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A good resume is not going to get you a job, but a bad resume can prevent you from being hired. At the heart of your job search is networking. Networking, not with the goal to meet as many people as possible, but with the goal of making real connections with industry professionals and learning about their careers. Only 3% of job candidates have a referral, so you immediately become a more exclusive candidate if you have one. But once you do hand over that resume it needs to be excellent. It needs to engage the reader and keep them reading. Because according to CareerBuilder, 40% of hiring managers spend less than 60 seconds looking at your resume. By using the right keywords and making your resume visually appealing, you can extend that reading time and increase your chance of getting an interview.

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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, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and for a top overall article each week. This week’s best articles are here.

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In this episode of Cheeky Scientist Radio we are very excited to welcome renowned networking expert, David Bradford as our guest.
David is a proven business leader with over 35 years of experience, he is the current CEO of FluentWorlds and previously served as CEO and Chairman of HireVue and Fusion-io.
David is one of the most well connected people in the world (often called the ‘Human Internet’) he will share insight into how you can level up your networking strategies.
Plus, we have two more special guests joining us on the show, the Director, New Product Planning, Gastroenterology at Takeda, Aja Davis Isble and Yara Pujol López​, Principal Clinical Research Associate at NAMSA. They will will discuss the intricacies of their career tracks and how you can pursue a similar career.

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All of the major tech, biopharma, or medical companies need science communicators. All of the major news outlets need science communicators. All museums and education institutions need science communicators. There are many ways that you can use your STEM PhD and your passion for writing in an industry career. Here are 5 science communication careers for PhDs who enjoy talking and writing about science.

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In this episode of Cheeky Scientist Radio, we are joined by Joseph Liu, a Career Consultant, Public Speaker, and Podcast Host who discusses how PhDs can successfully navigate career changes and pursue meaningful work. We also have on Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher, Ph.D. Field Medical Director, Compound Lead at Pfizer, who gives us great insight into how she landed her first industry role as an MSL and the career path she took as she was promoted into her current role.

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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, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and for a top overall article each week. This week’s best articles are here.

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You have the skills that an employer needs in a new hire, but you must know how to showcase those skills and you need to learn how to stay up to date with the latest industry trends. The ‘soft skill’ of commercial acumen or business acumen develops out of a strong understanding of current market trends. By constantly staying informed about what is happening in your industry you can make sound decisions for a company. So you need to start learning about the latest trends in your industry.

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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, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and for a top overall article each week. This week’s best articles are here.

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Negotiations are the final – and often the toughest – part of the job search process. You want to earn a salary that makes you feel valued and the company want to stay within their budget. Because negotiating creates what many see as a stressful situation, most people don’t even try to negotiate their salary. A survey by Robert Half, found that 61% of people do not negotiate their salary. That means that the majority of people are missing out on thousands of extra dollars they could be earning by simply asking a question. Don’t be one of those people. The fear you have about negotiating is unfounded. According to the National Society Of Collegiate Scholars, 80% of those who negotiated their salary were successful and 74% of hiring managers reported that they have room to increase the starting salary by 5-10% during negotiations. So, most companies are automatically offering you 5-10% less money than what is possible. That is money that you will just be leaving behind if you don’t negotiate.

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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, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and for a top overall article each week. This week’s best articles are here.

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