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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (September 28th, 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 Where To Look For Jobs And How To Network – Karina Nguyen

How To Write Great Networking Emails – Ellie Coverdale

How To Perfect Your Elevator Pitch – Claudia Willmes

How To Relocate For Your Life Sciences Career – Katharine Hansen, PhD


TOP How To Make A Great Resume – Ed Virgin

How To Properly Tailor Your Resume For The Job – Laura Brothers

Why These Two Critical Job Searching Tasks Often Get Overlooked – Kourtney Whitehead

Will Blind CVs Be The New Normal? – Malavika Kamaraju


TOP 10 Ways To Avoid Making $100,000 Hiring Mistakes – Lou Adler

Unconscious Personality Bias Keeps Women From Leadership —  And Costs Companies – Sherrie Haynie

Once A Staple Of Tech Hiring, Industry Goes Beyond Whiteboard Tests – Roberto Torres

You Are Likely To Spend Over Five Months Of Your Life In Job Interviews – Abigail Fenton

Transferable Skills

TOP Five Skills To Look For In Business Development Professionals – Kit Merker

How To Demonstrate Your Strategic Thinking Skills – Nina A. Bowman

The Benefits Of Bringing Your Whole Identity to Work – Sandra E. Cha and Laura Morgan Roberts

Let’s Keep Sales Stereotypes In The Early 80s Where They Belong – Becky Schnauffer

Academic Blues

TOP Three Lessons From Industry That I’m Taking Back To Academia – Yumeng Mao

Grad Student Unions Dealt Blow As Proposed New Rule Says Students Aren’t “Employees” – Katie Langin

Lessons I Learnt During My PhD – Martyna Scibiorek

A Guide To Diagnosing And Treating “Undergraduate Awesomeness” – Adam Ruben

Industry Positions

TOP Applying Your PhD To Industry – Molly Mooser

3 Important Reasons For Life Sciences Professionals To Have Great LinkedIn Profiles – Dana Dunbar

Turning Science Into Business Is About Recognising Opportunity – Richard Gray

These 6 Companies All Have Life Sciences Roles Up For Grabs – Aris Suwanmalee

Business Acumen

TOP Top 10 U.S. Biopharma Clusters – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Your 5 Key Takeaways From This Week’s French Tech Announcements – Kat Borlongan

U.S. Biopharma CEOs Have “high appetite” For M&A: KPMG – Angus Liu

African Scientists Seek Slice Of Global Pharmaceutical Industry – Tom Wilson

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Isaiah Hankel Ph.D.

Isaiah Hankel Ph.D.

Isaiah is a Ph.D. in Anatomy & Cell Biology and internationally recognized Fortune 500 consultant. He is an expert in the biotechnology industry and specializes in helping people transition into cutting-edge career tracks.

Isaiah believes that if you feel stuck somewhere in your life right now, you should 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 Hankel Ph.D.