Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, November 14th, 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:

13 Questions Hiring Managers Love to Ask in Phone Interviews (and How to Answer Like a Pro) – Alyse Kalish

Networking

Top: How Emotional Intelligence can help you find your next job – Harvey Deutschendorf

Navigating the Hidden Job Market: Advice from a Recruiter (Part Two) –  Amanda Donohue

Get all you can from LinkedIn – Charlotte Cowles

Get over your fear of making new online connections –Cathy Paper

Cvs/Resumes

Top: The 6 Biggest Mistakes Job-Seekers Make on Cover LettersMonica Torres

How to Properly Tailor Your Resume for the Job – Laura Brothers

The best fonts for resumes, cover letters, email, and more – R Dallon Adams

Interviews

Top: 13 Questions Hiring Managers Love to Ask in Phone Interviews (and How to Answer Like a Pro) – Alyse Kalish

Interview Question: “What are You Passionate About?” – Indeed Editorial Staff

Why Employers Value Creative Thinking – Anastasia Belyh

14 Key Issues in Negotiating Employment Agreements – Richard Harroch

Transferable Skills

Top: The Importance Of Soft Skills In A Post-Pandemic World – Ulrik Juul Christensen

Top technical and non-technical skills every data scientist needs – Priya Dialani

Building Good Work Relationships – Mind Tools Content Team

The basic skills job seekers should always put on their resume – Cara Jenkin

Academic Blues

Top: Colleges Slash Budgets in the Pandemic, With ‘Nothing Off-Limits’–  Shawn Hubler 

Women Are Falling Behind – Colleen Flaherty

Wage theft and casual work are built into university business models – Damien Cahill

Industry Positions

Top: Hot 12 Biotech Companies Hiring Now – Biospace Editorial Staff

What goes in a writing portfolio?  – Sandilin Seguin

‘Focus on quality over quantity’: Why companies like L’Oréal are aiming to use virtual events for recruiting Kristina Monllos

From Academic PhD to Clinical Research – How to Take the Leap – Sarah Misenko

Business Acumen

Top: Coronavirus: How the world of work may change forever – Javier Hirschfeld, Philippa Fogarty, Simon Frantz, Sarah Keating, Emmanuel Lafont, Bryan Lufkin, Rachel Mishael, Visvak Ponnavolu, Maddy Savage and Meredith Turits.

Breaking into the Biotech and Pharma Industry: Advice from a Recruiter – Amanda Donohue

SPACs Soar as Fast, Hassle-Free IPO Alternatives for Biotech Companies – Gail Dutton

Biologics and Biosimilars Market to witness astonishing growth by 2026: AbbVie, Pfizer, Biotech – Purushottam

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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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