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5 Ways To Be Professional And Assertive In Business Meetings

Nothing replaces face-to-face interaction. Meetings are your opportunity to find your voice and make your unique contribution. In industry, effective meetings are the lifeblood of moving projects forward. If you want to make a good impression with your team and your managers, you have to be both professional and assertive. The common trap of hiding behind computer screens and piles of work is not going to help you be successful in industry. Raise your visibility in the company by being assertive. Here are 5 ways to be assertive in business meetings.

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5 Ways To Build Rapport With A Job Recruiter

Attending a networking event is one small piece of the networking puzzle. The real work comes when you try and nurture this connection. You need to continue to follow-up with them over time and be memorable. You have to invest in building rapport with industry connections if you want a chance at an industry job. Being genuine and consistent in your contact with your network will establish you as a front runner for any industry position that opens up. Your fit for the company will be established early on, setting you up for success. Here are 5 ways to build rapport with industry professionals.

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4 Steps To Defining Your Core Career Values For A Job Search

Transitioning into an industry job is just the first step of building a fulfilling career. Too many PhDs can find themselves working in jobs that provide little more derived satisfaction and happiness than when they were still in academia. If you fail to identify your values and align your job trajectory to those values, you’ll end up taking the first job offer you get — even if it’s not the right fit. Taking some time for introspection in this area will help you filter out companies that are in conflict with your core values and help you get closer to the ones that are. Here’s how.

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How PhDs Must Prepare For A Job Interview With Top Recruiters

PhDs leaving academia often find their first industry interview unnerving. It’s nothing like a postdoc interview. Your resume and published work might have advanced your career in the past, but these items alone will not be enough to get you hired into industry. Top industry recruiters have a predetermined set of guidelines for how PhDs should approach industry interviews. By following these interview preparation tips, you will increase your chances of getting hired into the position of your choice. Here are 7 non-academic interview tips according to top industry recruiters.

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These 6 Skills Will Boost Your Job Search For Management Positions

Every PhD has transferable skills that qualify them for jobs beyond what they think they would be hired for. Break down the skills you have acquired during your PhD and you’ll find specific examples of when you demonstrated qualities like communication skills, leadership, conflict resolution, strategic planning, and time management. When applying for a management job you can show how these skills can transfer into results that will benefit a company in an industry job and impress hiring managers and recruiters with just how qualified you are.

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4 Types Of Interview Questions PhDs Will Need To Answer

Interviewing for a job you’re really interested in is nerve-wracking. One wrong answer and you can completely fail the interview. The only way to set yourself up for success is by being well-prepared with answers to all the types of questions you will be asked during an industry interview. Being prepared with answers to these questions will not only help you diffuse pre-interview nerves, but also set you apart from every other PhD job candidate.

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PhD Alternative Career Survey Data With Job Search And Employment Infographic

Having a PhD is a significant advantage. Don’t let other people confuse you. PhDs get paid higher than non-PhDs and are in high demand. Trained professionals who know how to create information, not just repackage it, are desperately needed. If you have a PhD or are on your way to having one and you’re reading this, you are poised to enter into any alternative career of your choice. The only thing that can hold you back is yourself. Here is the survey data you need to get into the alternative career path of your choice.

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How PhDs Can Use Job Boards, Internal Referrals, And Recruiters To Get Industry Jobs

Finding an industry job is its own full-time job. PhDs lack the resources and knowledge to transition out of academia as easily as they might have thought. The market is competitive and many PhDs opt in for the default postdoc they think they have to do before transitioning into industry. That idea is an archaic trap. To find an industry job, PhDs need to put time and effort into diversifying their job search strategy and use multiple sources if they want to ever make it in front of a hiring manager. Here are the top 3 sources for PhDs looking to expand their career search.

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5 Ways Postdocs Can Become Top PhD Job Candidates For Industry Positions

PhDs are highly qualified and have the ability to land any industry job, but this can take time. Transitioning into industry takes much more than just having your diploma and sending out resumes. You need to learn and be able to deliver a targeted personal brand and marketing strategy to differentiate yourself from everyone else. Here are 5 ways to prove yourself as the top PhD candidate that industry companies want to hire.

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