Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, February 20th 2021

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 February 20th 2021 for PhDs.

This Week’s Best Articles On PhD Jobs And Job-Search Strategies, February 20th, 2021

Top Overall: Here Are The Top Questions To Ask During A Leadership Job Interview Benjamin Laker

Networking

Top: How to Ask for Help in Your Job Search During COVID-19 (Email Templates Included!)– Regina Borsellino

Research: We’re Losing Touch with Our Networks – Marissa King and Balázs Kovács

12 Reasons To Research A Job Applicant’s ‘Digital Footprint’  – Expert Panel Forbes

How To Use Social Media To Help Boost Your Chances of Getting a JobCody Bay

Cvs/Resumes

Top: Avoid These Seven Mistakes That Automatically Fast-Track Job Applications To The ‘No’ Pile– Dana Manciagli

5 Steps to Writing a Cover Letter as a Career Changer (With Samples!) – Jaclyn Westlake

I’ve been reviewing resumes for 26 years. These are the 5 biggest mistakes that make candidates look weak– Peter Yang

The Top Skills to Emphasize on a Resume– Stuart Gentle

Interviews

Top: Here Are The Top Questions To Ask During A Leadership Job Interview – Benjamin Laker

7 Questions You Should Definitely Ask When Interviewing for a Remote Job – Julie Anne Russell

What to Say When Negotiating Salary in a Job OfferRobin Madell

If you do this before answering a question, you will not get the job – John Anderer

Transferable Skills

Top: How Strong Interpersonal Skills Can Help You at Work—and in Your Job Search– Christopher Taylor

Soft Skills to Accelerate Your Career Growth – Forbes Editorial Staff

6 Business Skills You Need and How to Improve Them– Indeed Staff

Transferable Skills For Every Career–  Glassdoor Editorial Staff

Academic Blues

Top: The Shrinking of the Scholarly Ranks – Megan Zahneis

The Crisis of Unemployed College Graduates – Jeffrey Selingo and Matt Sigelman

Academics are toxic. We need a new culture.– Talia Henkle

Time for Reinvention, Not Just Replication or RevisionRay Schroeder

Industry Positions

Top: The Top 15 Culture-Focused Life Sciences Employers– Porschia Parker

Data Professionals Are in High Demand—Here Are 8 Jobs You Should Consider Deanna deBara

Tips for Life Science Job Seekers Heading Into 2021Steven Surdez

What’s Happening In The Job Market Right Now: Here’s What You Need To Know– Jack Kelly

Business Acumen

Top: BioSpace Movers & Shakers, Feb. 19Alex Keown

West Pharmaceutical Services (WST) Q4 2020 Earnings Call Transcript – MF Transcribing Editorial Staff

Pfizer, BioNTech Data Demonstrate COVID-19 Vaccine Stability at Standard Freeze Temperature – Aislinn Antrim

What Does It Take to Be a Good People Manager? Skye Schooley

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