The top 3 skills needed to do a PhD are skills employers want too

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More and more people are applying to do a PhD. What many don’t know is it takes serious skills to do one – and, more importantly, complete it.


It turns out that it takes many so-called transferable skills to do a PhD. These are skills that can be translated and applied to any professional context. The top three required skills are:

  • communication – academic writing, presentation skills, speaking to policy and non-expert audiences

  • research – disciplinary expertise, data analysis, project management

  • interpersonal – leadership, networking, teamwork, conflict resolution.

Period11 Apr 2022

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