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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (September 27, 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

*Networking, Soul Searching, And Alternative Careers* – Melanie Nelson

Networking

*TOP* The Four B’s Of Effective Communication – Doug Dickerson

5 Tips For Effective Phone Networking – Mary Elizabeth Bradford

What To Do When A Recruiter Contacts You Out Of The Blue – April Starcadder

Five Things Professionals Need To Know About Networking – Dorie Clark

CVs/Resumes

*TOP* How To Impress Your Clinical Research Recruiter – Paula Cameron

Candid Advice For Job Applicants To Become Job Candidates – Kelly Blokdijk

5 Cover Letter Phrases That Are Losing You The Job – Aja Frost

Interviews

*TOP* 5 “Horrible” Interview Moments You Need To Stop Overanalyzing – RIchard Moy

“Why Should We Hire You?” 3 Ways to Master This Interview Question – Lisa Rangel

Common Interview Questions And How To Answer Them – Charlotte Seager

The Biggest Interview Mistake Every College Grad Makes – Alan Colberg

Transferable Skills

7 Tendencies That Stop Women From Following Meaningful Careers – Maria

Molfino

4 Behaviors Of High Performers – Ken Sundheim

Academic Blues

*TOP* Networking, Soul Searching, And Alternative Careers – Melanie Nelson

Tips For Success On Your Path To Tenure – Rodney E Rohde

Researcher Organize Thyself – Dr. Inger Mewburn

Industry Positions

*TOP* Finding Job Satisfaction As A Medical Science Liaison – Monya Baker

Academic Vs Industry Careers – Guy Lebanon

Is This Job Right For Me? 3 Points To Consider– Nick Lacy

Creative Writing: A World Of Pure Imagination – Roberta Kwok

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ABOUT ISAIAH HANKEL, PHD

CEO, CHEEKY SCIENTIST & SUCCESS MENTOR TO PHDS

Dr. Isaiah Hankel is the Founder and CEO of Cheeky Scientist. His articles, podcasts and trainings are consumed annually by millions of PhDs and other professionals in hundreds of 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.

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