Transferable Skills Checklist For PhDs and Academics
I never used a transferable skills checklist when I was a PhD student, so I thought I didn’t have any. Like many academics, I specialized in a very specific discipline and thought I had little potential for career development in a new industry or as a freelancer.
Luckily, I was wrong.
PhDs have plenty of transferable skills, just like other academics. It took me a long time to figure this out, but once I did, I was able to apply my most important transferable skills to succeed in a new career (I’m now a freelance business writer and consultant). This experience inspired me to create these resources for others like me that need ideas for making the academia vs business switch.