Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, August 8th, 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: 10 Networking Tips to Help Boost Your Career – Daniel Hopper

Networking

Top: 10 Networking Tips to Help Boost Your Career – Daniel Hopper

Understanding inside recruiting and hiring – Green Shoot Media

Career Building in the Time of Coronavirus – Toria Rainey

How to Actively Grow Your LinkedIn Network During Social Distancing and Beyond – Stefanie Marrone

CVs/Resumes

Top: The magic ingredient you need in your resume – William Hickey 

6 cover letters that will get you any job (including templates) – Ashley Jones

7 Tips to Take Your Resume to the Next Level – Steve Kux

7 Critical Steps To Make Your Cover Letter Stand Out – Gwen Moran

Interviews

Top:5 ways to close an interview that make you unforgettable to the hiring manager – Steve Adcock 

Acing the online job interview – Julie Weed

Video interview tips: how to nail a virtual job interview, according to the experts – Lauren Geall

Here are 8 tips for interviewing, getting hired, and starting a new job remotely, according to a college grad who just went through it – Lauren Lees

Transferable Skills

Top: The importance of soft skills in a tech-focused world – Sascha Giese

During Time of Budget Cuts, Don’t Eliminate Soft Skills Training: Champion Them – Patti Phillips, Jack Phillips and Rebecca Ray

Innovation Leadership During Times Of Multivocality – Erika Jacobi

Opinion: How to be an effective leader during a crisis – Janelle Bruland

Academic Blues

Top: Providing Postdocs the Support They Deserve – Vipul Sharma 

University redundancies, furloughs and pay cuts might loom amid the pandemic, survey finds – Madeline Bodin

A Crusade Against Terrible Advising – Scott Carlson

It’s time to fix the broken higher education transfer pipeline – William Crowe 

Industry Positions

Top: B.Tech 2020: High-demand career options for Biotech engineers TOI Staff

5 Essential Business-Oriented Critical Thinking Skills For Data Science – Rahul Agarwal

Where are STEM jobs? Charlotte is No. 1, Raleigh No. 5 in new index – Allan Maurer

PhD Students Win Highly Competitive Fellowships From Industry – Laura Schmitt

Business Acumen

Top:4 Trends That Are Shaping the Future of Work – Entrepreneur NEXT Staff 

‘It’s like we’re going back 30 years’: how the coronavirus is gutting diversity in science – Chris Woolston

Innovation Supports Growth at Big Pharma/Big Biotech Companies – Damien Conover, CFA and Karen Andersen, CFA

NIH launches clinical trials for COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment – Sara G. Miller 

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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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