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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (Saturday, December 14th, 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:

Pharm Exec’s 2020 Pipeline Report – Joseph Constance


Top: How To Stand Out During An Informational Interview: 13 Techniques For Job Seekers – Forbes

Tips for fruitful networking over the holidays –  Alaina G. Levine

Advance Your Career By Uncovering Your Personal Brand – Paramita Bhattacharya

Navigating Professional Networking As A Young Female Entrepreneur – YEC Women


Top: Five Executive Resume Writing Strategies For 2020 – Rosa Vargas

How To Write A Killer Executive Bio – Irene McConnell

After 20 years of hiring, I refuse to look at resumes that have this common yet outdated section – Gary Burnison

How to use technology to get your resume noticed first – Esther Shein


Top: Practicing for an Interview: Rehearsed, Mock and Video-Recorded Interviews – Katharine Hansen

A Good Résumé Is Not Enough—Five More Things Job Seekers Need To Land A Job Interview – Caroline Ceniza-Levine

How Should I Answer “Why Are You Looking For A Job Change?” In An Interview? – Monica Torres

Storytelling: The Key To Standing Out At Your Next Interview – Tammy Homegardner

Transferable Skills

Top: Are Field Sales Reps Getting a Bad Deal With Data? – Sandy Jennings

It’s Not All About The Tech! Why Data Scientists With “Soft Skills” Will Rule Marketing Departments – Helen Souness

3 in-demand soft skills that you can develop through online trainings – India Today

How to Stay Productive at Work During the Holidays – Laura Brothers

Academic Blues

Top: Many Public Universities Refuse to Reveal Professors’ Conflicts of Interest – Annie Waldman and David Armstrong

Hunting for Fraud Full Time – Tom Bartlett

How I let go of my guilt as a mother in grad school – Ashley Stenzel

I thought patriarchy in science was fading. Then I saw it in the data – Emma Thomas

Industry Positions

Top: How to become a Chief Marketing Officer – Morgan Phillips Group

This Year’s Hottest Job Involves Artificial Intelligence –  Jonathan Vanian

Data science dominates LinkedIn’s emerging jobs ranking – Larry Dignan

You Didn’t Get That Internal Job You Really Wanted. Now What? – Sabina Nawaz

Business Acumen

Top: Pharm Exec’s 2020 Pipeline Report – Joseph Constance

Do large pharma companies provide drug development innovation? Our analysis says no – Emily H. Jung, Alfred Engelberg & Aaron S. Kesselhelm 

As Big Pharma Abandons Neuroscience, Can Biotech Provide Answers? – Clara Rodriguez Fernandez 

How Microsoft “Renovated” Its Culture by Following These 3 Steps – Samantha McLaren


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Isaiah Hankel

Chief Executive Officer at Cheeky Scientist
Isaiah Hankel holds a PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology. An expert in the biotechnology industry, he specializes in helping other PhDs transition into cutting-edge industry career tracks.

Isaiah believes--from personal experience--that if you feel stuck somewhere in your life, it’s a clear sign that you need to 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 is an internationally recognized Fortune 500 consultant, CEO of Cheeky Scientist, and author of the straight-talk bestsellers Black Hole Focus and The Science of Intelligent Achievement.
Isaiah Hankel


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