Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, May 15th 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 15th 2021 for PhDs.

This Week’s Best Articles On PhD Jobs And Job-Search Strategies, May 15th, 2021

Top Overall: How To Tap Into The Hidden Job Market By Pivoting Your Search From Traditional To Social Kara Dennison

Networking

Top: How To Tap Into The Hidden Job Market By Pivoting Your Search From Traditional To Social Kara Dennison

7 Steps to Building a Personal Website That Will Help You Land Your Dream Job– Julie Anne Russell 

How to network in a remote work world–Zoë Morris
Here’s How To Get The Most Out Of An Informational Interview –Sunny Betz

Cvs/Resumes

Top: 5 Smart Ways to Overcome Your Fear of the Cover Letter– Biospace Editorial Staff

The most important hard skills (with examples)Chris Kolmar

Hiring Tips: Reading Between The Lines Of A RésuméClare Moore

6 Ways to Build Up Your Resume When You Can’t Afford to Do an Unpaid Internship  Tiffany Waddell Tate

Interviews

Top: 5 most common trap interview questions and how to get around themKattie Thorndyke
8 COVID-Related Interview Questions You Should Be Ready to Answer During—and After—the Pandemic – Jaclyn Westlake

The 10 Most Common Job Interview Questions — and How To Answer Them – Gabrielle Olya

How To Answer ‘why Do You Want To Work Here?’– Brian Nordli

Transferable Skills

Top: 9 unexpected skills you need for today’s tech team– Veronica Combs

3 Essential Skills For Engineering Leaders– Quinten Dol

Your negative emotions are hurting your team. Try empathy instead– Jamil Zaki and Cydney Roach
Flexjobs: Top 10 freelance career fields and the soft skills needed for them– N.F. Mendoza

Academic Blues

Top: Academic tenure is in desperate need of reform – The Boston Globe Editorial Board

First the U. of Vermont Announced Cuts. Then Enrollment Spiked. Now What? – Lindsay Ellis

Did you leave university science? Tell us why– Nidhi Subbaraman

Soon-to-be unemployed: 2021 graduating seniors remain optimistic despite difficult job searchChatwan Mongkol

Industry Positions

Top: Why You Should Strive To Be An Entrepreneurial Engineer– Mark Kinsella

Supply chain professionals need procurement knowledgeSupply Chain Dive Editorial Staff

After a year of Zoom meetings, we’ll need to rebuild trust through eye contactDavid Weitzner

10 Great—and Very Different—Jobs for Economics Majors– Regina Borsellino

Business Acumen

Top: 7 Reddit Penny Stocks Promising to Cure Cancer– Thomas Niel

Cipher Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CPHRF) CEO Craig Mull on Q1 2021 Results – Earnings Call Transcript Seeking Alpha Transcript Team

How One Automaker Is Dealing With Too Many Jobs, Not Enough Qualified Applicants – Ed Garsten

BioSpace Movers & Shakers, May 14 – Alex Keown

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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.

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