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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


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


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


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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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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