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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (April 23rd, 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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6 Questions To Ask At A Job Interview

Questions to ask at a job interview
Written by: Tavis Mendez, Ph.D.

I had started applying for research scientist positions during my industry transition journey.

I reached out to recruiters, started going to networking events, and felt like I was making real progress.

I followed the protocol for a successful job search.

Finally, I started getting calls for interviews.

First it was phone interviews with recruiters, human resources, and hiring managers.

I applied the interview skills I developed, including highlighting my transferable skills, and made it through to the next stage.

When I was invited for an on-site interview where I would meet with a panel of scientists and managers, I was hyped and ready.

I rehearsed all of my answers and dressed to the nines.

I knew the 4 ...

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (April 16th, 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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*Resume Revamp: How To Turn Your Duties Into Accomplishments* – Amy Michalenko

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Careers In Medical Writing (Industry Careers For PhDs Podcast)

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Are you ready to step away from research but are unsure what alternative careers are available?

Have you thought about a career in Medical Writing but assume you don’t have the right qualifications?

In this episode of the Industry Careers for PhDs podcast, we interview Dr. Emma Hitt Nichols, founder of Nascent Medical LLC, which serves the continuing medical education and medical content publishing industries while helping PhDs and MDs with writing ability start their own busine...

10 Career Opportunities For Humanities PhDs

Career opportunities for Humaties PhDs
Written by: Cathy Sorbara, Ph.D.

We talk a lot about STEM PhDs.

Our search for an alternative career and the challenges it entails.

But the struggle doesn’t discriminate.

It’s the same no matter your PhD background.

And the same job search strategy can be used as well.

It is not enough to sit around and wait for a faculty position to open up.

There are not enough to go around.

That is the sad reality.

As a Humanities PhD, you have gained just as many transferable skills as a STEM PhD.

At the end of the day, a PhD is a degree in knowledge.

The ability to create and innovate.

Not simply regurgitate information.

But can you translate what you have learned during your PhD to business?

I know this is something my academic friend...