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Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, May 1st 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 1st 2021 for PhDs.

This Week’s Best Articles On PhD Jobs And Job-Search Strategies, May 1st, 2021

Top Overall: Job losses and falling salaries batter US academia– Chris Woolston

Networking

Top: The Art Of Virtual NetworkingForbes Soulaima Gourani

8 ways to network effectively when you hate LinkedIn–Anouare Abdou

How to Turn a Ph.D. Into a Nonacademic Career
Christopher Cornthwaite

Avoid The Five Biggest LinkedIn Blunders – Lisa Apolinski

Cvs/Resumes

Top: Your Street Address Doesn’t Belong on Your Resume Anymore—Here’s What Does– Regina Borsellino

If your resume is missing this number, you can kiss the job away Kyle Schnitzer

6 words to pump up your blah résumé Andrew Fennell

If your resume could talk, this is what it would tell you  Kim Thompson

Interviews

Top: How to Answer “Do You Consider Yourself Successful?” Without Feeling Like a Show-OffAngela Smith

5 Mistakes Job Seekers Make With Phone Screen Interviews– Monica Torres

5 tips for showing emotional intelligence during a video interview–Harvey Deutschendorf

Zoom call interview mistakes costing jobseekers opportunities– Robert Blain

Transferable Skills

Top: Your Guide to Organizational Skills on the Job—and During the Job Hunt– Jessica Estrada

The 15 Most Important Customer Service Skills– Catherine

Rethinking Soft Skills in HR– Andrew Deichler

Set Post-Pandemic Career Goals with These Tips – Brandi Marcene

Academic Blues

Top: Job losses and falling salaries batter US academia– Chris Woolston

Grad Students and Mental HealthLilah Burke

Scientists, let’s talk about cash—and the financial realities of career choices– Karin Bodewits

Students voice frustration over University’s failing response to mental health crisis on campusChristina Rufo

Industry Positions

Top: 10 of the Very Best Jobs for Introverts (That Won’t Leave You Drained)– Deanna deBara

4 Ways to Address a Career ChangePorschia Parker-Griffin

Will the pandemic really shape the future workplace? Natasha Winkler Titus

Business Acumen

Top: 3 Penny Stocks To Watch As Biotech Surges In April 2021J. Samuel

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (TMO) Q1 2021 Earnings Call Transcript – MF Transcribers Staff

BioSpace Movers & Shakers, April 30– Alex Keown

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