Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, June 13th, 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: Graduate Workers Are Expendable – Eric Powell

Networking

Top Article: Get Growing: Embrace the new normal of virtual networking – Lindsay Mueller

The Case For Launching A Mentorship Program Now – Marti Fischer

Research: How Socioeconomic Status Impacts the Way We Network – Tanya Menon, Leigh Thompson, and Edward Smith

Four Tips for Being More Productive in Meetings – Porschia Parker

CVs/Resumes

Top Article: How to write the perfect cover letter for your next job – Business Tech Staff

Resume tips on landing the job interview – Briana Aldridge

Differentiate Yourself: How to Gain the Competitive Edge in Your Job Search – Katharine Hansen

Looking for work? Check out this advice before you send out your resume – Amy Davis

Interviews

Top Article: 3 Major Changes To Job Interviews You Need To Prepare For – Dawn Graham

Eight tips for nailing the remote job interview – Andrew Hunter

How to ace a pre-recorded interview – Lydia Smith

Ten tips to ace that video interview – Rohit Singh

Transferable Skills

Top Article: Why COVID-19 Is Inspiring Empathetic and Quiet Leadership – Josh Womack

Here’s How To Find A New Job: Survey Says Transferrable Skills Are A Life Raft In The COVID Economy – Chris Westfall

How to Become a Top Performer When You Didn’t Get Enough Training – Porschia Parker-Griffin

What Hollywood can teach researchers about scientific storytelling – Josh Ettinger

Academic Blues

Top Article: Graduate Workers Are Expendable – Eric Powell

Undusting microscopes and warming up fingers to pipette after a month – Melina Papalampropoulou-Tsiridou

Coronavirus diaries: taking leave, but not holiday – John Tregoning

‘I can’t even enjoy this.’ #BlackBirdersWeek organizer shares her struggles as a black scientist – Katie Langin

Industry Positions

Top Article: Pharma sales rep salary survey finds annual incomes rising, but COVID-19 concerns mounting – Beth Snyder Bulik

How I Would Learn Data Science (If I Had to Start Over) – Ken Jee

Most HR Professionals Say They Can Effectively Work from Home – Bruce Anderson

Emerging Virtual Realities In Industry, Government And Academia – Chuck Brooks

Business Acumen

Top Article: AstraZeneca Approaches Gilead About Potential Merger – Ed Hammond, Aaron Kirchfeld, and Dinesh Nair

Employee Satisfaction of Remote vs. Non-Remote Workers During the Pandemic – Porschia Parker-Griffin

What M&A Looks Like During the Pandemic – Mark Herndon and John Bender

BIO: What’s the ROI on a COVID-19 vaccine? We have no idea, says Pfizer – Arlene Weintraub

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Dr. Isaiah Hankel is the Founder and CEO of the largest career training platform for PhDs in the world - Cheeky Scientist. His articles, podcasts and trainings are consumed annually by 3 million PhDs in 152 different countries. He has helped PhDs transition into top companies like Amazon, Google, Apple, Intel, Dow Chemical, BASF, Merck, Genentech, Home Depot, Nestle, Hilton, SpaceX, Tesla, Syngenta, the CDC, UN and Ford Foundation.

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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