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Networking Tips For Scientists – The Psychology Behind Connecting

Written by Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D. Like most PhD students I went to graduate school because I liked doing independent research. I liked having the...

PhD Jobs: How To Transition From Academia Into Business

Written by Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D. I sent resumes to over 200 companies during my last year of graduate school and heard back from exactly...

What To Do When Your Academic Advisor Mistreats You

Written by Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D. The first day that my graduate school advisor yelled at me in front of the entire lab I went...

How To Network In Graduate School

Written by Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D. I wasted the first three years of my graduate school career networking the old fashioned way. I would go...

How To Write A PhD Thesis And Get A Job At The Same Time

Written by Dora Farkas, Ph.D., founder of Finish Your Thesis “I wished I never would have gone to grad school.” I just passed my...

A PhD Job Search—What’s Normal And What’s Not

Written by Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D. “Thank you for submitting your resume but the position has been filled.” This is the only response I received...

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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An Insider’s Guide On How To Write A Thesis When You’re Short On Time

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Written by Dora Farkas, Ph.D., founder of Finish Your Thesis I thought about quitting graduate school in the beginning of my 6th year. I was almost certain that there was no way that I could graduate that year, or ever...
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10 Things Smart PhDs Do NOT Put On Their Industry Résumés

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Written by Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D. What are you supposed to do when you send hundreds of résumés out and get nothing back but a few automated responses? This is the question I was trying to answer my last year of...
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7 Advantages PhDs Have Over Other Job Candidates

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Written by Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D. “Big companies don’t want to hire PhDs because they’re overqualified and too independent.” This is what a career counselor told a room full of students my third year of graduate school. It was 7pm in...
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3 Ways To Avoid Disclosing Your Salary During A Job Interview

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Written by: Gemma Paech, Ph.D. After two postdocs at two different universities, I realized that I didn’t enjoy what I was doing anymore. This wasn’t the academic career I had envisioned. All I did was sit at a desk, alone,...
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5 Visa Options International PhD Students Must Know To Work In The U.S.A.

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Written by Arunodoy Sur, Ph.D. Like most PhD students preparing to graduate, I started applying for jobs early. I felt lucky to receive some positive responses right away. In a very short period of time, I had interviews lined up...
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Why PhDs Should Stop Applying For Postdocs And Start Applying For Research Scientist Positions

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Written by Klodjan Stafa, Ph.D. I had finally made the decision to leave academia. I loved research but I knew the academic system was broken and that my true calling was to be a research scientist in industry. I knew...
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Why It’s Better To Be A Research Scientist In Industry Than In Academia (It’s More Than The Money)

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Written by Klodjan Stafa, Ph.D. For years, I grinded my pipetting thumb to the bone at the bench in academia. I spent nearly a decade as a graduate student and a postdoc working mostly alone. I worked on a project...
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7 Career Killing Mistakes PhDs Make That Keep Them Poor And Unhappy

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Written by Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D. I wasted the first four years of graduate school focusing on nothing but my research. I thought that if I worked hard in the lab and made my advisor happy that I would have plenty...
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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...
VIEW DETAILS

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...
VIEW DETAILS

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...
VIEW DETAILS

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...
VIEW DETAILS

An Insider’s Guide On How To Write A Thesis When You’re Short On Time

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Written by Dora Farkas, Ph.D., founder of Finish Your Thesis I thought about quitting graduate school in the beginning of my 6th year. I was almost certain that there was no way that I could graduate that year, or ever...
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10 Things Smart PhDs Do NOT Put On Their Industry Résumés

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Written by Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D. What are you supposed to do when you send hundreds of résumés out and get nothing back but a few automated responses? This is the question I was trying to answer my last year of...
VIEW DETAILS

7 Advantages PhDs Have Over Other Job Candidates

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Written by Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D. “Big companies don’t want to hire PhDs because they’re overqualified and too independent.” This is what a career counselor told a room full of students my third year of graduate school. It was 7pm in...
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3 Ways To Avoid Disclosing Your Salary During A Job Interview

