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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (October 26th, 2019)

Every week, we scour the Internet for the best industry transition articles for PhDs - so you don't have to! Our two consultants independently search for the most informative articles in the categories of networking, CVs/resumes, interviews, transferable skills, academic...

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (October 19th, 2019)

Every week, we scour the Internet for the best industry transition articles for PhDs - so you don't have to! Our two consultants independently search for the most informative articles in the categories of networking, CVs/resumes, interviews, transferable skills, academic...

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (October 12th, 2019)

Every week, we scour the Internet for the best industry transition articles for PhDs - so you don't have to! Our two consultants independently search for the most informative articles in the categories of networking, CVs/resumes, interviews, transferable skills, academic...

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (October 5th, 2019)

Every week, we scour the Internet for the best industry transition articles for PhDs - so you don't have to! Our two consultants independently search for the most informative articles in the categories of networking, CVs/resumes, interviews, transferable skills, academic...

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...

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (September 21st, 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...

3 Secrets To Networking That Don’t Involve Meeting People

I was finally offered my dream job, and it made me feel miserable. Let’s go back in time a little bit. I moved from India to the U.S., where I didn’t know anyone aside from my husband. I was desperate...

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (September 14th, 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...

These 3 Winning Strategies Can Save You From The Two-Body Problem

Contributing Author: Mary Truscott, Ph.D. The “two-body problem” means compromise — plain and simple. The name of this problem is a bit of an inside joke. Essentially, classical mechanics acknowledges a two-body problem when certain obstacles impede the prediction of...

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Top 10 List Of Alternative Careers For PhD Science Graduates

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Written by Arunodoy Sur, Ph.D. A postdoc was not for me. I knew this well before graduating. I simply did not want to pursue a tenure track position. Too many postdocs and assistant professors I knew were too miserable for...

12 Tips On How To Negotiate A Job Offer To Increase Your Starting Salary In Industry

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Written by Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D. “I’m sorry, that’s the salary cap for this position.” Wait, what? What’s a salary cap?  I mean, I've heard of a salary cap before, in sports. But these were for professional athletes making millions of...

Negotiate A Higher Starting Salary With These 5 Email Templates

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Written by: Aditya Sharma, Ph.D. When I received my first industry interview, I was so excited. I was one step closer to leaving academia and moving into an industry position that suited me perfectly. So, you can imagine my excitement...

5 Types Of Departments In A Company's Organizational Structure PhDs Must Know

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Written by Karin Weigelt, Ph.D. I never thought much about the kits I used in a lab. I thought about the science I was doing, of course. But not about everything that went into putting each kit together and delivering...

Informational Interviews (Industry Careers For PhDs Podcast)

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Are you interested in transitioning out of academia but are unsure what roles would be a good fit for you? Do you need to expand your network of industry professions but don’t know how? In this episode of the Industry...

Podcasts

Books

Modern Flow Cytometry

The commercial innovations of flow cytometry have had an important impact on how researchers conduct experiments. This book provides instructions and guidelines for performing successful ...

Advanced Topics In 4-10 Color Compensation

All the advanced color compensation tips you need to greatly improve the quality of your cytometry experiments. This eBook covers critical items in fluorescence compensation, ...

Top 40 Networking Scripts For PhDs

If you want to get replies from top employers and recruiters, this ebook is for you. These networking scripts will show you the exact words ...

Informational Interviews For PhDs

If you want to learn how to set up and execute informational interviews with PhDs working in industry, this ebook is for you. Here, you ...

Industry Resume Guide For PhDs

If you have a PhD and want to create the perfect industry resume to attract employers, this ebook is for you. Here, you will get ...

Top 20 Industry Jobs For PhDs

If you want to learn about the top 20 industry careers for PhDs regardless of your PhD background, this ebook is for you. Here, you ...

Salary Negotiation For PhDs

If you have a PhD and want to learn advanced salary negotiation strategies, this ebook is for you. Here, you will learn how to set ...

Top 20 Transferable Skills For PhDs

If you want to learn the top 20 transferable skills the industry employers ranked as most important for PhDs to include on their resumes and ...