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

Networking

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

CVs/Resumes

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

Interviews

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

18+ INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES EVERY EMPLOYER NEEDS TO KNOW – Bailey Reiners

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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Dr. Isaiah Hankel is the Founder and CEO of Cheeky Scientist. His articles, podcasts and trainings are consumed annually by millions of PhDs and other professionals in hundreds of 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.

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