Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, August 15th, 2020

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best of transition 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 of Transition Articles On PhD Jobs And Job-Search Strategies

Top Article Overall:

Top Overall: 6 Interview Questions to Start Asking Every Remote Work Job Candidate (Covid Edition) – Jeff Haden

Networking

Top: Four easy ways to improve your online networking game – Vivienne Dovi

The do’s (and dont’s) to make the most of virtual networking – Suzi Morales

Newsletter: Networking helps grow careers. Here’s how to do it during COVID-19 – Rachel Schnalzer

How To Access Your Next-Level Network And Reach Your Career Goals – Dawn Graham

CVs/Resumes

Top: 20 resume questions you’ve been too scared to ask – Jacob Took 

Building your job resume while unemployed – Alex Backus

How to Write a Resume Employers Will Notice – Indeed Staff

These Mistakes on Your Resume and Cover Letter May Be Hurting Your Chances of Landing a Job – Mariam Gabaji

Interviews

Top: 6 Interview Questions to Start Asking Every Remote Work Job Candidate (Covid Edition) – Jeff Haden

How can you ace a remote job interview? – Lisa Ardill

Top 10 Body Language Mistakes On Job Interviews – Brandon Comeaux

Employers are lurking on your social media ahead of interviews — raising ethical concerns – The Conversation Staff

Transferable Skills

Top: Evaluating Soft Skills Must be a Priority for Hiring in 2020 – Jay McCall

Are we forgetting about soft skills? – Rasheek Tabassum Mondira

12 Concrete Ways To Listen Effectively – Forbes Expert panel 

How to Demonstrate Transferable Skills on Your Resume – Kat Boogaard

Academic Blues

Top: The angst of being an adjunct professor during COVID-19 | Opinion – Carol Jean Gallo

Coronavirus lockdown lessons from single-parent scientists – Carrie Arnold

Pandemic hits scientist parents hard – Katie langin

Industry Positions

Top: The 10 Best Work From Home Jobs In 2020  – Jim Wang

The 11 Most Important Hard & Soft Skills Marketers Need to Have – Julia McCoy

5 free resources every data scientist should start using today – Yitaek Hwang

How to Learn Product Management: A U.S. News Guide – Marcie Geffner

Business Acumen

Top:“Like Sharks to Blood” – Health Sector and Big Pharma Spent Big on Lobbying for COVID-19 Funding As Congress Doles Out $3 Trillion – Bringham Young University

How myths about the ‘female’ brain hold women back from pursing careers in science -The Conversation Staff

Antibody therapies could be a bridge to a coronavirus vaccine — but will the world benefit? – Heidi Ledford

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