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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (Saturday, January 11th, 2020)

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: Why professional networking groups for women remain valuable – Kristen Hicks

If You Don’t Know How to Say Someone’s Name, Just Ask – Ruchika Tulshyan

How To Avoid Six Common Networking Mistakes – Jill Huggett 

Is Your LinkedIn Content Strategy Making You Look Desperate? – Melonie Dodaro


Top: Top 10 New Resume Tactics Executives Should Be Using In 2020 – Lisa Rangel

How to write the best résumé for 2020 – Marc Cenendella

How to write a resume that will get past job application bots – MARK JONES

The 20 biggest CV mistakes stopping you getting that dream job – from selfies to cliché phrases – Richard Jenkins, Joseph Wilkes, James Rodger


Top: Designers Share What They Look For in an Interview Candidate – Andrew Nodell

You Got The Interview — Now, Five Items You Should Bring (Along With Your Resume) – Tammy Homegardner

5 Ways to Save a Terrible Job Interview – Gwen Moran


Transferable Skills

Top: The Most In-Demand Hard and Soft Skills of 2020 – Bruce Anderson

How the Best Managers Identify and Develop Talent – Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Jonathan Kirschner

It’s the best time of year to land a new job — how to capitalize in 2020 – Brittany Loggins

The No. 1 ‘soft skill’ you need to compete in today’s job market – Catey Hill

Academic Blues

Top: I wish I’d taken my mental health more seriously in grad school – Desiree Dickerson

Embracing challenge: combining marathon training with graduate studies – Kathryn Wierenga

Academics must balance privacy and honesty to become great role models – Sascha K. Hooker

How a volunteer gig as a ‘barback’ changed my perspective in grad school – Lila Westreich

Industry Positions

Top: These are the 15 fastest-growing jobs that will dominate in 2020 – Jennifer Fabiano

AI Specialist Is The Top Emerging Job In 2020 According To LinkedIn – Louis Columbus

Where the (good) jobs are – Judith Crown

Data science careers and India: the connection and way forward – Pradeep Chopra

Business Acumen

Top: To advance your career, think of yourself as a business – Alaina G. Levine

New R&D commissioner aims to ‘revitalise’ European Research Area, for east and west – Florin Zubașcu

The ethics of neurotechnology come under sharper scrutiny – Richard L. Hudson

Job Cuts, Cancer Rates and Lawsuits: This Week’s News Roundup – Mark Terry


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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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