Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, January 30th 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 30th 2021 for PhDs.

This Week’s Best Articles On PhD Jobs And Job-Search Strategies, January 30th, 2021

Top Article Overall

Top Overall: ‘How to Add Extracurricular Activities to Your Resume—So They Actually Help Your Job Search Regina Borsellino

Networking

Top: 6 ways to get a new job inside of your company– Judith Humphrey

5 Tips For Virtual Networking Success– John Hall

This is what recruiters do and do not want to see on your social media– Kyle Schnitzer

 A Yale Professor’s Personality Test Shows Your Most Effective Networking Style – Marissa King

Cvs/Resumes

Top:  How to Add Extracurricular Activities to Your Resume—So They Actually Help Your Job Search– Regina Borsellino

Here’s how 6-figure earners structure their cover letters– Michael Dinich

5 résumé refresh tips to land a job during an uncertain year– Diana Shi

6 Things You Need To Update On Your Resume– Ashira Prossack

Interviews

Top: That thank-you note is costing you the job — write it this way instead – Samantha Hawrylack

51 Great Questions to Ask in an Interview – The Muse Editor

Best Phone Interview Format for Hiring Managers and Recruiters – Patrick Algrim

When, How and Why to Conduct Informational Interviews– Brandy L. Simula

Transferable Skills

Top: 3 Soft Skills to Work On While Job Hunting– Laura Brothers

15 Ways To Get Noticed And Promoted To A Managerial Role– Forbes Expert Panel

5 Vital Soft Skills Data Scientists Must Possess in 2021 – Joseph Chukwube

These Work Skills Are Most Important During Pandemic and After– Anna Matteo

Academic Blues

Top: The Path to Failure in Academe: A Tragedy in Multiple Acts – Stephen M. Gavazzi, David V. Rosowsky and Chuck Pezeshki

The mismatch continues between PhD holders and their career prospects– Diane Peters

My 2020 as an ‘alien’ PhD student in New YorkCecilia Zumajo-Cardona

The Unexpected Lifeline– Jeffry M. Cox

Industry Positions

Top: Clinical research in 2021: A new era of collaboration and innovation– Aman Khera

New Biopharma Job Expansions Help Ring in the New YearKate Goodwin

Job trends for the year 2021– Nilesh Gaikwad

Moving Up The Ladder In Clinical Research: How To Develop Management & Leadership Skills Laurie Halloran and Michelle Pratt

Business Acumen

Top: Money on the Move: January 21-26– Kate Goodwin

5 Big Pharma/Biotech Stocks Set to Trump Q4 Earnings Estimates– Zacks Equity Research

Business Acumen for the 21st Century:Moving from Strategy to Action– Dan Parisi

3 Biotech Penny Stocks to Watch as February ApproachesD. Marie

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