Skip to content

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (September 21st, 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

*A Guide To Researching Life Sciences Employers* Katharine Hansen, Ph.D.


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

Businesses Are Built By Networking. Here’s A Blueprint That Has Worked – Robert Glazer

How To Make A Good First Impression, Your Way – Amy Sedghi

An Introvert’s Guide To Networking – Cheryl Marks Young


TOP Google Recruiters Say Using The “X-Y-Z Formula” On Your Resume Will Improve Your Odds Of Getting Hired At Google – Bill Murphy

How To Update And Edit Your Own Resume (And Land The Job) – Vivian Manning-Schaffel

How To Write A Resume: The Complete Guide –  Resume Genius

What To Include In A Cover Letter For A Job – Alison Doyle


TOP A Guide To Researching Life Sciences Employers – Katharine Hansen, Ph.D.

10 Mistakes Young Professionals Make While Job Hunting – Katy Gambella

Following Up After A Life Sciences Job Interview – Katharine Hansen, Ph.D.

Ask A Recruiter: Surprising Mistakes That Hiring Managers Make – Jasmine Crittenden

Transferable Skills

TOP LinkedIn Launches Skills Assessments, Tests That Let You Beef Up Your Credentials For Job Hunting – Ingrid Lunden

This Is How Skills-Based Certifications May Support Employment For The Next Generation – Divyalok Sharma

How To Develop Board-Worthy Skills – Jill Griffin

Four Stand-Out Skills You Need To Move Into The Pharma Industry – Owen Heyworth

Academic Blues

TOP “Look At How White The Academy Is”: Why BAME Students Aren’t Doing PhDs – Anna Fazackerley

Universities Need To Do More To Support Grad School Parents – Riley Galton

U.S. Academics, Make Sure You Know The Rules About Foreign Funding And Affiliations -Beryl Lieff Benderly 

Research Focuses On Lack Of Women Authors On Graduate Syllabi – Pearl Stewart

Industry Positions

TOP From Academia To Freelance Curator – Emily Scott-Dearing

What’s In A Job Title – Data Scientist?Clinton Jones

Not Your Typical Medical Science Liaison – Matt Paterini

6 Sales Tips On How To Sell Without “Selling” In 2019 – Gary Vaynerchuk

Business Acumen

TOP The Top 10 Best-Paying Places To Work In Biopharma – Angus Liu

What Does It Take To Build A Globally Competitive Biohealth Cluster? Steven Surdez

One Of The Largest Pharma Companies In The World Has Made A Big Move In Cannabis – Javier Hasse

Purdue Pharma, Maker Of OxyContin, Files For Bankruptcy – Jan Hoffman and Mary Williams Walsh

To learn more about transitioning into industry, including instant access to our exclusive training videos, case studies, industry insider documents, transition plan, and private online network, get on the wait list for the Cheeky Scientist Association.


Modern Flow Cytometry

The commercial innovations of flow cytometry have had an important impact on how researchers conduct experiments. This book provides instructions and guidelines for performing successful ...

Advanced Topics In 4-10 Color Compensation

All the advanced color compensation tips you need to greatly improve the quality of your cytometry experiments. This eBook covers critical items in fluorescence compensation, ...

Top 40 Networking Scripts For PhDs

Learn how to get replies from top employers and recruiters as a PhD. This eBook will show you the exact words and phrases to use ...

Informational Interviews For PhDs

Learn how to set up and execute informational interviews with PhDs and other professionals working in industry. In this eBook, you will learn exactly which ...

Top 20 Transferable Skills For PhDs

Learn the top 20 transferable skills that industry employers ranked as "most important" for PhDs to include on their resumes and LinkedIn profiles. In this ...

Salary Negotiation For PhDs

Learn advanced salary negotiation strategies for PhDs. In this eBook, you will learn how to set your "walkaway number," spot "appeal-to-authority" tactics,  and avoid "muddying ...

Industry Resume Guide For PhDs

Learn how to craft the perfect industry resume to attract employers. In this eBook for PhDs, you will get access to proven resume templates, learn ...

Top 20 Industry Jobs For PhDs

Learn about the top 20 industry careers for PhDs (regardless of your academic background). In this eBook, you will gain insight into the most popular, ...