Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, December 12th, 2020

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 December 12th 2020 for PhDs.

This Week’s Best Articles On PhD Jobs And Job-Search Strategies, December 12th, 2020

Top Article Overall

Top Overall:  Uncertain prospects for postdoctoral researchers– Chris Woolston

Networking

Top: 6 Tips to Help You Manage Freelance Job With Academics – The Island Now

12 ways you can boost your professional network while working from home– Daphne Leprince-Ringuet

Dec. Can Be a Good Time to Job Hunt, Even During a Pandemic  –  Nancy Segal

4 ways to use the dead hiring period of December to get ahead – Kaitlyn McInnis

Cvs/Resumes

Top: A recruiter’s guide to cell-biology jobs – Melisa Medran

Everything You Need Before You Start Applying for Jobs  – Marie Gooley

The 4 Keys To Writing A Résumé That Gets ResultsWilliam Arruda

4 ways job seekers can stand out in winter 2021– Monica Torres

Interviews

Top:  Preparing for Behavioral Interviews with the STAR Method – Porschia Parker

If an employer ‘ghosts’ you after the interview, there’s 1 thing you should do – Ryan Luke                              

7 Interview Questions You Can Expect When Applying for a Remote Job (Plus Tips on How to Answer) – Laura Ross

5 tips to crack a job interview– India Today Web Desk

Transferable Skills

Top:  Covid19 pivot: What are the best transferable skills? – Washington Post Editorial Staff

7 in-demand tech skills to master in 2021 – Veronica Coombs

4 Reasons To Study History – Chelsea Castonguay  

Switching Industries? 11 Ways To Figure Out The Right Fit – Expert Panel Forbes Councils Member

Academic Blues

Top: Uncertain prospects for postdoctoral researchers – Chris Woolston

On social welfare, unable to buy a house: The reality facing Ireland’s academics – Maria Delaney

Forget just trying to survive grad school. This email series could help you thrive– Dorea I. Reeser, Linda Wang

Room to breathe’: Graduate students struggle to balance COVID-19 and childcare – Kirsten Mettler

Industry Positions

Top: Top 12 Biotech Companies Hiring Now – Biospace Editorial Staff

4 Data-Driven Marketing Roles You Should Consider If You Love Numbers – Rebecca Horan

Top tips for cell biologists eyeing a move to industry careers  – Nikki Forrester

Alternative Careers for PhDs –  Biolegend Editorial Staff

Business Acumen

Top: How Getting A Ph.D. Prepared Me To Run A Startup –Sam Mehrbod

The Best Biotech Stock on the Market Right Now – Keith Speights

The 10 industries with the most growth (and how to break into them) – Sarah Dillon

Tips For Finding Your First Legal Job – Lateral Link

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