Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, November 7th, 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:

2020’s Top Employers: Rapid response to COVID-19, diversity, and innovation – Alaina G. Levine

Networking

Top: A New LinkedIn Study Shows Job Seekers Are Not Helping Their Own Cause: Here’s What You Need To Do To Get Noticed – Jack Kelly

What to Say When You’re Reaching Out to Someone on LinkedIn – Kristi DePaul

5 Social Media Mistakes You’re Probably Making– Jen Hubley Luckwaldt 

LinkedIn Launches A New Tool For Job Seekers – Matt Southern

Cvs/Resumes

Top: The biggest mistake job-seekers make with their resumes, according to a hiring expertJennifer Liu

Resume pro tips: Dos and don’ts– R Dallon Adams

To write a shorter cover letter that leaves an impression, you need to follow 3 rules – Christy Burton

A visual resume may be the trick to getting noticed by recruiters — here’s how to create your own – Julia Gaynor

Interviews

Top: Demonstrate these 4 traits to master any job interview – Winston Ibrahim–Minutes

The best way to answer ‘Why do you want to work here?’—plus examples from 3 people who got the job – J.T. O’Donnell

Your Ultimate Guide to Answering the Most Common Interview Questions– The Muse Editor

6 Ways to Find Out Why You Didn’t Get the Job Offer – BioSpace Editorial Staff

Transferable Skills

Top: Top Soft Skills Employers Value With Examples – Alison Doyle

These are the top 5 skills to learn right now, says futurist—and where to find free online courses – Scott Steinberg

Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills – Indeed Editorial Staff

Skills aren’t soft or hard- they’re durable or perished – Matthew J. Daniel  

Academic Blues

Top: Universities face funding shortfall caused by Covid and pensions, says IFS–  Sally Weale

Academia Is Not a Container – James M. Van Wyck

A Post-PhD Career in Research: Jack of all Trades, Master of Some – Sanchayan Nath and Arjan Wardekker

My colleagues treat me badly. I wish I could tell my Ph.D. adviser – Anonymous

Industry Positions

Top: What’s Your Role? Scientist I, Scientist II and Senior Scientist – Porschia Parker-Griffin

A day in the life of a scientific regulatory affairs manager  – Elisabeth Pain

The ever-expanding role of the chief medical officer – Ashwini Zenooz

What Types of Jobs are there in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry? – GetReSkilled Editorial staff

Business Acumen

Top: 2020’s Top Employers: Rapid response to COVID-19, diversity, and innovation – Alaina G. Levine

Opportunity Horizon – A Look at Recent Life Sciences Job Expansions – Kate Goodwin

Career changes up amid pandemic – Caitlin Mullen

Top Biopharma Talent Acquisition Experts Share Strategies for Hiring and Retaining Employees in 2020 – Steven Surdez

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