Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, September 12th, 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:  Pandemic darkens postdocs’ work and career hopes – Chris Woolston

Networking

Top: How to network during challenging times – Alaina G. Levine

Remote Networking as a Person of Color – Laura Morgan Robers and Anthony J. Mayo

Networking 101: Why Working Together Creates More Opportunity Than Working Apart – Essence Staff

Students turn to LinkedIn for a virtual handshake – Brock Doemel

CVs/Resumes

Top: Reimagine The Resume: Not A Job Title, But An Experience – Div Manickam

How important are cover letters for a resume? Here’s what top recruiters say – Vani Mehrotra

How to explain résumé gaps after a layoff – Mike Podesto 

 How to Show You’re Willing to Learn on a Resume (With Tips and Examples) – Indeed Staff

Interviews

Top: Unlock Your Dream Job With Three Important Interview Questions – Ellevate Staff

I tried this breathing technique before an interview and this is what happened – Belle Shea

How candidates are using background props to stand out in video interviews – Jared Lindzon

The Three Popular Questions During A Virtual Interview – Value Walk Staff

Transferable Skills

Top: Emotional intelligence can be just as important as intellect in the workplace – Graeme McCracken

5 Soft Skills to Insist on For New Hires – Stephanie Hammerwold

10 Top soft skills you need to succeed moving forward – Hadi Khatib

Five Differences Between A Boss Leader And A Bossy Leader – Jocelyne Morin-Nurse

Academic Blues

Top: Pandemic darkens postdocs’ work and career hopes – Chris Woolston

Research looks at pandemic’s effects on U.S. STEM students, faculty – Valerie Bustamante

Scientists aren’t trained to mentor. That’s a problem – Adam Ruben

As the pandemic erodes grad student mental health, academics sound the alarm – Katie Langin

Industry Positions

Top:  4 Ways to Hone Your Soft Skills as a Freelancer – Laura Briggs

The 4 Tech Skills You Need To Stay Employable Far Into The Future – Jason Cottrell

Unique Skills that Can Set Data Scientists Apart From Others In Their Field –  Preetipadma

4 Questions to Help Women Navigate the Second Half of Their Careers – Palena Neale

Business Acumen

Top: A leading coronavirus vaccine trial is on hold: scientists react – Nicky Phillips, David Cyranoski & Smriti Mallapaty

Beyond work from home: Why ‘digital nomads’ think they’re the future of remote life – Nicole Dienst and Eric Rosenbaum

Why Automation Will Not Kill Data Science Jobs – Paul Mah

Building A Career During Covid-19 – Uma Kannan

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