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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (Saturday, November 30th, 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

Medical Science Liaison Jobs: The Best-Kept Secret in the Life Sciences Industry – Porschia Parker

Networking

Top: Life Sciences Lean-In: How Women Can Excel in the Discipline – Katharine Hansen

Before You Attend Another Networking Event, Ask Yourself 3 Questions – Adunola Adeshola

14 Tips for Successful Holiday Job Searching and Networking – Lisa Rangel

I Went to a Conference on Engaging Men. Here Are Four Things I Learned – Ludo Gabriele

CVs/Resumes

Top: How to Write the Best Cover Letter for a Research Scientist Job – Katharine Hansen

5 Things That Will Screw Up Your Cover Letter – Nick Kolakowski

Explain career gaps and transitions on your resume – Beth Jensen

How Employers Use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) – Alison Doyle

Interviews

Top: How to Prepare in the 24 Hours Before Your Job Interview – Katharine Hansen, PhD

A psychologist’s guide to managing your anxiety before, during, and even after a job interview – Sherry Benton

How to Tactfully Disagree in a Job Interview – Caroline Stokes

How to Negotiate: 3 Mindsets that Win Every Time – Diana K. Anderson

Transferable Skills

Top: Mitigate Project Risk With Upfront Due Diligence And Accountability – Ketan Jahagirdar

The 10 most in-demand soft skills to master if you want a raise, promotion or new job in 2020 – Jennifer Liu

How To Find Certifications That Can Help You Grow In Your Career – Jessica Miller-Merrell

8 Tips to Successful Virtual Team Facilitation – Marsha Acker

Academic Blues

Top: A message for mentors from dissatisfied graduate students – Chris Woolston

Conflict in your research group? Here are four strategies for finding a resolution – William A. Cunningham, June Gruber, Jay J. Van Bavel , Neil A. Lewis, Jr.

US academic-science mentoring falls short of best practices, say National Academies – Chris Woolston

Experi-mentoring: Where to turn when your PI can’t help – Adam Ruben

Industry Positions

Top: Medical Science Liaison Jobs: The Best-Kept Secret in the Life Sciences Industry – Porschia Parker

What Is a Customer Success Manager? – Andris A. Zoltners, PK Sinha, and Sally E. Lorimer

Why Companies Struggle To Sell Solutions – Scott Edinger

I took a chance on an unexpected career opportunity—and expanded my cultural horizons – Barbara Gastel

Business Acumen

Top: Novartis Is Buying The Medicines Company for $9.7 Billion – Josh Nathan-Kazis

Non-compliance Costs Hundreds of Millions in Revenue – Jeremy Docken

Top 10 Health Care Industry Predictions For The Year 2020 – Sachin H. Jain

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