Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, July 18th, 2020

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best articles on topics that help in the search for PhD jobs in 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…

This Week’s Best Articles On PhD Jobs And Job-Search Strategies

Top Article Overall:

Top Overall: How coronavirus could do real, long-term damage to women’s careers – Julia Boorstin and Harriet Taylor

Networking

Top: 7 critical steps to make your cover letter stand out – Gwen Moran

10 Networking Tips For People Who Hate Networking – Fairygodboss Staff

Smart, Actionable Advice From Top LinkedIn Career And Job Search Professionals – Jack Kelly

What Steve Jobs and Albert Einstein can teach us about networking and risk-taking – Stan Silverman

CVs/Resumes

Top: Three Creative Ways To Add Personality To Your Resume – Kyle Cromer Elliott

4 Tactics PhDs Need for Non-Academic Job Interviews – Beyond the Professoriate Staff

Mary Jean Vincent, Career Talk: Optimizing your resumé for applicant tracking systems – Mary Jeanne Vincent

This is exactly how to update your resume if you’ve been laid off during COVID-19 – Kyle Schnitzer

Interviews

Top: 5 COVID-19 Questions You Should Ask In A Job – Adunola Adeshola

10 Questions For Remote Interviews – The McQuaig Institute

5 tips for a successful remote interview – Guest Contributor Staff

Virtual selection: How difficult is it for recruiters to study a candidate’s body language? – Reya Mehrotra

Transferable Skills

Top: 5 Reasons Why Emotional Intelligence Is the Future of Work – Ryan Jenkins

Master the virtual job hunt: 4 tips for getting hired from home – Lauren Schwahn

Communication strategies for teams that work from home – Prince Frederick

15 Key Steps For Making Values-Based Decisions In Business – Forbes Expert Panel 

Academic Blues

Top: ‘Bloodbath’ at University of Akron – Colleen Flaherty

The ‘virtual academy’ must not leave the next generation behind – Scott Rich 

‘This Is a Pandemic of Inequality’ – Uché Blackstock, MD

How Much Is a College Campus Worth? – Tyler Cowen

Industry Positions

Top: Out in the cold – Melissa Baxter

The four pillars of a successful science spin-off company – Barbara Domayne-Hayman

7 Ways to Make Your Data Scientists Happy – Dom Nicastro

How To Treat Your Customers Like Humans: 13 Tips For Startups – Forbes Coaches Council

Business Acumen

Top: How coronavirus could do real, long-term damage to women’s careers – Julia Boorstin and Harriet Taylor

AstraZeneca taps IQVIA to ‘warp speed’ its U.S. pandemic vaccine research – Ben Adams

Stop Asking Job Candidates for Their Salary History – James Bessen, Erich Denk, and James Kossuth

Strategies To Adapt To The Changed Talent Landscape – Mahe Bayireddi

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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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