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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (September 7th, 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

*Can Your Meeting Kit Cut It?* – J. Elise Keith and Lisette Sutherland


TOP Networking For Introverts (To Start, Stop Referring To It As “Networking”​) – Adam Bryant

For Career Support, Tap Your Network! It’s Deeper Than You Realize Karin Bodewitz

I Couldn’t Find A Career Mentor Through Traditional Networking — So I Tried This – Siraad Dirshe

How To Use Informational Interviews To Get Ahead Maggie Seaver


TOP The Best Resume Practices To Follow – Deanna deBara

Best Practices For Keeping A Resume Updated – Samantha Nolan

4 Ways To Up Your Resume Game – Jacob McLaughlin

How To Write A Cover Letter That Will Stand Out Robert Half


TOP 4 Ways To Ace Your Exit Interview — And Still Get A Reference – Shelcy V. Joseph

Tips For Interviewing While Dining – Alison Doyle

13 Of The Worst Answers People Have Actually Given In Job Interviews Heather Taylor

Why You Shouldn’t Wear A Strait Jacket To A Job Interview – Macy Bayern

Transferable Skills

TOP Can Your Meeting Kit Cut It? J. Elise Keith and Lisette Sutherland

Remote Team Meetings VS. Office Team Meetings – Brian de Haaff

How To Keep A Lab Notebook – Elisabeth Pain

A Project-Management Tool From The Tech Industry Could Benefit Your Lab David Adam

Academic Blues

TOP Three Tips To Achieve Academic Success — While Enjoying A Social Life Alejandra Ortega

How To Give An Excellent STEM Job Talk – Russ E. Carpenter and R. Parrish Waters 

Make Science PhDs More Than Just A Training Path For Academia – Sarah Anderson

PhDs Deserve The Same Celebration As Weddings & Baby Showers – Elle Griffiths

Industry Positions

TOP Should Governments Help PhDs Get Jobs? Daniel Schein and Hongyu Zhang

7 Hot AI Jobs To Flex Your Artificial Intelligence Knowledge – Editorial Staff

Life Science Career Transitions – From Government To Private Healthcare Porschia Parker

Why Are There So Few Female Mathematicians? – Kevin Baldeosingh

Business Acumen

TOP Playing The Pharma-To-Biotech Executive Shuffle: The Lure Of Raw Science – Ben Adams

Can Biosimilars Be The Next Growth Driver For Pfizer? – Forbes

Takeda-Shire Deal: The Strategy Behind Japan’s Largest Foreign Acquisition – Allie Nawrat

No-Deal Brexit: How Medicines And Devices Will Be Regulated In The UK – Zachary Brennan

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