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

Dr. Isaiah Hankel is the Founder and CEO of the largest career training platform for PhDs in the world - Cheeky Scientist. His articles, podcasts and trainings are consumed annually by 3 million PhDs in 152 different countries. He has helped PhDs transition into top companies like Amazon, Google, Apple, Intel, Dow Chemical, BASF, Merck, Genentech, Home Depot, Nestle, Hilton, SpaceX, Tesla, Syngenta, the CDC, UN and Ford Foundation.

Dr. Hankel has published two bestselling books with Wiley and his methods for getting PhDs hired have been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Nature, Forbes, The Guardian, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine and Success Magazine.

Articles Written By Isaiah Hankel, PhD

What Would It Be Like To Work Next To You For 8 Hours?

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Join Isaiah as he discusses the importance of building a professional brand and how that affects your chances of getting an industry job Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode… First, Isaiah explains why you should work on your likability if you want to get an industry job. Next, Isaiah gives you pointers on how to identify your professional brand and use it to get hired Finally, Isaiah discloses how your professional brand impacts the way employers perceive you as a job candidate From This Week’s Show…  Why You Need To Increase Your Likability Right Now If invisibility, or…

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies August 06, 2022

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.…

6 Things PhDs Must Do When Networking Online

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Join Isaiah as he presents the steps you need to follow to set up an online networking strategy that will get you a referral Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode… First, Isaiah explains why you should identify your target companies before setting up an online networking strategyNext, Isaiah discloses the good practices every PhD must follow when creating and nurturing their online network Finally, Isaiah reveals how you should time your efforts to ensure you get a referral From This Week’s Show…  How To Get Started With Your Networking Strategy If you want to get a job in…

5 Cheesy Networking Gimmicks To Avoid

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

During my PhD, I knew that networking was the key to getting a job in industry. And so, I did what every other PhD I knew was doing… I went to conferences equipped with a copy of my resume and a handful of business cards. Then, during breaks, I would follow the crowd out onto the vendor floor. I would wander around aimlessly looking for a vendor that wasn’t busy. The problem was, so was every other PhD that was looking for a job. At the end of a conference, if I handed out all my business cards and shook…

Win Your Interview By Presenting A 30-60-90-Day Plan

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Join Isaiah as he explains what a 30-60-90-day plan is and what you should include in yours if you want to convince employers to hire you Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode… First, Isaiah discusses why you should always prepare extensively for a job interview, especially if you make it to the final roundsNext, Isaiah discloses what a 30-60-90-day plan is and what you should consider before you start creating one Finally, Isaiah gives you pointers on how to create a 30-60-90-day plan that will wow employers From This Week’s Show…  Why You Need To Prepare For Every…

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies July 30, 2022

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.…

Industry Careers For PhDs In Classical Business Roles

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Join Isaiah as he discusses why PhDs have taken over some of the most lucrative classical business roles and what it takes to succeed in this sector Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode… First, Isaiah explains why PhDs are suited for classical business roles and reviews the management consulting career pathNext, Isaiah presents the business development manager position and what it takes to succeed in itFinally, Isaiah talks about business intelligence and why PhDs are so valuable in these roles From This Week’s Show…  How PhDs Conquered Classical Business Roles As a PhD, your skills are sought after…

Industry Careers For PhDs In Operations, Production, & Tech Support

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Join Isaiah as he reviews some of the positions that hire PhDs in the operations, production, and tech support sectors Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode… First, Isaiah explains why you should consider a career in operations, production, and tech support and reviews some in-demand positions in the operations sectorNext, Isaiah talks about the product management position and why it’s such a good fit for PhDs Finally, Isaiah discusses what it takes to succeed in PhD-level positions in tech support From This Week’s Show…  Why You Should Consider Pursuing A Career In Operations, Production, And Tech Support Many…

4 Oddly Popular PhD Careers In Finance And Business

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

PhDs in the sciences and humanities are not qualified to work in finance or business. At least that’s what I thought. That was until I started hearing more of my former colleagues talk about their transition into consulting and financial service roles. These were people who specialized in very niche areas of science. I was surprised to learn that their skills were needed in the financial and business sectors of industry. What can a PhD in the sciences or humanities possibly contribute to finance and business? As always, it comes down to your transferable skills. These sectors are seeking highly…

3 Flavors Of Transferable Skills

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Join Isaiah as he discusses the 3 flavors of transferable skills that every PhD has and shows you how to highlight them when interacting with industry professionals Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode… First, Isaiah explains the importance of system-oriented transferable skills and how you fostered these during your time in grad schoolNext, Isaiah presents som people-oriented transferable skills that PhDs have and industry employers are looking forFinally, Isaiah discloses why you should never assume that employers know that you have self-oriented transferable skills From This Week’s Show…  What Are System-oriented Transferable Skills Systems-oriented transferable skills are one…

Industry Careers For PhDs In Healthcare

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Join Isaiah as he presents some exciting career paths that PhDs can pursue in healthcare, even if they don’t have medical experience Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode… First, Isaiah discusses why PhDs should consider career options outside of R&D, specifically in healthcareNext, Isaiah talks about two positions in healthcare where PhDs are highly sought-after Finally, Isaiah explains why the healthcare sector is ever-expanding and how PhDs can take advantage of that From This Week’s Show…  Why PhDs Should Consider A Career In Healthcare When PhDs consider their next career move, they often think of their options as…

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies July 23, 2022

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.…