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Best Industry Transition Articles For PhDs (January 25th, 2020)

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 blues, industry positions, and business acumen.

Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and a top overall article for the week.

This week’s best articles are…

Top Overall


Top: How to be a networking pro when you’re shy and would rather stay home – Arianna O’Dell

How to Build a Great Relationship with a Mentor – Mark Horoszowski

5 Hacks To Get The Most Out Of LinkedIn Groups -Ashley Stahl

Top 3 Obstacles Entrepreneurial Women Must Overcome – Jennifer Spencer


Top: How To Get A Great Job In 2020 – Kevin Wu

5 executives share the resume examples that wowed them – Lindsay Tigar

22 of the Biggest Resume Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs – Stefan Palios

Highlight your technical, soft skills in your resume – Kimberly Thompson


Top: How to use these 7 presentation skills to nail a job interview – Darren Menabney

6 things that are making you seem inauthentic in job interviews – AnnaMarie Houlis

When to Walk Out of a Job Interview Early – Nicole Dieker

7 Cringeworthy Questions You Shouldn’t Ask In an Interview, No Matter What Online Advice Says –  AnnaMarie Houlis

Transferable Skills

Top: 4 Soft Skills That Can Backfire On You – Nicole Lipkin

New research shows how leaders should be preparing for the future of work – LinkedIn Survey

How can we create a workforce full of lifelong learners? –  Ravi Kumar

Work in the 2020s: 5 essential skills to succeed – Lyndsey Jones

Academic Blues

Top: Academic bullying: Desperate for data and solutions – Science/AAAS Custom Publishing Office

Some Compassionate Takeaways for Academic Mentors – Robert Alford

Mental Health in Academia: What About Faculty Members? – Hilal A. Lashuel

Humanities PhD grads working in non-academic jobs could shake up university culture – Paul Yachnin

Industry Positions

Top: Fun Friday: The hottest jobs of 2020 – Rachel Ranosa

Opinion: Why a Data Scientist is the hottest job in tech right now – Steve Astorino

What You Should Do Before You Quit Your Job To Become A Full-Time Entrepreneur – Ian Dillon

UAE: Top 10 In-demand Jobs In 2020 – No author listed

Business Acumen

Top: The biggest pharmaceutical industry M&A deals of 2019 – Victoria Rees

A Better Way to Develop and Retain Top Talent – Margaret Rogers

Special Reports How the 8 biggest U.S. pharmas enriched their shareholders in 2019 – Kyle Blankenship

5 biotech trends to follow in 2020 – Ned Pagliarulo



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Isaiah Hankel

Chief Executive Officer at Cheeky Scientist
Isaiah Hankel holds a PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology. An expert in the biotechnology industry, he specializes in helping other PhDs transition into cutting-edge industry career tracks.

Isaiah believes--from personal experience--that if you feel stuck somewhere in your life, it’s a clear sign that you need to make a change. Don’t sit still and wait for the world to tell you what to do. Start a new project. Build your own business. Take action. Experimentation is the best teacher.

Isaiah is an internationally recognized Fortune 500 consultant, CEO of Cheeky Scientist, and author of the straight-talk bestsellers Black Hole Focus and The Science of Intelligent Achievement.
Isaiah Hankel


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