Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, January 23rd 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 23rd 2021 for PhDs.

This Week’s Best Articles On PhD Jobs And Job-Search Strategies, January 23rd, 2021

Top Article Overall

Top Overall: ‘Can you work with less-qualified people?’ and 19 other curveball questions to navigate at industry interviewsTina Persson

Networking

Top: 3 Ways To Level Up Your LinkedIn In 2021– Kate Talbot

7 Networking Tips for Getting a Job– Indeed Editorial Staff 

Job Networking Tips– John E. Kobara 

8 Essential Tasks to Jumpstart Your 2021 Job Search – Kate Ashford

Cvs/Resumes

Top:  How to define your career objective and get what you want– Ashley Jones

How to Write a Cover Letter: The All-Time Best Tips – The Muse Editor

How to Write a Resume– Glassdoor Editorial Staff

Hire calling: How to update your CV for a pandemic-era work world– Rachel Lopez

Interviews

Top: ‘Can you work with less-qualified people?’ and 19 other curveball questions to navigate at industry interviews – Tina Persson

How To Interview For a Job Over Zoom – Gabrielle Olya

10 Remote Job Interview Questions You’ve Got to Be Ready to Answer – Jaclyn Westlake

Job interview questions: What to ask and how to answer – Jem Collins

Transferable Skills

Top: Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: What Are They and How Can You Show Them Off in Your Job Search?– Regina Borsellino

What recruiters need: Skills and capabilities of the future– Mint Kang

Future of work: top skills to succeed in the remote job marketplace – Cecilia Amador de San José

5 tips for those seeking new careers during the pandemic– Aimee Lewis

Academic Blues

Top: My university plans to terminate my department. We’re trying to save it – Paul Bierman

COVID-19’s trail of devastation at many NJ colleges – Colleen O’dea

Deserted university campuses undercut businesses that rely on student spending – Tina Lovgreen

Ph.D. Alumni: Hidden in Plain Sight Anna De Cheke Qualls, Natalie Lundsteen and Tiffanie N. Purvis

Industry Positions

Top: Biotech In-Demand Jobs: Project Managers– Kymberlie Krieger

15 Kinds of Jobs That Are In Demand—and Growing—Heading Into 2021– Stav Ziv

From Agent to Examiner and Back Again: Practical Lessons Learned from Inside the USPTOBrian Downing

4 culture shifts organizations are embracing in 2021Anouare Abdou

Business Acumen

Top: A Look at This Week’s Biotech IPOs– Mark Terry

Earnings Call and Earnings Release– Pam Velazquez

5 Top Penny Stocks To Watch During January’s Biotech Boom– D Marie

3 Lesser-known Biotech Stocks That Are SurgingNamrata Sen Chanda

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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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