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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (Saturday, November 9th, 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: Soft Skills in the Life Sciences – Karla Talanian, Jennifer Lawrence and Luke Haubenstock

Networking

Top: Social connections first, science second: How biotech’s recipe for success has its limits – Kate Sheridan

How to network like a pro – Bhavana Dalal

10 Useful Techniques For Building And Diversifying Your Personal Network – Forbes Coaches Council

How to Give People Advice They’ll Be Delighted to Take – Anna Goldfarb

CVs/Resumes

Top: The magic formula to an extraordinary design resume – Michal Ninburg

How to Make a Convincing Resume – Ernest Hamilton

How To Write A Resume That Gets Noticed By Hiring Managers – Ashira Prossack

This is how to avoid all of the biggest resume mistakes – Kathleen Davis

Interviews

Top: Your Interview With AI – Lilah Burke

Don’t know how to answer a question during a job interview? Do this – Adora Wong

7 Ways to Show Emotional Intelligence in a Job Interview – Harvey Deutschendorf

Transferable Skills

Top: Soft Skills in the Life Sciences – Karla Talanian, Jennifer Lawrence and Luke Haubenstock

Big Data Is Big Trouble For Science – Paul M. Sutter

The 5 Most Important Job Skills For The Future – Bernard Marr

Do you have these 3 essential skills to help you in business, politics and life? – By Susan Del Percio and Adrienne Elrod

Academic Blues

Top: These Researchers Make Stand-Up Part of the Routine – Lindsay Ellis

Why scientists should take more coffee breaks – Vivienne Tam

3 Reasons You Should Work Through Grad School – The Ascent

Compensate Graduate Students for Service Work – Carolina Flores / Justin Weinberg

Industry Positions

Top: What Professional Sports Can Teach Us About Career Transitions

Pavel Krapivin

Voices Of Success: Billionaire Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw On Founding Biocon As An ‘Accidental Entrepreneur’ – Luke Kelly

10 tips for creating a meaningful second career – Michelle Simone

Immigrants from China and India can accelerate the green card process – Sophie Alcorn

Business Acumen

Top: Who’s on Top: The Current Leaders in Biopharma Diversity – Kymberlie Krieger

AstraZeneca Backs $1 Billion Fund to Support China’s Growing Pharma Market – Alex Keown

Analytics and Strategic Workforce Planning Increase Leadership Success at Bayer – Buddy Benge

Why Science-Driven Companies Should Use Agile – Alessandro Di Fiore, Kendra West, Andrea Segnalini

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