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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (Saturday, November 16th, 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: Social Media Strategy for Startups: the Beginners’ Guide – Jonathan Aufray

Networking Power Letters: the Key to Unlocking Hidden Opportunities – Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

How to nail a quick pitch and tips for networking – Ellenor Cox

5 Tips To Build The Best Network For Your Career Advancement – Bonnie Marcus


Top: Cover Letters, A to Z – Katharine Hansen

Your unconventional career path does not reflect a lack of focus – Shalini Govil-Pai

How to Write a Perfect Resume for Your Future Job – Allen Cranston

Expert answers to fundamental resume-writing questions – Truc Nguyen


Top: Preparing for Your Annual Performance Review – Katharine Hansen

How to calm pre-interview jitters, according to a psychologist – Judith Humphrey

How To Gain Confidence And Get Interviewers To Offer You The Job – Terina Allen

Questions to Ask in an Interview to Assess Whether a Company Supports Diversity and Inclusion – Kymberlie Krieger

Transferable Skills

Top: Are Diversity and Inclusion Part of Your Organization’s Culture? – Dana Dunbar

More companies are using AI to teach EQ. Here’s how it can go wrong – Diana Wu David

Are hard and soft skills rewarded equally? – Julie Avrane-Chopard & Jaime Potter

A Professional Must-Have: Polishing Up Your Communication Skills – Katharine Hansen

Academic Blues

Top: Too Little, Too Late – Colleen Flaherty

More Than Half of Grad Student Survey Respondents Report Discrimination – Luke A. Williams

Departmental seminar speakers should better reflect trainee diversity – Michael Price

This Researcher Exploited Prisoners, Children, and the Elderly. Why Does Penn Honor Him? – Alexander C. Kafka

Industry Positions

Top: Biotech In-Demand Job: Medical and Health Service Managers – Don Potochny

The Benefits of Different Life Sciences Career Paths – Porschia Parker

Data Science, The Fourth Industrial Revolution And The Future Of Entrepreneurship – Bryce Welker

Can you successfully pivot to a career in science? – Lisa Ardill

Business Acumen

Top: 2019’s Fiercest Women in Life Sciences – Amirah Al Idrus

Ebola vaccine approved in Europe in landmark moment in fight against a deadly disease – Helen Branswell

Amended Drug Administration Law of China: Changes and Consequences for the Pharmaceutical Industry – Chen Yang

The Rise of the Graduate Impact Entrepreneur – Kajal Sanghrajka


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Isaiah Hankel Ph.D.

Isaiah Hankel Ph.D.

Isaiah is a Ph.D. in Anatomy & Cell Biology and internationally recognized Fortune 500 consultant. He is an expert in the biotechnology industry and specializes in helping people transition into cutting-edge career tracks.

Isaiah believes that if you feel stuck somewhere in your life right now, you should 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 Hankel Ph.D.