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Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, June 27th, 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: New To Freelancing? 16 Tips For Landing Your First Client – Forbes Coaches Council

Networking

Top: How to Network When There Are No Networking Events – Alisa Cohn and Dorie Clark

The Need for Networking – Krina Gindra

How To Make The Most Of Informational Interviews – Caroline Castrillon

As Professional Networking Moves Online, How Do You Leverage It? – Denis Kostusev

CVs/Resumes

Top: Why you need an ATS-targeted resume to win in the job market today – Andra Keay

53 words to describe yourself in an interview and on your resume – Jennifer Fabiano

Fun Friday: 10 most common spelling mistakes in CVs – Rachel Ranosa

Tips and Templates For A Data Scientist Resume – Srishti Deoras

Interviews

Top:  How to Nail a Job Interview — Remotely – Amy Gallo

The simple, but meaningful, interview question this anti-racist company asks job applicants – Jennifer Liu

How to answer the interview question “What is your work style?” – Ashley Jones

7 Online Interview Tips for a Successful Virtual Job Interview – Heather Nelson

Transferable Skills

Top: How to Succeed in Your Office Job When There Is No Office – Julie Weed 

The ‘lab in your phone’ game that taught me four key transferable skills – Loriana Vitillo

Resolving conflict remotely amidst pressure – Jessica Hubbard

Why women collaborating ‘isn’t a soft skill, it’s a superpower’ – Lisa Ardill

Academic Blues

Top: Interconnected impacts of COVID-19 on graduate students – Diana Barrero Jaramillo and Grace Karram Stephenson

How COVID-19 risks reversing the gender equity gains made by Women in STEM  – Jessica Borger

Postdocs in the Pandemic – Stephanie Dutchen

‘It’s awful for our intellectual life’: universities, Covid-19 and the loss of expertise –  Celina Ribeiro

Industry Positions

Top:New To Freelancing? 16 Tips For Landing Your First Client – Forbes Coaches Council

The 6 Core Skills of a Good Data Scientist – Florian Douetteau

 7 ways to get a promotion this summer – Robert Canevale

 4 Money Management Tips for Entrepreneurs  – Chris Porteous

Business Acumen

Top: Changes in hiring trends post Covid-19 – Smarica Pant

Rehiring after lockdown: Ensuring diversity and inclusion is a priority – Keven Parker 

New Study: Nearly one-third of workers expect to work remotely full-time after the pandemic – MindEdge Staff

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