Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, June 6th, 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: 8 signs you might enjoy management consulting – Lindsay Tigar

Networking

Top Article: Five Steps To Network Your Way To A New Job – Kyle Cromer Elliott

Here’s one networking mistake most people make, according to LinkedIn’s co-founder Reid Hoffman – Karen Gilchrist

The Secret to Post-COVID Networking? Being There – Timothy Barrett

Mentoring Through a Pandemic: Be intentional and be together – Ellen Sherberg

CVs/Resumes

Top Article: ‘Should I personalize my resume for each company?’ All your job search questions, answered – Keith Dunlap

10 Things Not to Put on Your Resume or CV – Hugo Britt

Experts share the 7 words you should take off your resume immediately – Ladders Staff

4 Basic Tips to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile and Make a Professional First Impression – Karen Repoli

Interviews

Top Article: You’ve secured a virtual interview. Now, land the job with these tips – Joseph Liu

The 7 Biggest Job Search Mistakes (That Are The Easiest To Fix!) – Dawn Graham

Why You Should Wear a Mask to Your Next Job Interview – Nicole Dieker

How to do well at a video call job interview  – Laura Abernethy

Transferable Skills

Top Article: When applying for nonacademic jobs, think creatively about your transferable skills – Karin Bodewits

Why Writing Still Matters In Today’s Tech-Driven World – Thomas Griffin

What Leading with Optimism Really Looks Like – Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan

A Closer Look at In-Demand Soft Skills – Shaun Gholston

Academic Blues

Top Article: Why I paused my Ph.D. research to work as an industry intern – Tess Torregrosa

Is the reproducibility crisis fuelling poor mental health in science? – Jeff C. Clements

A ‘Radical’ Plan to Rethink Doctoral Admissions in the Wake of Covid-19 – Russ Castronovo and Susan Gillman

How Digital Humanities Creates Stronger Disciplines – Camellia Moses Okpodu

Industry Positions

Top Article: 8 signs you might enjoy management consulting – Lindsay Tigar

Advice For Mid-Level Marketers Aspiring To Make It To The Top – Kimberly A. Whitler

Don’t Let Your Partner’s Work Stress Become Your Own – Jennifer Petriglieri

Business Acumen

Top Article: The New ‘Interim Economy:’ How Employment Has Dramatically Shifted – Kathy Caprino

Patents, economics, and pandemics – Will Zerhouni, Gary J. Nabel, Elias Zerhouni

Remdesivir stockpiling could help push COVID drug into profitable territory for Gilead: analyst – Arlene Weintraub

Science advice cannot solve political dilemmas, says new Joint Research Centre director – Florin Zubașcu

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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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