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Why PhDs Need Deep Domain Knowledge To Secure A Job In Biotech And Pharmaceutical Industries

Why PhDs Need Deep Domain Knowledge To Secure A Job In Biotech And Pharmaceutical Industries

By: Arunodoy Sur, PhD

Employers are often untrusting of lifetime academics. They are untrusting because they want to know why a PhD, such as yourself, has finally decided to transition into industry. Are you simply frustrated with your academic advisor? Are you simply experimenting? Or are you legitimately ready to add value to their company? It’s okay to want out of academia. In fact, wanting out can keep you motivated in your job search. But this is not enough to out-compete the job candidate sitting next to you in the waiting room before an interview. It’s not enough to beat out the candidate with five years of industry experience. If you really want to stand out you need to show your aptitude for industry trends and how these trends will affect the company you’re applying to, both positively and negatively. Here’s how.

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (February 28th, 2016)

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (February 28th, 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.

A Complete Career Development Plan For PhDs Wanting To Transition Into Industry

A Complete Career Development Plan For PhDs Wanting To Transition Into Industry

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Your job search strategy is measured by where you put your time. The more time you spend on a particular part of your job search, the more important that part of the job search is to you. The problem is most PhDs spend the majority of their time and energy on writing resumes and practicing scripted interview answers. Here’s the problem—it’s not 1985 anymore. High-level professionals don’t get jobs by sending in a resume and getting invited to an interview anymore. This workflow is obsolete. Every hour you spend crafting your resume and preparing for interviews before networking and creating a job search strategy is a wasted hour. Here’s why.

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (February 21st, 2016)

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (February 21st, 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 More Industry Trends To Help PhDs Develop Their Business And Commercial Acumen Skills

3 More Industry Trends To Help PhDs Develop Their Business And Commercial Acumen Skills

By: Arunodoy Sur, PhD

Do you know what business and commercial acumen skills means? Business acumen doesn’t mean the ability to say smart-sounding business words like “costs of goods sold” or “rolling forecast.” It refers to a deep understanding of current industry trends. The more you understand the trends in your industry, the better you can handle business situations. Non-academic industries are highly innovative and evolve at a rapid pace. To be successful, you need to be aware of these trends and the implications each trend has on a specific project. Here are 3 top industry trends to help you develop your business acumen.

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.

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63 Best Industry Positions For PhDs

63 Best Industry Positions For PhDs

Isaiah Hankel, PhD & Arunodoy Sur, PhD

Learn about the best 63 industry careers for PhDs (regardless of your academic background). In this eBook, you will gain insight into the most popular, highest-paying jobs for PhDs – all of which will allow you to do meaningful work AND get paid well for it.

Industry Resume Guide for PhDs

Industry Resume Guide for PhDs

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Complete LinkedIn Guide For PhDs

Complete LinkedIn Guide For PhDs

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The LinkedIn tips & strategies within have helped PhDs from every background get hired into top industry careers.