Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, September 19th, 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: 14 Reasons Every Writer Needs to Have a Website – Beth Ann Erickson

Networking

Top: Power-Balance Your Virtual Career Networking – John M. O’Connor

How to Network From Home – Julie Weed

Digital Networking Is Up by 55% — Here’s How to Effectively Network in a Virtual World – Allison Grealis

Is It Time to Revamp Your Networking Strategy? – Terri Murphy

Cvs/Resumes

Top: Why we need to redesign résumés for the COVID era and the future of work – Natasa Djukanovic

7 two-page resume mistakes everyone makes – Lindsay  Tigar

12 Barriers Keeping You From Being a More Genuine Job Candidate – Young Entrepreneur Council

Are Cover Letters Necessary? Why & When You Need One – Conrad Benz

Interviews

Top: 11 Critical Steps to Prepare for an Interview & Land Your Dream Job – Vinod Janapala 

How a cheat sheet can help you ace your next video interview – Stephanie Vozza

Impressive Questions to Ask an Interviewer – Diana Coker

How to land a job when companies have shifted to virtual hiring – Joshua Bourdage, Eden-Raye Lukacik, Nicolas Roulin

Transferable Skills

How emotionally intelligent leaders handle 6 difficult situations during the pandemic – Stephanie Overby

The Kind Of Leader We Need Now – Ted Bililies, Ph.D.

5 Principles to Guide Adaptive Leadership – Ben Ramalingam , David Nabarro , Arkebe Oqubuy , Dame Ruth Carnall and Leni Wild

Academic Blues

Top: PhD students need support at the best of the times. How can you help in a pandemic? – Melissa Hart

Science trainees face uncertain career prospects. Professional development programs can help – Katie Langin

Putting mentoring first – Jen Heemstra and Neil Garg

Graduate students: Strike at University of Michigan will continue until demands are met – Priya Mann

Industry Positions

Top: 14 Reasons Every Writer Needs to Have a Website – Beth Ann Erickson

The Impact of COVID-19 on Medical Science Liaisons – Allen Amedume

COVID-19 Response: Why Life-Long Learning is the Way Forward – Lilia Stoyanov

Business Acumen

Top: Three Communication Lessons Of 2020 Worth Holding On To – Megan Rokosh

Stalled science, missed mates and virtual everything –  Sabrina Richards

Putting yourself first can help you, others professionally – Malinda Larkin

Virtual Communication Is Vital To Business Resilience – Lynn Kier

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