Isaiah Hankel, PhD
Isaiah Hankel, PhD Chief Executive Officer at Cheeky Scientist

Isaiah Hankel holds a PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology. An expert in the biotechnology industry, he specializes in helping other PhDs transition into cutting-edge industry career tracks.

Isaiah believes--from personal experience--that if you feel stuck somewhere in your life, it’s a clear sign that you need to make a change. Don’t sit still and wait for the world to tell you what to do. Start a new project. Build your own business. Take action. Experimentation is the best teacher.

Isaiah is an internationally recognized Fortune 500 consultant, CEO of Cheeky Scientist, and author of the straight-talk bestsellers Black Hole Focus and The Science of Intelligent Achievement.

Articles Written By Isaiah Hankel, PhD

5 Point Job Search Productivity Plan For PhDs

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Job search productivity plan is imperative for success. Every day, more and more PhDs realize that they have no future in academia and start to plan their first industry transition. A script keeps playing in their head that says “I want to get hired.” This often leads to frustration because this script is not accurate. You don’t just want to get hired, you want to get hired into a PhD-level position. do meaningful work, where you can have an impact on humanity, where you get fairly compensated, where you can have security. I recently talked to a PhD who told…

Mega-Valuable LinkedIn Updates & 15 Example LinkedIn Headlines

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Join Isaiah as he reveals the LinkedIn updates & examples of LinkedIn headlines for PhDs to communicate their value to employers and get hired Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode… First, Isaiah explains why PhDs need to learn strategies to update LinkedIn and communicate their value to employersNext, Isaiah reveals why PhDs should focus on SSI scoreFinally, Isaiah describes the mega-valuable LinkedIn updates to communicate your value to employers From This Week’s Show… Why PhDs Need To Learn Strategies For Updating LinkedIn PhDs have to communicate their value to the recruiters in a language best understood by them.…

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies, October 23rd 2021

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best articles on topics that help in the search for the Best of Transition: PhD Job Search in the industry. Our two consultants independently search for the most informative articles in the categories of networking, CVs/resumes, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and a top overall article for the week – if it’s a recent article that can help readers find and acquire PhD jobs, then we want to include it in this weekly digest.…

4 Powerful Ways To Communicate Your PhD Value To Industry Employers

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

What’s the biggest gap that you have when it comes to transitioning into industry? How do you communicate your value? This is a common question I like to ask PhDs. And, very often, I get the following answer:  Well, I’m not sure how to position myself for industry. What this actually means is that you don’t know how to communicate your value to potential employers.  You probably only know how to talk about your skills in academic terms. You only know how to talk to other academics, but industry employees don’t really care for that type of language. This leaves…

Genius Productivity Strategies PhDs Use To Make Their Job Search Painless

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Join Isaiah as he shares genius strategies that PhDs need to get hired into high-paying industry jobs where they can create an impact Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode… First, Isaiah explains why PhDs need genius strategy to get hired into high-paying industry jobsNext, Isaiah reveals how to make an effort to do the uncomfortableFinally, Isaiah describes the genius strategies that make PhD job search painless From This Week’s Show…  Why PhDs Need Genius Strategies To Get Hired Into High-Paying Industry Jobs Strategies are important for success. Even the PhD Job search warrants genius strategies to cut the…

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies, October 16th 2021

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best articles on topics that help in the search for the Best of Transition: PhD Job Search in the industry. Our two consultants independently search for the most informative articles in the categories of networking, CVs/resumes, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and a top overall article for the week – if it’s a recent article that can help readers find and acquire PhD jobs, then we want to include it in this weekly digest.…

3 Steps To Taking Back Control Of Your Career

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Academia takes away all of your control. You probably started your PhD as a confident student, knowing exactly who you were and what you wanted.  But after years facing lack of support, lack of structure, and lack of clear deadlines, you have probably lost a lot of that initial motivation. You probably are not sure of what the next steps are. You feel that you lost all the control of your future career. Something similar happened to me when I was trying to get out of graduate school. I was in a very unique situation, where my PI was the…

How To Create An Inspiring Purpose For Your Life

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Join Isaiah as he reveals how to create purpose to stay strong during your PhD job search and get hired into high-paying industry careers Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode… First, Isaiah explains why PhDs need to create a purpose to stay strong during their job search processNext, Isaiah reveals why reinventing the rationale is importantFinally, Isaiah describes how to create an inspiring purpose for your life From This Week’s Show… Why PhDs Need To Create A Purpose To Stay Strong During Their Job Search Process Purpose drives actions. What is your purpose as a PhD? How connected…

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies, October 9th 2021

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best articles on topics that help in the search for the Best of Transition: PhD Job Search in the industry. Our two consultants independently search for the most informative articles in the categories of networking, CVs/resumes, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and a top overall article for the week – if it’s a recent article that can help readers find and acquire PhD jobs, then we want to include it in this weekly digest.…

A Lean And Mean Guide To Getting Hired In Industry

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Join Isaiah he reveals the lean and mean guide for PhDs to get hired into rewarding positions in the industry where they can make an impact Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode… First, Isaiah explains why PhDs need PhD level jobs to create impactNext, Isaiah reveals PhDs have to create a job campaign and follow protocolFinally, Isaiah describes the lean and mean guide for PhDs to getting hired in the industry  From This Week’s Show… Why PhDs Need A PhD Level Job A lean and mean guide is essential for PhDs to be hired into high paying industry…

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies, October 2nd 2021

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best articles on topics that help in the search for the Best of Transition: PhD Job Search in the industry. Our two consultants independently search for the most informative articles in the categories of networking, CVs/resumes, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and a top overall article for the week – if it’s a recent article that can help readers find and acquire PhD jobs, then we want to include it in this weekly digest.…

Powerful Ways To Communicate Your PhD Value To Employers

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Join Isaiah he reveals the powerful ways in which PhDs can communicate their value to employers and get hired into top industry careers Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode… First, Isaiah explains why PhDs need to communicate their value to the employersNext, Isaiah reveals which skills are valued by employersFinally, Isaiah describes the powerful ways PhDs can communicate their value to their employers From This Week’s Show… Why PhDs Need To Learn To Communicate Their Value To Employers Communicating your value is indispensable for getting hired. As a PhD you must know how to communicate your skills that…