Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, August 1, 2020

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best articles on topics that help in the search for PhD jobs in 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…

This Week’s Best Articles On PhD Jobs And Job-Search Strategies

Top Article Overall:

Top Overall: 4 skills you can add to your resume that you’ve learned from working remotely during the pandemic – Hayden Field

Networking

Top: 15 Creative Alternatives To In-Person Networking – Forbes Staff

How to land a virtual job: 4 actions you can start today – Amanda Nachman

How to Stand Out in Today’s Competitive Job Market – Jennifer Vishnevsky

If you want a career you’ll love, use this 3-step process before sending in any more job applications – Amanda Nachman

CVs/Resumes

Top: How does my employment gap during COVID-19 look to potential employers? – Elaine Varelas

The only 7 resume trends you need to know for the next decade – Lindsay Tigar

3 Tips for Writing an ATS-Friendly Resume – Laura Brothers

8 Useful Tips for Writing a Professional Resume – 2020 – siliconindia staff 

Interviews

Top:15 Topics To Bring Up In A Job Interview If You Want To Be Memorable – Forbes Staff

How to Ace a Job Interview: What to Wear, What to Bring and Other Tips – Susannah Snider

13 Informational Interview Questions You Should Always Ask – Fairygodboss staff

How To Create A Compelling Cover Letter To Land A Data Science Job – Sejuti Das

Transferable Skills

Top: 4 skills you can add to your resume that you’ve learned from working remotely during the pandemic – Hayden Field 

How to Easily Achieve Effective Employee Communication in Your Team – Jane Courtnell

Leaders: Do You Know How To Listen? – Jarret Jackson

Want happier employees? Stop dominating the conversation – Veronica Combs

Academic Blues

Top: Fifteen to one: how many applications it can take to land a single academic job offer – Nina Notman and Chris Woolston

The Job Market for Young Academics Was Already Bleak—Then the Pandemic Hit. – Rachel Corbett and Eileen Kinsella 

The Pandemic Is Killing Research—So Where Is University Support? – Ian Schlegel 

The Professor Is In: Fear, Anxiety, and the Faculty Career – Karen Kelsky

Industry Positions

Top: Top: 4 Ways to Excel as a Female Data Scientist – Alicia Frame

The data centre industry and me – Choosing a career in data centres – Alix Pressley

Want To Be A Manager? Ask Yourself This One Question First – Elevate Contributor

Pivoting to freelance: Being a solopreneur doesn’t mean you have to work alone – Chris Brown

Business Acumen

Top:Which CRE Markets Top STEM Job Growth Ranking? – Gail Kalinoski

COVID-19: What are the key issues for UK startups today? – Ian Selby

How Today’s Work Dynamics Are Shifting With The Rise Of Remote Work – Clay Kellogg

Johnson & Johnson’s Coronavirus Vaccine Protects Monkeys, Study Finds – Carl Zimmer

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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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