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Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, January 2nd, 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 January 2nd 2021 for PhDs.

This Week’s Best Articles On PhD Jobs And Job-Search Strategies, January 2nd, 2021

Top Article Overall

Top Overall:  185 Powerful Action Verbs That Will Make Your Resume AwesomeThe Muse Editor

Networking

Top: LinkedIn etiquette for managers, employees and recruiters– Tribune Content Agency

3 Tips To Advance Your Career In The New Year– Ashira Prossack

The pandemic isn’t over. But you can still get ahead in your career in 2021– Kathryn Vasel

10 Tips on Dealing with Your Competition and Your Stresses– Stan Popovich

Cvs/Resumes

Top: 185 Powerful Action Verbs That Will Make Your Resume Awesome– The Muse Editor

5 tips to drastically improve your resume and get hired– Marc Berman

If you structure your cover letter this way, you may as well throw it out– Ryan Luke

The hobbies that jobseekers should include in their resume– Cara Jenkin

Interviews

Top: 7 of the Hardest Interview Questions Ever Asked– Paul Petrone

These are the 5 remote interview tips that will actually get you the job– Arianna ODell

The STAR Method: The Secret to Acing Your Next Job Interview– Kat Boogaard

The Questions You Must Ask Yourself Before Accepting a Job Offer– Angela Smith

Transferable Skills

Top: All Your Questions About Soft Skills and Work—Answered!– Regina Borsellino

To build back better, we need foresight — and a focus on these future skills– Esther Goodwin Brown & Lena Bäunker & Laxmi Adrianna Haigh

The Best Career Skills to Have for Any Job– Alex Janin

How to create the perfect CV for 2021– Lydia Smith

Academic Blues

Top: Pandemic Leads Dozens of Universities to Pause Ph.D. Admissions– Melissa Korn

It’s not just the University of Evansville. Schools all over the U.S. face heavy cuts– Jon Webb

COVID Has Laid Bare the Inequities That Face Mothers in STEM– Isabel Torres, Ryan Watkins, Martta Liukkonen, Mei Lin Neo

Bullying and harassment rife at state’s universities–Geoff Maslen

Industry Positions

Top:  What to Do With a Psychology Major: 8 Jobs You Should Consider Deanna deBara

Field Applications Scientist Responsibilities– BSR Editorial staff

This is what the hybrid WFH-models companies will use in 2021 will look like –  Kattie Thorndyke

Remote work is here to stay, here are 9 ways to make it betterJason Aten

Business Acumen

Top: CEL-SCI Reports Fiscal 2020 Financial Results and Clinical & Corporate Developments – Gavin de Windt

Pharma/Biotech-PhD Career Guide–Editorial Staff PhD career Guide

Biotech Stocks Ready for More Covid-19 Results in First Quarter– Cristin Flanagan

BioSpace Global Roundup: Companies Slash Prices to Meet China’s Health Coverage – Alex Keown

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