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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (October 6th, 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 How Much Networking Does It Really Take To Land A Job? – Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Even Introverts Can Excel At Networking By Following These Steps – Marguerita Cheng

How Much Networking Does It Really Take To Land A Job? – Caroline Ceniza-Levine

How To Manage Your Most Important Relationships – Jerry Acuff

10 Networking Hacks I Learned from a Two-day Career Fair – Jonny Henderson


TOP Increasing Success With Non-academic Job Applications – Vicky Sherwood

Why Your LinkedIn Profile Should Be Updated – Katie Roth

7 Resume Mistakes That Sabotage Pharmacists During the Job Search – Alex Barker

Is The Résumé Dead? – Kathryn Vasel


TOP  11 Things You Should Do In The 15 Minutes Before A Job Interview – Rachel Premack

4 Thank You Notes For 4 Awkward Interview Situations – Jenny Foss

‘What’s Your Biggest Weakness?’ How To Answer Common Interview Questions – Ariella Coombs

The Art of the Elevator Pitch – Carmine Gallo

Transferable Skills

TOP 13 Tips On Switching Careers By Honing In On Your Transferable Skills – Margaret Olatunbosun

Transferable Skills With A PhD – Mark Bennett

Robots Can’t Replace This Crucial Business Skill – Zoran Latinovic & Sharmil C. Chatterjee

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

Academic Blues

TOP The Quest For Postdoctoral Independence – Chris Woolston

When Considering A Career Change, Don’t Be Afraid To Seek Out New Perspectives – Barbara A. Wanchisen

Soas To Pay Former Student £20K Over ‘No Supervision’ PhD – John Morgan

What Is The Future Of STEM In The Age Of Disruptive Technologies?Mark Lautens

Industry Positions

TOP Like Virtual Reality For Careers: A New Online Resource That Helps Scientists Explore Job Options – Katie Langin

Why The 4-day Workweek Might Be Closer Than You Think — And The 10 Careers Best Suited To It – Karen Gilchrist

Survey Says: Top 5 Trends In The Life Sciences Industry – Mark Terry

The Future Of Work Is Five Different Conversations – Paul Millerd

Business Acumen

TOP How Winning Organizations Last 100 Years – Alex Hill, Liz Mellon, and Jules Goddard

Agile Boards Of Directors: A Fad Or The Future? – Veronika Zagieva and Stanislav Shekshnia

Apple, Google And Amazon Named As Most Valuable Brands In World – Angela Monaghan

Not Technology But A Business Model Makes A Startup Dominate A New Industry – Han Jin

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Jeanette McConnell, Ph.D. and Mary Truscott, Ph.D.

Jeanette McConnell, Ph.D. and Mary Truscott, Ph.D.

Jeanette is a chemistry PhD turned science communication enthusiast. When she isn’t talking someone’s ear off about her latest scientific obsession, you’ll find her on the soccer field or reading a good sci-fi novel. Mary Truscott is a communications consultant. She completed her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at McGill University.
Jeanette McConnell, Ph.D. and Mary Truscott, Ph.D.

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