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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (Saturday, January 4th, 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 build an email list on LinkedIn – Tim Queen


Top: How to build an email list on LinkedIn – Tim Queen

6 Ways To Boost Your Professional Network In The New Year – Dana Brownlee

The Importance of Networking in Business –

How to Succeed at Business Networking – Indeed Career Guide


Top: Top 10 Tips To Get Your Resume Past ATS Scans – ZipJob Team

10 Skills for Cover Letters –

17 Powerful Quotes That Will Inspire You to Write the Best Resume Ever – Peter Economy

The best skills to have on your resume – Millie Dent



Top: Most Difficult HR Interview Questions and Answers – Jappreet Sethi

‘Job auditions’ are spiraling out of control – Maridel Reyes

What to Do If You Can’t Answer an Interview Question – Alison Doyle

What’s Wrong With Your Job Hunt? Diagnosing an Unproductive Search – Katharine Hansen

Transferable Skills

Top: Corporate Training: Guide to Leadership Development – Josh Brown

Seeking Out Professional Development for Biopharma Professionals – Katharine Hansen

Asking the Right Questions: Developing Better Discovery Skills – Elizabeth “Bette” Frick

30 articles from 2019 to take us into 2020 – Jane Hart

Academic Blues

Top: What I learnt from trying out industry before graduate school – Ty Tang

Why We Need a Yelp for Doctoral Programs – Leonard Cassuto

Survivorship bias in science: is individual resilience the most important quality of a good scientist? – David Kent

Early-career funding sources: you will not find what you do not seek – Colin Evans

Industry Positions

Top: Hiring experts expect demand for this role to surge in 2020 — and it can pay a median of $126,000 – Karen Gilchrist

These 5 high-paying, growing jobs didn’t exist a decade ago—but they’ll be booming through the 2020s – Jennifer Liu

This Indian startup offers as much as 270% hike in salary for a job well done – Prerna Sindwani

The hottest jobs of 2019 and what’s next for 2020 – Reggie Wade

Business Acumen

Top: Four Major Biopharma Scandals in 2019 – Alex Keown

High Cost of Insulin Remains a Concern as Lawmakers Head into 2020 Election  – Alex Keown

The Marketing Topics That Resonated Most With Readers In 2019 – Kimberly A. Whitler

Your FiercePharma reading list for long winter nights, no candle required – Tracy Staton


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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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