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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (October 5th, 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: How Life Sciences Professionals Can Find Jobs in the ‘Hidden’ Job Market – Katharine Hansen, Ph.D.

9 Expert Tips to Make Networking Easier at Industry Events – Jameson Fleming

How To Build An Authentic Network: Lessons From A Venture Capitalist – Sophia Mateeva

Informational job interviews are still a thing – Sean Joyner


TOP: Personal Branding for Life Sciences Professionals – Katharine Hansen, Ph.D.

9 Cover Letter Tips That Will Actually Help You to Get an Interview – Lifehack

3 Easy Steps That’ll Make Your Resume Stand Out (And Take Less Than 1 Minute) – Avery Blank

‘Should I personalize my resume for each company?’ All your latest job search questions, answered – Keith Dunlap


TOP: The ultimate job interview guide from RECRUITERS – Recruiters

The Interview Question You Need To Answer Right: ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ – Ashley Stahl

‘Is It Just Me, or Was This Job Interview Full of Red Flags?’ – Alison Green

Here’s the No.1 way people blow a job interview – Catey Hill

Transferable Skills

TOP: 3 vital skills for the age of disruption – Karthik Krishnan

3 of the Most Common Challenges Women Face in Negotiations – Mara OlekalnsRuchi Sinha, Carol T. Kulik

Experience or skills? What is more important in hiring tech talent? – Christina Giglio

Five Mistakes Most Public Speakers Make – Henry DeVries

Academic Blues

TOP: From Where Comes Fake News? — From Fake Academic Studies – Tom Lindsay

What do we know about Ph.D. scientists’ career paths? – Beryl Lieff Benderly

Teaching at the university level is not a hassle – Sarah A. Gagliano Taliun

Novelist Cormac McCarthy’s tips on how to write a great science paper – Van Savage

Industry Positions

Industry Positions

TOP: Creating a Life Sciences Job Where One Doesn’t Exist – Katharine Hansen, Ph.D.

10 Types of Sales Jobs: How to Choose the Right Career in Sales – Stephanie Lee

What is Medical Writing? How to launch a career writing about medicine and health – Diego Pineda

What Flexibility Means to Your Employees at Work – Porschia Parker

What Flexibility Means to Your Employees at Work

Business Acumen

TOP: FTC throws up extra hurdle to AbbVie’s Allergan buy as Roche, Spark dwell in limbo – Angus Liu

Kill science funding and you kill the future tech economy – Lee Fleming and Matt Marx

Mom approved: J&J, Takeda and more lead Working Mother’s best places to work list for 2019 – Beth Snyder Bulik

How to tell if your industry is ready for platform transformation – Sara Brown

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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.