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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (October 27th, 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 ‘un-networking’ For People Who Hate The Other Word – L Michelle Smith

Do Any Of Us Make The Most Out Of Our Support Network? – Grant Powell

Making the Most of a Career Fair: Tips for Before, During, and After – Sarah Hildebrand

Why Networking In Person Can Be A Game Changer – Taylor Gordon


TOP Talking LinkedIn Profile! – Petra Fisher

Does Anyone Get Value Out Of Their LinkedIn Profile? I DID!!! – Tim Denning

This Is The Easiest Way To Make Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out – Jonathan Rick

4 Tips For Writing A Resume That Will Get You The Interview – Kinsey Crowley


TOP How To Demonstrate Your True Competence And Win People Over – Kathy Caprino

800 Hiring Managers Reveal Their Job Search Tips – Robby Berman

What to Do Immediately After an Interview – Derek Attig

Top 10 Tips For Interviewing Your Interviewer – Alison Doyle

Transferable Skills

TOP How to Master Effective Communication Skills at Work and Home – Mat Apodaca

What’s the Number One Skill You Need to Hire for in Your Startup? – Dustin Robinson

What Is The Definition Of Organizational Skills? – Jill Leviticus

Decision-Making Skills With Examples – Alison Doyle

Academic Blues

TOP No Regrets Large-scale Humanities Ph.D. Tracking Effort Finds Most Would Do It All Over Again – Colleen Flaherty

Value Of A PhD Gap Year Janani Hariharan

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

Bridging The Gap Between Public And Private Research – Jonathan Thon

Industry Positions

TOP How To Change Your Career From Marketing To UX Design – Teo Siang

What Do Social Science Graduates DoClaire Guy

Early Career Pathways In Science And Conservation: Where Will I Be In 10 Years? – Rowan Trebilco, Anne Christianson, Laura Chartier and Lydia Cole

How Brands Can Stay Relevant In The Digital Age – Joerg Niessing

Business Acumen

TOP The Role Of A Manager Has To Change In 5 Key Ways – Joseph Pistrui and Dimo Dimov

3 Biotech Stocks Poised to Rise by 15% or More  – Michael J. Kramer

Bridging the Academia-Industry Divide: Lessons from a Serial Biotech Entrepreneur – Helen Albert

Why Agile May Be Fragile – Phanish Puranam and Julien Clément

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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.