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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (February 19th, 2017)

Best Industry Transition Articles For PhDs June 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…

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*Big Biotech Is Here And It Is Starting To Look A Lot Like Big Pharma* – Meghana Keshavan

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TOP The Importance Of Face-To-Face Networking In A Digital World – Lucinda Honeycutt

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Personal Branding For PhDs (Industry Careers For PhDs Podcast)

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Have you heard of the term personal branding but have no idea what it means or how to create one?

Are you looking to transition into industry but want to stand out from the crowd?

In this episode of the Industry Careers for PhDs podcast, we interview Dr. Coyte Cooper, an author, coach and speaker that focuses on helping people pursue their aspirations so they can have the type of energy and focus that allows them to perform at their peak level. Here, Coyte shares with us how PhDs can create and utilize a personal brand to help them transition into industry.

In this podcast, you’ll learn:

  • What is a personal brand and how does it lead to new jobs and opportunit...

How PhDs Must Prepare For A Job Interview With Top Recruiters

How to prepare for a job interview with top recruiters
Written By: Catherine Sorbara, Ph.D.

Industry interviews were a mystery to me.

I had interviewed for many postdoc positions and they were all the same.

I gave a presentation based on my previous research, then I met with the professor and a few of the other graduate students.

Conversations revolved around my research, the techniques I knew, the papers I published, and how I could use my skill set to further their research goals.

I was never asked behavioral questions.

I never dared to talk about salary expectations.

I was just happy to receive any salary.

My preparation was minimal because I talked about my work all the time and had presentations on hand from previous conferences.

All I had to do was read a few of the lab’s published papers.

This alone gave me confidence.

I had so much confidence walking into academic interviews.

I was in my element there — my comfort zone — and my posture, tone, and energy reflected that.

My first industry interview, on the o...

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (February 12th, 2017)

Best Industry Transition Articles For PhDs June 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…

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*The Importance Of Personal Branding To Career Growth And Tips For Branding Success * – Jessica H. Hernandez

Networking

TOP The Top 10 Behaviors To Avoid When Networ...

Search These 3 Life Science Clusters For A Biotechnology Job

Employment clusters for a biotechnology job
Written by: Arunodoy Sur, Ph.D.

I was apprehensive to start working in “Big Pharma”.

Companies in this sector seemed very structured and rigid.

Yet, working in this sector seemed like the path I would have to take.

Big companies were visible and obvious as the next step for my industry transition.

The only job postings I could find online were from big companies.

Still… I liked the idea of working for a small to mid-level company instead.

At a small to mid-level company, I would have the opportunity to try my hand at many different skills and wear multiple hats.

But again, the problem was that smaller companies, start-ups especially, were difficult to find online.

These types of companies rarely posted job openings on online job boards or social media.

I was only looking for jobs on big online job boards at the time.

Just like everyone else.

To find a way into a small to mid-level company, I needed a company directory and I needed to network.

Fortunately, I found out about a Read more