Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (October 30th, 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

*Start Networking With People Outside Your Industry* – Dorie Clark


TOP  Start Networking With People Outside Your Industry – Dorie Clark

Why Networking Is Not A Dirty Word (And How To Do It Right) – Dee Poku Spalding

Informational Interview Questions to Ask – Allison Doyle

Networking For Young Scientists – Richard Threlfall


TOP Interview Yourself To Prepare Your Resume – Jim Schreier

How To Write The Perfectly Imperfect Cover Letter (and Get Hired) – Danny Rubin

Curriculum Vitae (CV) Versus A Resume  – Allison Doyle

3 Tips Most Recruiters Won’t Tell You About Writing Your Resume  – Christy Childers


TOP What Should I Wear To The Job Interview? – Kristoffer Pall Lentz

2 Key Questions To Ask Yourself If Your Interviews Aren’t Leading To Offers – Jeremy Schifeling

22 Things You Should Never Say In A Salary Negotiation – Jacquelyn Smith and Áine Cain

How To Impress Your Clinical Research Recruiter Paula Cameron

Transferable Skills

TOP Writing On LinkedIn – 8 Simple Ways To Boost Your Views – Christopher Spencer

Giving A Speech Or Presentation? 11 Ways To Improve Your Stage Performance – Gretchen Rubin

5 Things That Make Millennials Look Really Professional At Work – Peter Economy

Lost In Translation: The Value Of A PhD Outside Academia – Janelle Braithwaite

Academic Blues

TOP Navigating Your Next Steps – Katie Shives

To Be, Or Not To Be Doing A PhD (That Is The Question?) – Dr. Inger Mewburn

Promote Your Paper In Four Easy Steps – Angela Hopp

The Postdoctoral Apprenticeship – Ushma S. Neill

Industry Positions

TOP Top 5 Best U.S. Cities For Pharma And Biotech Scientist Jobs – Alex Keown

Being The Enabler – Maggie Kuo

It’s Time To Drop The Stigma Against Proactive Job Searching – Adam Rowe

‘Extension’ Beyond Traditional Academic Jobs – John H. Tibbets

Business Acumen

TOP 10 Top Trends Driving The Biopharma Industry Today – Sy Mukherjee

3 Proven Strategies To Develop Business Acumen – Gerri Knilans

Overdosing On VC: Lessons From 71 IPOs –  Eric Paley

It Looks As Though There’s Only One Thing Big Drug Companies Are Afraid Of – Linette Lopez

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