Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (October 16th, 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

*So You Think Management Consulting Is Right For You? Think Again!* – Deniz Sasal


TOP  8 Networking Tricks For Introverts To Ease Your Awkwardness –Victoria Holt

6 Networking Tips For Graduate Students – Chris Sroka

Networking To Create Opportunities: Tips From A Graduate Student –Wajihah Mughal

No. 1 Networking Tip For Young Professionals: Be Genuine – Alicia Renee


TOP Five Tips For Nailing A Cover Letter Opening Statement – James Hu

Common Cover Letter Mistakes – Philip Charsley

The 5 Errors That Are Sending Your Resume To The “No” Pile – Marie Zimenoff

Are There Really ‘No Rules For Resumes? – Jim Schreier


TOP Thank-You Notes Still Matter: 3 Tips For Writing A Great One – Shannon Gausepohl

6 Tips For Responding To “Do You Have Any Questions For Me?” – Michelle Lopez

Five Things Every Six-Figure Job-Seeker Needs To Know – Liz Ryan

The Follow-Up Email Every Job Seeker Needs To Know How To Write – Adrian Granzella Larssen

Transferable Skills

TOP Stop Trying To Sound Smart When You’re Writing – Liane Davey

3 Ways To Conduct Critical Company Research – Virginia Franco

What To Consider When You’re Thinking About Jobs – Maggie Kuo

What Genuinely Confident People Do Differently – Dr. Travis Bradberry

Academic Blues

TOP Surviving And Thriving In Academia As A Young Female Academic – Eva Lantsoght

Postdoc Mysteries  – Beryl Lieff Benderly

The 7 Biggest Problems Facing Science – Julia Belluz, Brad Plumer and Brian Resnick

“This Is It”: How Is Baking A Cake Similar To Doing A PhD? – Ruth Patchett

Industry Positions

TOP So You Think Management Consulting Is Right For You? Think Again! – Deniz Sasal

Personal Branding Toolbox For Your Job Search – Tracy Darchini

7 Things To Know Before Taking A Biotech Startup Job – Luke Timmerman

Industry Vs. Academia: Which Is The Better Place To Work As A Life Scientist? – Mark Terry

Business Acumen

TOP What Explains The Boom In Pharmaceutical M&A? – Hassan Mazhar

Crowd Funding And Commercialization – Dipanjan Nag

Making Microfinance More Effective – Dean Karlan, Rebecca Mann, Jake Kendall, Rohini Pande, Tavneet Suri and Jonathan Zinman

Making Change: Implementing A New Ownership Style After A Small Business Acquisition – Bob House

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