Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (October 9th, 2016)

This post first appeared on Cheeky Scientist® – Industry Training For Intelligent People.

Best Industry Transition Articles For PhDs June 20 2015

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

*The Changing PhD: How Can Higher Education Institutions Prepare Science PhDs For Alternate Careers?* – Lori Carron


TOP  Maximizing Your Informational Interview Investment – David. G. Jensen

11 Horrible Body Language Habits That Are Hard To Quit, But You’ll Be Glad You Did – Jacquelyn Smith and Áine Cain

15 Tips To Master The Awkward Networking Waltz – David Lavenda and Susan Fisher

5 Ways To Make Conference Networking Easier – Dorie Clark


TOP 4 Resume Tips To Prove You’re The Perfect Fit For The Position  – Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

5 Resume Strategies That Will Get You Hired – Alesia Benedict

Five Reasons Why Your Resume Is Being Overlooked – Spandas Lui

A Career Expert’s Top 6 Tips For An Incredibly Effective Cover Letter  – Zahra Barnes


TOP Job Interview Follow-Up: You Can Learn How To Do It Better – Hannah Morgan

Dear Suck-ups: 3 Signs You’re Laying It On A Little Too Thick In Interviews – Richard May

Why You Need to Ask Questions In Your Next Job Interview – Brian Tibbs

How To Write A Thank You Note That Gets You The Job – Emmie Martin and Rachel Gillett

Transferable Skills

TOP 10 Tips To Make You A Powerful Public Speaker Now – Tanya Hall

3 Leadership Styles To Strive For, And 3 To Avoid – Karla Cook

Soft Skills Are Increasingly Crucial To Getting Your Dream Job – Guy Berger, Ph.D.

Demonstrate These 12 Soft Skills To Get Any Job You Want – Lou Adler

Academic Blues

TOP TheThe Changing PhD: How Can Higher Education Institutions Prepare Science PhDs For Alternate Careers? – Lori Carron

Breaking Up With Your PhD Is Hard To Do – Lara Skelly

15 Tips For Improving Your Writing In Graduate School – Meredith Wright

Reflections On Making the Leap – Travis Bernardo

Industry Positions

TOP Career Trends: Awareness And Critical Questions – Jim Schreier

Three Lessons I Learned As An Industry Postdoc – Kelan Hlavaty

Pub Lunches And Making The Boss Tea: What It’s Like To Work In The UK – Charlotte Seager

Doubts About Academia? Here Are 5 Reasons To Fall In Love With A Biotech Career! – Evelyn Warner

Business Acumen

TOP Pharma And Biotech Financial Forecast: Mostly Sunny – Peter Young

Seattle Biotechs Still Hurting From Election Season ‘Witch Hunt – Casey Coombs

Why the Air Force Wants to See Pilots’ Sweat – Justin Bachman

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

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