Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, November 21st, 2020

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 November 21st 2020 for PhDs.

This Week’s Best Articles On PhD Jobs And Job-Search Strategies, November 21st, 2020

Top Article Overall

Top Overall: Stop the postdoc treadmill … I want to get off– Julie Gould

Networking

Top: Here are 33 Networking Tips You Can Easily Read in Under 5 Minutes– Kaitlyn Russell

6 Tips for In-Person Networking During the Covid-19 Era –  Entrepreneur Next 

Are you an introvert? Follow these holiday networking tips– Kim Thompson 

How to Send a Networking DM on Instagram That Works– Cathy Paper

Cvs/Resumes

Top: Is It OK for Communicators to Begin a Cover Letter with ‘My Name Is’?Jonathan Rick and Chloe Baerwald 

How to Write a Cover Letter That Stands Out– Allison Pohle

This is exactly what to include on a college resume (because you can’t rely on experience)– Ashley Jones

Insider Gives Top Resume Tips For Older Job ApplicantsSheila Callaham

Interviews

Top: How to communicate a strong presence without saying a word– Jake Daghe

35 Times People Ruined Their Job Interviews In 15 Seconds– Lukas Garnelis and Neringa Utaraitė

How to Share Your Expertise Throughout Your Career – Erica Gobrogge

Transferable Skills

Top: Suffering From Imposter Syndrome? How To Overcome It – Benjamin Laker

Transferable Skills: The Key to Landing Your Dream Job– Shelby Simon

How To Change Careers In The Covid-19 Economy – Krystal Yates 

Being post-pandemic ready means a kit of transferable skills – Gina Fairley

Academic Blues

Top: Stop the postdoc treadmill … I want to get off – Julie Gould

How to navigate conflict with your research adviser – Jay J. Van Bavel , William A. Cunningham, Leah H. Somerville, Neil A. Lewis, Jr.

Postdoc survey reveals disenchantment with working life –  Chris Woolsten 

The lowest-paid workers in higher education are suffering the highest job losses– Danielle Douglas-Gabriel & Alyssa Fowers

Industry Positions

Top: 3 Principles Every Product Manager Should Implement Now – Fareed Huda

Product Development Scientist- What they do – Zippia editorial staff

Work-From-Home Burnout Is Real —Here’s How to Recover– Jo Yurcaba

Average Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Salary –Payscale Editorial Staff

Business Acumen

Top: 5 Essential WFH Tools for the New Remote Employee –Thomas Smale

7 Biotech Penny Stocks Worth a Gamble – Josh Enomoto 

The biggest work from home mistakes: Harvard Business School remote expert –Eric Rosenbaum

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