Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (October 12th, 2019)

Every week, we scour the Internet for the best industry transition articles for PhDs – so you don’t have to!

Our two consultants independently search for the most informative articles in the categories of networking, CVs/resumes, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen.

Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and a top overall article for the week.

This week’s best articles are…

Top Overall

Top Overall: Background Checks for Life Sciences Professionals: What to Expect – Katharine Hansen, PhD

Networking

Top: Going To A Networking Event? Here’s How To Keep Track Of Business Cards And Connections – Young Entrepreneur Council

How I Learned to Love Networking as an Introvert – Ellevate

Made A New Professional Connection? How To Follow Up When You Have Nothing To Say – Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Should You Connect With People You Don’t Know on LinkedIn? There’s a New (Right) Answer for 2019 – Bill Murphy Jr.

CVs/Resumes

Top: Be proud of your resume, wobbles and all – Karin Bodewits

Work Advice: Do I really need to write cover letters for online job applications? – Karla Miller

Design your resume with a basic font and cover letter to land a job – Prerna Sindwani

Learn How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile and Score Your Dream Job – Entrepreneur

Interviews

Top: Making the Most of Working with Recruiters in the Life Sciences Industry – Katharine Hansen, Ph.D.

Do You Send a Thank You Note After a Job Interview? – Josh Ocampo

This is the best answer I ever received to ‘Tell me about yourself’—after 20 years of interviewing – Gary Burnison

What’s so wrong about lying in a job interview – Prodita Sabarini

Transferable Skills

Top: The rapidly changing workplace makes acquiring new skills more important than education – Jasmine Kim

Scripts for Responding to Negative Feedback – Jamie Lee

Two out of three UK business leaders think tech skills matter more than math and science – Vicky McKeever

The 7 most valuable career skills right now, according to UAE HR experts – Yousra Zaki

Academic Blues

Top: ‘Graduate school is not designed for us’: For parents in graduate programs, traditional academia and gendered expectations clash – Emma Baker

Reviewers, don’t be rude to nonnative English speakers – Adriana L. Romero-Olivares

How I overcame impostor syndrome after leaving academia – Desiree Dickerson

The Grad Abroad: Doing Your Ph.D. in Germany – Riley Linebaugh

Industry Positions

Top: Background Checks for Life Sciences Professionals: What to Expect – Katharine Hansen, PhD

Switching from academia to MedComms – Daniele Guido

Research: People Want Their Employers to Talk About Mental Health – Kelly Greenwood, Vivek Bapat, Mike Maughan

VaynerMedia’s Chief Heart Officer Reveals the Secrets to a Strong HR Team – Lars Schmidt

Business Acumen

Top: Why Companies Do “Innovation Theater” Instead of Actual Innovation – Steve Blank

Novartis, Microsoft partner to use artificial intelligence in drug research – Alaric Dearment

Transforming Clinical Trials: The Three Enablers of Intelligent Oversight – Wendy Morahan

50 Years of Life Sciences Innovation: PMI’s Top 10 Impactful Biotech Projects – Mark Terry

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