Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (Saturday, December 21st, 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 Overall: How to be a Successful Chief Data Officer – Ahmed Inam

Networking

Top: Network Your Way Into the New Year – Rebekah Layton

Networking – University of Oxford

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

The 7 Deadly LinkedIn Sins – Stephen Key

CVs/Resumes

Top: The Top 4 Resume Myths – Busted – Robert Hellmann

Cover Letters – University of Oxford

10 Tips for Writing a Great Resume – Samantha Ruff

Resume tip: Why be “passionate” when you can be a “thought leader” – Naomi Datta

Interviews

Top: Second, Third and Subsequent Interviews: How to Keep the Momentum Going – Katharine Hansen, PhD

Top Data Science Interview Questions and Skills to Know – Nathan Eddy

Top 4 Mistakes People Make During the Coding Interview – David Golightly

Don’t Let Impostor Syndrome Derail Your Next Interview – Susan Peppercorn

Transferable Skills

Top: Let’s Stop Talking About Soft Skills: They’re Power Skills – Josh Bersin

Trends 2020: The Broadening Role of L&D – Ken Taylor

Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers: Strategies and Resources – Dara Fontein

5 product design skills that psychology graduates actually have – Edith Khairani Cresson

Academic Blues

Top: The hidden costs of academia: 4 things professors should realize – Gloria Oladipo

Why I stopped turning a blind eye to the ethics of my research—and personal life – Eva Kinnebrew

Rude paper reviews are pervasive and sometimes harmful, study finds – Christie Wilcox

Scientists on the Move – Mark Howard-Banks

Industry Positions

Top: How to be a Successful Chief Data Officer – Ahmed Inam

Indeed’s top tech skills trends: JavaScript, containerization, and data science – Macy Bayern

The Modern Chief Marketing Officer Is Also Chief Change Agent – Claire Darling

Inside sales training: What is it? Why it matters? How to do it right – Steli Efti

Business Acumen

Top: The Route to Market Access in Europe – Julian Upton

Remember the caregivers: Thanks to aging boomers, they’re pharma’s next key demographic – Beth Snyder Bulik

The key factors behind Adobe’s record $11bn annual revenue – Kelly Earley

COP25: Longest climate talks end with compromise deal – Matt McGrath

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Dr. Isaiah Hankel is the Founder and CEO of the largest career training platform for PhDs in the world - Cheeky Scientist. His articles, podcasts and trainings are consumed annually by 3 million PhDs in 152 different countries. He has helped PhDs transition into top companies like Amazon, Google, Apple, Intel, Dow Chemical, BASF, Merck, Genentech, Home Depot, Nestle, Hilton, SpaceX, Tesla, Syngenta, the CDC, UN and Ford Foundation.

Dr. Hankel has published two bestselling books with Wiley and his methods for getting PhDs hired have been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Nature, Forbes, The Guardian, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine and Success Magazine.

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