It Is Time To Give Up?* – James Fryer

Networking

*TOP* LinkedIn Referrals: Yet Another Reason To Optimize Your Profile – Lisa Rangel

Why You Need A Strong Personal Brand And How To Build One – May Busch

A Guide To Informational Interviewing – Prital Patel

How I Survive Networking Without Having A Panic Attack Olivia Barrow

CVs/Resumes

*TOP* CV Tips: This Is What A Recruiter Can See After 30 Seconds With Your Resume – Ambra Benjamin

5 Filler Cover Letter Lines That Are Just Taking Up Valuable Space  – Jenny Foss

How To Find A Quality Recruiter Donna Svei

Interviews

*TOP* How To Write The Best Job Interview Thank You Note – Peggy McKee

How To Answer ‘Why Are You Leaving Your Current Employer?’ In An Interview – Lauren McMullen

7 Questions Only The Smartest Job Candidates Ask – Jeff Haden

Career Coach Offers Tips On How To Handle A Job Interview – Irene Seiberling

Transferable Skills

*TOP* Hard Skills Vs. Soft Skills: What They Mean To Your Job Search And The Weight They Carry With HR – Kristi Russo

You Don’t Need Charisma To Be An Inspiring Leader – Nick Tasler

5 Tips To Help You While You Transition From Academia – Uma Chandrasekharan

Academic Blues

*TOP* Postdoc Blues: How Do You Know When It Is Time To Give Up? – James Fryer

This Is The Lazy Way To Stop Procrastinating, Back By Research – Eric Barker

PhD Problems: When Things Go Wrong? Dr. Nathalie Mather-L’Huillier

Industry Positions

*TOP* Your Biggest Career Change Nemesis (And How To Defeat It) – Natasha Stanley

10 Workplace Trends You’ll See In 2016 – Dan Schawbel

Why Being A Proactive Job Seeker Is The Key To Your Next Career – Jessica H Hernandez

What Happened To My Career Path? – Liz Ryan

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Dr. Isaiah Hankel is the Founder and CEO of Cheeky Scientist. His articles, podcasts and trainings are consumed annually by millions of PhDs and other professionals in hundreds of different countries. He has helped PhDs transition into top companies like Amazon, Google, Apple, Intel, Dow Chemical, BASF, Merck, Genentech, Home Depot, Nestle, Hilton, SpaceX, Tesla, Syngenta, the CDC, UN and Ford Foundation.

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