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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (September 14th, 2019)

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, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen.

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


TOP What Is LinkedIn? A Beginner’s Guide To The Popular Professional Networking And Career Development Site – Dave Johnson

Recruiters Take Note: Women’s Careers Don’t Follow Straight Lines – Joy Burnford

The Benefits Of Networking As A Tool Of Engagement – Mbo Luvindao

Seven Costly Networking Mistakes That Cripple Your Job Search – Rebecca Bosl


TOP Will Your Résumé Land You A Job? Ask Yourself These 10 Crucial Questions – Rachel Montanez

13 Must-Have Words To Include In Your Resume – Amy Elisa Jackson

21 Ways To Improve Your Résumé – Robin Ryan

Applying For A Job? Here’s How Your Resume Should Look – Mitrovman Mitrovski


TOP Creative Job Interview Ideas: Powerful Closing Strategies Top Performers Use – Chris Westfall

The Truth About Lying On A Job Application Or In An Interview – Unstated

Dear Women: Own Your Worth And Dare To Ask (People Aren’t Mind Readers) – Margie Warrell

What It Means When You Hear Silence After A Job Interview – Monica Torres

Transferable Skills

TOP Using A SWOT Analysis In Your Life Science Career Planning And Marketing – Katharine Hansen

Leap Of Faith: Persuading Life Science Employers To Hire You When You’re Not Quite Qualified – Katharine Hansen

We Desperately Need A Merger Between Education And Work – Brandon Busteed

How To Identify The Skills That Energize You – Kayvan Kian

Academic Blues

TOP Graduate Students Need To Think Differently About Time – James M. Van Wyck

Ideological Discrimination In Academia Is More Complicated Than You Think – Musa Al-Gharbi

As A Professor, I Wanted To Have A Bigger Impact – So I Left Academia For A Government Job Gisèle Muller-Parker

For Academic Parents, Work Travel Can Be Costly – But Some Universities Are Stepping Up Their Support – Tien Nguyen

Industry Positions

TOP The Broken Talent Pipeline For Foreign-Born Scientists – Adi Gaskell

Reflections On Being A Woman In Engineering – Stephanie Whitney

Why A Life Sciences Career Can Be Life-Changing – Kymberlie Krieger

How To Not Be A Boring Medical Science Liaison (MSL). 5 Things You Should Absolutely Do – William Soliman

Business Acumen

TOP LinkedIn Top Startups 2019: The 50 hottest U.S. Companies To Work For Now – Jessi Hempel

Notified Body BSI Certifies 1st Device Under EU MDR – Dana Elfin

Synthetic Biology Has Raised $12.4 Billion. Here Are Five Sectors It Will Soon Disrupt – John Cumbers

WHO Partners With Facebook Stop The Spread Of Inaccurate Vaccine Information – Elija Shama

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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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