Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (September 25th, 2016)

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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…

Top Overall

*9 Must-Ask Interview Questions When Hiring a Project Manager* – Karla Cook


TOP Building Your Personal Brand – David G. Jensen

Top 5 Tips To Successfully Attend A Networking Event – Amanda Haddaway

Tackling The Networking Monster For Introverts – Debaleena Basu

10 Networking Tips For Introverts – Tory N. Parrish


TOP How To Easily Make Yourself The Most Obvious Fit For The Position – Adrian Granzella Larssen

9 Resume Mistakes That Might Cost You A Job – Christine Ryan Jyoti

Getting A Great Recommendation – David Oppenheimer

10 Tips For A Better Cover Letter – James Hu


TOP 9 Must-Ask Interview Questions When Hiring a Project Manager – Karla Cook

How To Write A Thank You Email After An Interview – Charley Mendoza

Your First Real Job: 7 Ways To Nail The Job Interview – Beverly Langford

Should You Chat Informally Before An Interview? – Brian Swider, Brad Harris and Murray Barrick

Transferable Skills

TOP How Harnessing Your Insecurities Can Boost Your Career – Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Five Ways To Fast-Track Your Promotion – Jack Welch

Simple Hacks To Keep Your Career Momentum Flowing – Catherine Fisher

5 Emotionally Intelligent Skills Every Employer Is Looking For – Peter Economy

Academic Blues

TOP How to Be Unhappy in Grad School – Deirdre Sackett

Moonlighting: Dip Your Toes – Amy Maxmen  

Entrepreneurship: Commercializing That Awesome Idea – Judy Lytle

Panic And A PhD – Jack Leeming

Industry Positions

TOP What Anchors Your Career? A Look At Work Motivations And Values – Amanda Dumsch

4 Job Search Alternatives To Applying Online – Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

Data Scientist: Owning Up To The Title – Sean McClure

Receiving 100s Of Rejections To Your Applications? Read This! – Deniz Sasal

Business Acumen

TOP Business Intelligence vs. Business Analytics: What’s The Difference? – Justin Heinze

The Year Ahead In Biotechnology And Intellectual Property – Catherine Saez

A Decades-Old Drug Technology Finally Nears Its Big Breakthrough – Yaacov Benmeleh and Michelle Cortez

Overcoming Global Turbulence To Reawaken Economic Growth – Duncan Kauffman, Diaan-Yi Lin, Kevin Sneader, Oliver Tonby, and Jonathan Woetzel

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