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Written by: Gemma Paech, Ph.D. After two postdocs at two different universities, I realized that I didn’t enjoy what I was doing anymore. This wasn’t the academic career I had envisioned. All I did was sit at a desk, alone,...
VIEW DETAILS

5 Visa Options International PhD Students Must Know To Work In The U.S.A.

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Written by Arunodoy Sur, Ph.D. Like most PhD students preparing to graduate, I started applying for jobs early. I felt lucky to receive some positive responses right away. In a very short period of time, I had interviews lined up...
VIEW DETAILS

Why PhDs Should Stop Applying For Postdocs And Start Applying For Research Scientist Positions

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Written by Klodjan Stafa, Ph.D. I had finally made the decision to leave academia. I loved research but I knew the academic system was broken and that my true calling was to be a research scientist in industry. I knew...
VIEW DETAILS

Why It’s Better To Be A Research Scientist In Industry Than In Academia (It’s More Than The Money)

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Written by Klodjan Stafa, Ph.D. For years, I grinded my pipetting thumb to the bone at the bench in academia. I spent nearly a decade as a graduate student and a postdoc working mostly alone. I worked on a project...
VIEW DETAILS

7 Career Killing Mistakes PhDs Make That Keep Them Poor And Unhappy

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Written by Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D. I wasted the first four years of graduate school focusing on nothing but my research. I thought that if I worked hard in the lab and made my advisor happy that I would have plenty...
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Top 20 Industry Jobs For PhDs

Isaiah Hankel, PhD & Arunodoy Sur, PhD

Learn about the top 20 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.

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Industry Resume Guide For PhDs

Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Learn how to craft the perfect industry resume to attract employers. In this eBook for PhDs, you will get access to proven resume templates, learn how to structure your bullet points, and discover which keywords industry employers want to see most on PhD resumes.

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Salary Negotiation For PhDs

Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Learn advanced salary negotiation strategies for PhDs. In this eBook, you will learn how to set your “walkaway number,” spot “appeal-to-authority” tactics,  and avoid “muddying the waters.” You will also learn the one question that can increase your salary by as much as $10,000.

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Top 20 Transferable Skills For PhDs

Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Learn the top 20 transferable skills that industry employers ranked as “most important” for PhDs to include on their resumes and LinkedIn profiles. In this eBook, you will learn to start speaking the language of industry so that hiring software algorithms and hiring managers will notice you.

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Informational Interviews For PhDs

Isaiah Hankel, PhD & Jeanette Mcconnell

Learn how to set up and execute informational interviews with PhDs and other professionals working in industry. In this eBook, you will learn exactly which questions to ask during an informational interview and how to turn that interview into a successful job referral.

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Top 40 Networking Scripts For PhDs

Isaiah Hankel, PhD & Cathy Sorbara, PhD

Learn how to get replies from top employers and recruiters as a PhD. This eBook will show you the exact words and phrases to use when following up after phone screens, video interviews, site visits, informational interviews, networking meetups, salary negotiations, and more.

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Advanced Topics In 4-10 Color Compensation

Tim Bushnell, PhD

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, including the pitfalls of manual compensation, beam shaping, colinear systems… And more!

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Modern Flow Cytometry

Tim Bushnell, PhD

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 experiments in modern flow cytometry. Contents include a guide to autofluorescence control, antiboy ranking, performing a T-test, improving cell recovery… And more!

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Complete LinkedIn Guide For PhDs

Isaiah Hankel, PhD & Alejandra Viviescas, PhD

Learn how to build the perfect LinkedIn profile to attract hiring managers and recruiters. In this eBook for PhDs, you will get access to proven strategies to appear on searches, learn how to structure each of your profile sections, and discover how to get responses from your connections and increase your credibility.

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