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Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, June 20th, 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: Interview Questions You Should Ask About COVID-19 – Leslie Stevens-Huffman

Networking

Top: 14 Tips on How to Become A Networking Master – Marwan Jamal

Actually, Now Is A Great Time For Networking If You Do It Right -Tami Forman

Advancing Your Career in a Pandemic – Katharine Hansen

4 Lessons That Transformed My Approach to Networking – Vincent Tran

CVs/Resumes

Top: 7 Key Elements of a Successful Cover Letter – Indeed Staff

12 Things Recruiters Look At First When Going Through Job Applications – Forbes Human Resources Council

11 Brilliant Resume Tricks That Worked – Zoe Weiner

You can’t land a remote job unless your cover letter looks like this, according to a career coach – Natasha Nurse 

Interviews

Top: Interview Questions You Should Ask About COVID-19 – Leslie Stevens-Huffman

15 Uncommon Tips For Acing A Phone Interview – Forbes Coaches Council

Is it possible to talk too much during an interview? – Kim Thompson

Expert tips on how to prepare for that virtual job interview – Hannah  Bock

Transferable Skills

Guiding Employees to Find Their Own Solutions – Daniel B. Griffith

Best and Worst Qualities for Remote Employees Unfortunately, it can be hard to tell them apart – Minda Zetlin

Hard times demand soft skills – Joanna York

Academic Blues

Top: Don’t let academia consume you – Adam Rube

A Non-Academic Career is Not A Failure – Laura Harrison

Higher Education and Work Amid Crisis –  Paul Fain

Having it all, or avoiding black holes? Career–family strategies and the choice between leaving or staying in academia among Swedish PhDs – Anne Grönlund

Industry Positions

Top: Job Viewing Returns to Pre-COVID-19 Rates, But Varies By Industry – Andrew Waddell

Tips for Agile Team Management When Working Remotely – Jessica Everitt

The Present And Future Of Data Science, An Interview With Anthony Scriffignano, Senior Vice President & Chief Data Scientist At Dun & Bradstreet – Ron Schmelzer 

Ranked: Top 20 Highest Paying STEM Jobs, 2020 – Aastha Maheshwari

Business Acumen

Top: The Recession’s Impact on Analytics and Data Science – Jeffrey D. Camm, Melissa R. Bowers, and Thomas H. Davenport

What research funders most want to know: How to diagnose and treat COVID-19  – Science Business Staff

The Implications of Workplace COVID-19 Testing for Biotech, Pharma and Others – Mark Terry

Sustainable Investment And The Race to Zero Emissions During The Covid-19 Pandemic – JP Dallmann

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