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


TOP 5 Email Templates To Respond To Recruiters (No Matter Where You Are In Your Search) – Jaclyn Westlake

The 5 People You Must Have In Your Network – Lars Schmidt

How To Network On Purpose – Cheryl Amyx

The Golden Rule Of Referrals: Learn to Give a Perfect Referral – Tatsuya Nakagawa


TOP Powering Up Your Résumé For A Nonfaculty Job Search – Jennifer Polk & L. Maren Wood

Increasing Success With Non-academic Job Applications – Vicky Sherwood

How To Ask For A LinkedIn Recommendation That Works For You – Alyse Kalish

Updated for 2018: Multilingual? Create A Secondary Language Profile On LinkedIn – Brenda Bernstein


TOP To Land A Great Job, Talk About Why You Love Your Work – Kaitlin Woolley and Ayelet Fishbach

Interviewing Is An Exchange Of Information – Hannah Morgan

Your Next Job Interview Might Be With A Robot – Suzy Weiss

How to Use Informational Interviews to Land Your Dream Job – Roxine Kee

Transferable Skills

TOP How To Improve Interpersonal Skills – Gini Beqiri

What Are The Fundamental Soft Skills You Need To Succeed In Data Science? – Vin Vashishta

What Are Transferable Skills? Understanding What Makes Work And Job Skills Transferable – Chelsy Meyer

Data Reveals Why The ‘Soft’ In ‘Soft Skills’ Is A Major Misnomer – Anant Agarwal

Academic Blues

TOP Cities Offer Great Postdoc Opportunities—but Make Sure You Factor In The Cost Of Living –  Katie Langin

Why Does Graduate School Kill So Many Marriages? – Kathryn R. Wedemeyer-Strombel

Life After PhD In The Medical Research Hamster Wheel… – IanM-EIC

Disenchanted Ph.D. Recipients, Take Solace: It Gets Better, New Research Suggests -Vimal Patel

Industry Positions

TOP Looking For Your Next Job? How Job Search Works Today – Hannah Morgan

The Gift Of A Global Cosmopolitan Mindset – Linda Brimm

Want To Be A Data Scientist? Here’s What You Need To Know – Jenny Darmody

A Day In The Life: Learn More About Some Of Our Biopharmaceutical Scientists – PhRMA

Business Acumen

TOP 2018’s Biotech IPO Bonanza: View From the After Market Bruce Booth

Help Your Team Measure Customer Experience Data More Accurately – Luke Williams

Beware Of Company Stock In Qualified Plans – Mark P. Cussen

PhRMA CEO Discusses Industry’s New Approach To DTC Television Advertising – Holly Campbell

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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.