Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, May 8th 2021

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.

So without further delay, here are Best of Transition: PhD Job Search articles for the week of May 8th 2021 for PhDs.

This Week’s Best Articles On PhD Jobs And Job-Search Strategies, May 8th, 2021

Top Overall: 8 pandemic-related interview questions you should be ready to answerStephanie Vozza

Networking

Top: A job-search game plan for the class of 2021Gwen Moran

Skills Are Great — But It’s Who You Know That Lands You a Job– Julia Freeland Fisher and Mahnaz Charania  

Professional Networking: How To Build And Use A Network–Lisa Bertagnoli
How To Network For Your Job Search —And Not Appear Needy Or Greedy–Anouare Abdou

Cvs/Resumes

Top: Beat the Robots: How to Get Your Resume Past the System and Into Human HandsRegina Borsellino

Building Your Resume During the Pandemic– Brandi Marcene

How To Take Your Resume To The Next Level Robin Ryan

Top 10 mistakes made on résumés  Kim Thompson

Interviews

Top: 8 pandemic-related interview questions you should be ready to answerStephanie Vozza
Leveraging the First Few Interview Minutes to Make an Unforgettable Impression– Kathrine Hansen

This lost art could get you that second interview–Sara London

The Best Way To Answer ‘where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years?– Hal Koss

Transferable Skills

Top: How Active Listening Can Boost Your Career (and How to Do It Right)– Leah Campbell

Developing these skills is the secret to looking impressive in meetings– Laura Berlinsky-Schine

How Interpersonal Skills Help You Be A Stronger Tech Player– Sunny Betz
The Strength And Curse Of Being A Problem-Solving Genius– Christie Garcia

Academic Blues

Top: Students Are on the Move. Their Financial Aid Is Not– Juana Sánchez and Lara Couturier

Higher education budget cuts heat to Senate– Sierra Pesnell

University income from foreign student fees collapsesGeoff Maslen

Student Debt Is Devastating American Families—Here’s HowCody Haunanian & Whitney Barkley-Denney

Industry Positions

Top: 15 High-Paying Jobs That Are in Demand for the Future– Deanna deBara

Post-pandemic offices will mimic neighborhoodsSteve Adcock

4 Ways to Address a Career ChangePorschia Parker-Griffin

How To Break Into Tech Sales (and Stand Out From Other Applicants)– Brian Nordli

Business Acumen

Puma Biotechnology, Inc. (PBYI) CEO Alan Auerbach on Q1 2021 Results – Earnings Call Transcript– Seeking Alpha Editorial Staff

Writing As Thinking: Why Writing Is Still A Critical Skill In Business– Gregory Crawford

BioSpace Movers & Shakers, May 7– Alex Keown

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