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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (Saturday, December 7th, 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: What You Should Do When Meeting with a CEO – Paul Petrone

Networking Tips From Stitch Fix’s Founder Katrina Lake – Elana Lyn Gross

Job Search Networking 101 For Engineers – Nader Mowlaee

This Is How You Should Be Networking Your Nonprofit – Kelly Hoey


Top: How One Common Phrase Can Undermine Your Job Search – Mike Firmand

5 Things That Will Screw Up Your Cover Letter – Nick Kolakowski

What Hiring Managers Value vs. What Job Applicants Think Matters – Ayaz Nanji

5 Resume Hacks for Engineers – Nader Mowlaee


Top: Landing a Job Offer: How to Overcome Objections During an Interview – Katharine Hansen, PhD

How to Answer the Most Challenging Interview Question With Emotional Intelligence – Alexandra Hayes

5 reasons you’re not being remembered after an interview – Erica Lamberg

Steps in the Job Interview Process – Alison Doyle

Transferable Skills

Top: 9 Ways to Become a Strategic Talent Advisor to Your Business, According to John Vlastelica – Samantha McLaren

Data Scientists: Machine Learning Skills are Key to Future Jobs – Nick Kolakowski

How to Provide Great Feedback When You’re Not In Charge – Farnam Street

Soft skills will dominate all jobs by 2030 – Lilia Guan

Academic Blues

Top: In academia, there’s a caste system for parents and it could backfire – Kay Lazar

PhD students in China report misery and hope – Chris Woolston & Sarah O’Meara

More college students are seeking help for mental health, but what happens when there aren’t enough counselors? – April Baumgarten

How to welcome a new international researcher into your team – Lara Pivodic

Industry Positions

Top: The Full-Stack HR Professional – Josh Bersin

The Project Manager (A Misunderstood Product Owner Stance) – Robbin Schuurman

A cell biology path outside of academia – Nic Fleming

How to Become a Mechanical Engineer (+Skills and Salary) – Lauren Pope

Business Acumen

Top: The top 15 biopharma M&A mistakes of the last decade – Eric Sagonowsky

Vaccines: A Healthcare Revolution and High Return on Investment – Mark Terry

How Machine Learning Gives Life Sciences Sales a Competitive Advantage – David Weiss & Bill Woywod

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is taking over as CEO of Alphabet – Anthony Ha


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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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