We are living in an era of data deluge. With the amount of data generated increasing rapidly, organisations are in high need of individuals who are skilled at managing, analysing, and interpreting data. Data literacy is deemed as a crucial twenty-first century skill and one that will be required for a wide variety of roles. PhD graduates are a group of highly skilled professionals, many of whom have experience with handling different types of data during their research work and communicating the impact of their research to varying audiences. In this article, I look at how these professionals can add value to organisations, especially by combining their data analysis and communication skills, which can be
applied across different roles in industry.