Best Industry Transition Articles For PhDs (March 28th, 2020)

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best industry transition articles for PhDs – so you don’t have to!

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.

This week’s best articles are…

Industry Transition Articles: Top Overall

Top Overall: Accurate science communication is key in the fight against COVID-19 – Sabrina Sholts

Networking

Top Article: Virtual networking allows business building through pandemic – Arielle Kass

How to become better at networking despite the coronavirus keeping you at home – Vicky McKeever

4 Ways You Can Give Your Remote Workforce a Sense of Togetherness – Samantha McLaren

CVs/Resumes

Top Article: 5 Resume Tips For Senior-Level Job-Seekers – UsFinancePost

What to write in a cover letter, according to career experts – Alamy Stock

3 ways to keep your job search active during the COVID-19 pandemic – Keca Ward

Tips From A Recruiter: Don’t Make Me Read Your Resume – Dave Fecak

Interviews

Top Article: Former Google recruiter: Here’s how to ace a remote job interview – Kevin Grice

The one question you should always ask in a job interview – Jane McNeill

Recruiters Nominate Their Favorite Phone Interview Questions – Samantha McLaren

Coronavirus: Job interviews go online as candidates stuck at home – Justin Harper

Transferable Skills

Top Article: Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills in the Biotech Industry – Kymberlie Krieger

Are You Leading Through the Crisis … or Managing the Response? – Eric J. McNulty and Leonard Marcus

4 ways to improve your adaptability – Ian Clark

5 ways emotional intelligence can help us through the coronavirus crisis – Harvey Deutschendorf

Academic Blues

Top Article: Amid coronavirus shutdowns, some grad students feel pressure to report to their labs – Michael Price

The University should not let the concerns of its graduate students become an afterthought –  Amy Batley

Sexual-Assault Investigations May Be Delayed as Coronavirus Disrupts CollegesSarah Brown

Boosting the signal in scientific talks – Scott St. George &

Michael White

Industry Positions

Top Article: Accurate science communication is key in the fight against COVID-19 – Sabrina Sholts

Who is hiring during the coronavirus? Try these industries if you need a job now – Arianne Cohen

Solving the Puzzle: A Closer Look at Project Management Careers in Life Sciences – Porschia Parker-Griffin

Computer science versus COVID-19 – David Pringle

Business Acumen

Top Article: FDA Grants Experimental Coronavirus Drug Benefits For Rare Disease Treatments – Health News From NPR

The race for a COVID-19 vaccine – Éanna Kelly

In Other (Biopharma) News: This Week’s Non-Coronavirus Stories – Alex Keown

PhRMA, BIO campaign champions members’ determination to beat COVID-19 – Beth Snyder Bulik

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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.

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