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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (September 11th, 2016)

Best Industry Transition Articles For PhDs June 20 2015

Every week we scour the Internet to find the best industry transition articles for PhDs, so you don’t have to.

We have two consultants independently search for the most informative articles on networking, CVs/resumes, transferable skills, interviews, academic blues, and industry positions.

Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and for a top overall article each week. This week’s best articles are…

Top Overall

*Inside The Mind Of Your Job Interviewer* – Emily Johnson


TOP 7 Ways To Make Sure You Get The Most Out Of Any Guest Speaker – Chris Taylor

The Free LinkedIn Tool That’ll Make It So Much Easier To Connect With Awesome People – Nathan Tanner

LinkedIn Profiles For The Out Of Work – Donna Serdula

The Beginner’s Guide To The LinkedIn Network – Elisa Lazzari


TOP Sample Cover Letters For Job Seekers – Nicole Fallon Taylor

How To Tailor A Resume To The Job Description – Natalie Severt

How To Cut Your Cover Letter Down To One Page (Because Any Longer And No One’s Reading) – Alyse Kalish

11 Ways To Pad Out Your Résumé Without Lying – Rachel Gillett


TOP Inside The Mind Of Your Job Interviewer – Emily Johnson

The Current Interview Format Is Dead And Here’s Why – Andrew Lee

How To Prepare For A Phone Interview – Peggy McKee

A Common Job-Interview Question About Regrets Is A Trap — Here’s How To Answer It – Jacquelyn Smith

Transferable Skills

TOP Transferable Skills: What Are Scientists Good At (Other Than Science?) – Ashish Nair

3 Hours To Greater Career Confidence – J.T.O’Donnell

Soft Skills Are Increasingly Crucial To Getting Your Dream Job – Guy Berger

How To Think Strategically About Public Speaking – Nick Morgan

Academic Blues

TOP Returning To Academic Work After Maternity Leave – Rachel Moss

Babies Or Career: How To Keep Young Researchers In Science – Ulrike Trager

7 Qualities To Look For In A Scientific Mentor – Barry Teater

What To Do When People Don’t Support Your Next Career Move – Dorie Clark

Industry Positions

TOP Doubts About Academia? Here Are 5 Reasons To Fall In Love With A Biotech Career! – Evelyn Warner

7 Reasons You Should Choose Technology Transfer As Your Next Career – Dipanjan Nag

How Failure Often Becomes Your Career’s Best Friend – Dawn Rasmussen

Alternatives To Professorships In Academia – Alaina G. Levine

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Cathy Sorbara, Ph.D. & Arunodoy Sur, Ph.D.

Cathy Sorbara, Ph.D. & Arunodoy Sur, Ph.D.

Cathy has a PhD in Medical Life Science and Technology and currently works as a publishing editor in Cambridge, England. Arunodoy is a PhD in Integrative Biology and has training in intellectual property, entrepreneurship, and venture capitalism.
Cathy Sorbara, Ph.D. & Arunodoy Sur, Ph.D.