Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (October 23rd, 2016)

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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

*6 Tips For Responding To “Do You Have Any Questions For Me?”* – Deniz Sasal


TOP  Connected! 6 Quick Tips For Better Online Networking – Olivia Morrissey

Recommendations No One Sees – Chris Morton  

The Wrong Way To Introduce People Over Email – David Burkus

Here’s How To Create An Engaging LinkedIn Profile – Wayne Breitbarth


TOP How To Write A Cover Letter – James Caan

4 Resume Tips for Career Changers – Chrissy Scivicque

How To Embrace The Most Embarrassing Parts Of Your Resume – Neil Pasricha

What To Remove From Your Resume Right Now – Marcelle Yeager


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

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

The Two Most Critical Elements Of Interview Day – David G. Jensen

How To Answer Interview Questions About How You Handle A Heavy WorkloadPeggy McKee

Transferable Skills

TOP 6 Ways To Build Your Skills And Expertise Outside Of Work  – Mary Sherwood Sevinsky

Follow Your Passion When Choosing A Career In Science – Aliyah Weinstein

Business Principles For Basic Researchers – Chris Tachibana

How To Thrive As An Introvert Living In An Extrovert’s WorldAndrew Thomas

Academic Blues

TOP Exactly how valuable is a PhD? – Billy Bryan and Furaha Asani

5 Myths About Nice Academics – Melissa Nicolas

How Not To Respond To Reviewers: Eight Simple Steps – Sophie Lewis

Changing Fields Post-PhD: A Day In The Life Of An Immunology PostDoc – Manisha Menon

Industry Positions

TOP How To Sharpen Your Skills For The Job Hunt – Kirsty Tobin

The Best And The Worst Ways To Look For A Job – Richard N Bolles

A Day In The Life Of A Patent Examiner – Dai George

Finding Job Satisfaction At A Biomedical Device Company Jack Leeming

Business Acumen

TOP Demystifying The 5 Phases Of Project Management – Emily Esposito

How Can You Make Money in Biotech If Only One In Ten Companies Turns A Profit? – Stewart Lyman

Hype vs. Hope In Medical Research – Eric Lander

Do You Understand What Accountability Really Means? – Jonathan Raymond

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