Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (September 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

*So, Why Do You Want This Job?* – David Akka

Networking

*TOP* Body Language Skills: The Ultimate Networking Tool – Kimball Stadler

10 Killer Networking Principles – Miles Veth

4 Rookie Mistakes You Need To Avoid On LinkedIn – Don Goodman

How To Learn To Love Networking – Susan Cain

15 Ways To Avoid Becoming A Networking One-Hit Wonder – Dawn Rasmussen

CVs/Resumes

*TOP* Five Items On Your Resume Recruiters Notice First – Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Top 7 Cover Letter Tips For 2015 – Jessica H Hernandez

How To Write A Resume That Will Definitely Get Read – Sophie Deering

Interviews

*TOP* So, Why Do You Want This Job? – David Akka

7 Smart Questions To Ask At the End Of Every Job Interview – Dylan Roach and Jacquelyn Smith

How To Answer The Ten Dumbest Job Interview Questions – Liz Ryan

5 Steps To Turn That Interview Into A Job Offer – Marcelle Yeager

Transferable Skills

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here’s How to Know for Sure – Travis Bradberry

Academic Blues

Public Good-byes – Colleen Flaherty

Banish Limiting Beliefs To Progress Your Career – Vera Woodhead

Why You Can’t Always Get What You Need – May Ngo

Academic FOMO – Amy Loughman

Industry Positions

*TOP* Opting For A Non-Academic Career-When What And How? – Helen De Cruz

Alternative Careers: Day in the Life of a Flow Cytometry Core Facility Manager – Rachael Walker

Reflections – My Transition From PhD To Industry – Dr. Monika Stuczen

Career Paths: Planning Your Route – Gaia Donati

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Dr. Isaiah Hankel is the Founder and CEO of the largest career training platform for PhDs in the world - Cheeky Scientist. His articles, podcasts and trainings are consumed annually by 3 million PhDs in 152 different countries. He has helped PhDs transition into top companies like Amazon, Google, Apple, Intel, Dow Chemical, BASF, Merck, Genentech, Home Depot, Nestle, Hilton, SpaceX, Tesla, Syngenta, the CDC, UN and Ford Foundation.

Dr. Hankel has published two bestselling books with Wiley and his methods for getting PhDs hired have been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Nature, Forbes, The Guardian, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine and Success Magazine.

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