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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (Saturday, November 23rd, 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: How to Write a Network Follow Up Email – 5 Follow Up Email templates – Maja Mirosavljevic

6 Networking Email Subject Line Examples From Top B2B Startups – Stephanie Lee

Elevator pitches: how to get the most out of those awkward networking events – James McKenzie

6 Rules to Rock Social (Media) Networking for Business – Luana Spinetti


Top: CDO resumes: 4 tips for landing a chief data officer role – Sarah K. White

Cover Letter Strategy Checklist – Katharine Hansen, PhD

How To Get Your Résumé Past The Artificial Intelligence Gatekeepers – Jeff Mills

Why You’re Not Getting Interviews: 4 Reasons Your Résumé Is Rejected – Chris Westfall


Top: How to Deflect Difficult Questions in an Interview or Negotiation – Brad Bitterly

Maurice E. Schweitzer

How To Answer The ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ Question In A Job Interview – Monica Torres

Messed up in a job interview? Here’s how to recover – Emily Moore

Conducting a Post-Interview Self Evaluation – Katharine Hansen, PhD

Transferable Skills

Top: What Is Knowledge Management and Why Is It Important? – Up Journey

What makes work great: Company culture that succeeds – Joanne Kamens

5 soft skills you need to succeed at work – Judith Humphrey

6 Managerial Soft Skills that Foster a Happy Workplace – Aris Apostolopolous

Academic Blues

Top: Internships for International Grad Students: A Step-By-Step Guide – Leah Collum

Stop the science training that demands ‘don’t ask’ – Jerry Ravetz

Mental Health, Bullying, Career Uncertainty – Collen Flaherty

More South Korean academics caught naming kids as co-authors – Mark Zastrow

Industry Positions

Top: How to Become a Project Manager – Alexa Drake

Top Priorities for Women When It Comes to Life Sciences Employers – Porschia Parker

Navigating the 3 stages of your career with intention – Tracy Mayor

Should I Become An Entrepreneur? 7 Key Questions That Will Make You Think. – Goncalo de Vasconcelos

Business Acumen

Top: New Data From First Human Crispr Trials Shows Promising Results – Leah Rosenbaum

Top 10 Pharma Companies of 2019 – Alex Philippidis

Top 10 Biotech Bay Companies by Revenue – Stephanie DeClue

Closing the Science and Manufacturing Divide – Lisa Henderson


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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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