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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (February 14th, 2016)

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (February 14th, 2016)

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

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 here.

3 Reasons Why Academia Causes Talented PhDs Stress, Anxiety, And Depression

3 Reasons Why Academia Causes Talented PhDs Stress, Anxiety, And Depression

By: Jackie Johnson, PhD

Why didn’t someone tell me that a postdoc will do NOTHING for my career? Have you ever asked yourself the above question? A report from The Postdoctoral Experience Revisited highlighted the shocking truth about doing a postdoc—a postdoc is a “lousy decision” for PhDs. An academic postdoc will neither result in an academic job nor otherwise advance your career. This is why there is a pile up of postdocs around the world. A report by the National Institutes of Health found that there are between 37,000 and 68,000 postdocs in the U.S. alone. The truth is the academic system is hurting your career and the careers of talented PhDs around the world. Here are 3 reasons why academia is ruining PhD careers.

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (February 7th, 2016)

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (February 7th, 2016)

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

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 here.

3 Top Biotechnology And Pharmaceutical Industry Trends Every PhD Should Know

3 Top Biotechnology And Pharmaceutical Industry Trends Every PhD Should Know

By: Arunodoy Sur, PhD

Most PhD students don’t have a clue about what’s going on in industry. Do you? These PhDs do NOT understand the factors, innovations, and breakthroughs that are shaping the current markets in industry. Without knowledge of industry trends such as these, you can come across as naïve and inexperienced at job interviews. You can miss out on job opportunities that you are otherwise trained for. A survey by the Association of Graduate Recruiters found that 67% of employers rated “Commercial Awareness” as the top skill shortage among graduates. Here are 3 industry trends PhDs like you should know.

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (January 31st, 2016)

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (January 31st, 2016)

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

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 here.

Why PhDs Don't Need Industry Experience To Get An Industry Job

Why PhDs Don't Need Industry Experience To Get An Industry Job

By: Catherine Sorbara, PhD

PhDs don't need industry experience to get an industry job. Consider the new technical skills you mastered throughout the course of your graduate studies. Consider the endless papers you read to develop your hypotheses. Like all PhDs, you know how to find answers, learn new skills, and quickly adapt to changing environments. As such, you should be confident in your ability to transition into an industry career, even if you don’t have any industry experience. Here are 5 tips for transitioning into industry without industry experience.

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (January 24th, 2016)

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (January 24th, 2016)

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

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 here.

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (January 17th, 2016)

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (January 17th, 2016)

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

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 here.

5 Logical Fallacies That Prevent PhDs From Leaving Academia

5 Logical Fallacies That Prevent PhDs From Leaving Academia

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Academia does not take care of its PhD-level employees. According to a report by the Royal Society, the proportion of PhDs who now manage to secure academic tenure positions is only 1-in-200. That’s right—academia only provides a future for 1 out of every 200 PhDs. The rest are left to fend for themselves. But, if things are so bad in academia, why do so many PhDs choose to stay in academia after getting their degrees? They’ve listened to myths and lies perpetuated by other academics. If you want to transition out of academia, you need to stop believing these myths. Here are 5 myths keeping you stuck in academia.

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (January 10th, 2016)

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (January 10th, 2016)

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

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 here.

10 Emotional Intelligence And Team Building Skills Needed For PhD-Level Industry Careers

10 Emotional Intelligence And Team Building Skills Needed For PhD-Level Industry Careers

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

I had no idea how to get a job my last year of graduate school. No idea. The entire process was like a black box to me. I remember asking my advisor for suggestions and getting turned down cold. He told me he didn’t have any business contacts. Which was true. He’d worked in academia his whole life. But then he told me that leaving academia meant I was a failure. This was NOT true. Still, it made me feel even more lost. It also made me feel insecure. As a result, I shrunk back and never asked for his…

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (January 3rd, 2016)

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (January 3rd, 2016)

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

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 here.

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