Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, August 22nd, 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: Four tips to ward off impostor syndrome – Paris Grey

Networking

Top: Golden Rule Networking: How To Build Your Network Authentically – Rebecca Henninger 

Besides networking, what are some hidden tips for a job hunter? – Pattie Hunt Sinacole

So You Want to Meet a Big Name? – Ivan Misner

Networking 2.0 – Opportunity to grow in the new normal – Geetika Bangia

CVs/Resumes

Top: The 4 analytical skills you must list on your resume – Robert Carnevale

Land a New Job With an Ageless Resume – Harriet Edleson

How to breathe new life into a tired résumé format – Andrew Fennell

Unemployed? Here’s some tips for improving your resume during the pandemic – Nick Gremillion

Interviews

Top: 8 questions about diversity and inclusion you should be able to answer in a job interview – Kelli Newman Mason

Why “Just Be Yourself” Is Dangerous Career Advice – Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Covid-19 Has Employers Asking Illegal Interview Questions. Here Is What To Say – Robin Ryan 

LinkedIn’s tips for virtual job interviews: Here’s what you need to know before turning the webcam on – Jefferson Graham

Transferable Skills

Top: Interacting Virtually? 15 Bad Communication Habits To Break – Forbes Expert Panel 

5 ways to be a better listener (and improve your job search) – Recruitology Staff

How to Reimagine the Second Half of Your Career – Jeff Gothelf

3 skills hiring managers are looking for in remote job candidates – May Teng

Academic Blues

Top: Four tips to ward off impostor syndrome – Paris Grey

PhD students can benefit from non-academic mentors’ outside perspectives – Derrick Rancourt 

The university does not care about its graduate student instructors – Preston Taylor Stone

A Time for Boundaries – Angela Fowler

Industry Positions

Top: 100 highest-paying jobs in America – Seth Berkman

Less Selling, More Storytelling: 5 Expert Tips on Doing Low-Cost PR for Your New Business – Bryan Janeczko

Setting your data science team up for success: 3 critical considerations – Peter Wang

 10 remote jobs you can apply for right now in these exciting European tech startups – Guest Contributor

Business Acumen

The Worst Business Advice I’ve Ever Received – Warren Jolly

This 10-year pledge aims to get more women, Black and Latinx Philadelphians in STEM careers – Michael Butler

Best Remote Companies For Women – Julia Wuench

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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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