Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (Saturday, November 2nd, 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: A Step-by-Step Guide to Structuring an Effective Interview Process – Samantha McLaren

Networking

Top: The Secrets of Successful Female Networkers – Harvard Business Review

Biggest Mistake People Make On LinkedIn – Robin Ryan

5 expressions to avoid in formal networking situations – Judith Humphrey

The #1 Thing Women Can Do To Advance At Work -Georgene Huang

CVs/Resumes

Top: Word Choice Can Make a Big Difference in Resumes and Cover Letters – By Katharine Hansen, PhD

The Type of Cover Letter You Need Based on Your Situation – Katharine Hansen, PhD

Amazon Career Experts Say That to Get Your Next Job, Your Resume Should Always Have These 5 Simple Things – Peter Economy

This is when you should use a video résumé (and how to do it well) – Conrad Benz-Glassdoor

Interviews

Top: A Step-by-Step Guide to Structuring an Effective Interview Process – Samantha McLaren

How to Master Interview Small Talk – Laura Brothers

Why some job interviews are downright weird – BBC News

A Top FBI Negotiator Shares 5 Tactics for Getting the Outcome You Want – Samantha McLaren

Transferable Skills

Top: The 10+ Most Important Job Skills Every Company Will Be Looking For In 2020 – Bernard Marr

This is the most in-demand soft skill that companies want – Emma Charlton

As AI infiltrates work, employers pay a premium for soft skills – Valerie Bolden-Barrett and Kate Tornone

This is how journaling can make you a more effective leader – Aytekin Tank

Academic Blues

Top: Graduate Abuse – Derek Lowe

Academics in Ukraine Fighting Against Rampant Misconduct – Emil Filtenborg and Stefan Weichert

Leaving academia: there are still opportunities to make a difference in research – Danil Mikhailov

Women are regularly read and cited less in academia, but not for lack of research, UCI study shows – Lilly Nguyen

Industry Positions

Top: HR Career Advice: Choosing a Human Resources Career – Joanne Chu

I10 questions to ask in your job interview for Medical Writers – Creative Resource

How Data Science Could Become A Mainstream Career – Gregory Ferenstein

If Sales is Your Next Career Path, Here’s What You Need to Know to Succeed – Greg McBeth

Business Acumen

Top: Top employers: Breakthroughs, impact, and purpose – Chris Tachibana

Here’s how Pfizer’s reorg and Mylan’s identity crisis yielded a giant generics merger – Angus Liu

Charities Pay $6 Million to Settle Medicare Kickback Allegations in Pharma Probe – Alex Keown

What trends will dominate HR tech in 2020? – Steve Boese

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