Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, October 10th, 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: 10 essential soft skills for the remote work era – Stephanie Overby

Networking

Top: How Networking and Relationships Propel Entrepreneurs to Succeed – Tom Popomaronis

Your Networking Conversation Script In 5 Steps – Julia Wuench

7 ways to stand out and get noticed at virtual recruiting events and job fairs – Kate Ashford

5 Tips for Improving Your Online Reputation –  Rebecca Hourihan

Cvs/Resumes

Top: Now is a Great Time to Update Your Resume – Federal Careers

Create a cover letter and resume that get the job done – Carrie McConkey

Top 4 Ways to Get Your Resume Noticed – Greg Stuart

Take your resume to the next level – West Michigan Works

Interviews

Top: The Shocking Secret To Telling Brief And Brilliant True Stories During Job Interviews – Esther Choy

Never name 1 of these 7 things as your weakness in a job interview – Marjolein Smit

Should Robots Be Conducting Job Interviews? –  Rachel Withers

Transferable Skills

Top: 10 essential soft skills for the remote work era – Stephanie Overby

Do you want to improve your communication skills? Here are 8 ways to do it – Travis Bradberry

9 Soft Skills Every Employee Will Need In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Bernard Marr

Project managers: 5 ways developing exceptional active listening skills will help you achieve goals – Moira Alexander

Academic Blues

Top: More Doctoral Programs Suspend Admissions. That Could Have Lasting Effects on Graduate Education – Megan Zahneis

Amid pandemic, U.S. faculty job openings plummet – Katie Langin

How managing a chronic illness gave me skills that would strengthen my PhD – Olivia Favor

The Pandemic Continues to Put a Damper on Faculty Hiring – Abby Olena

Industry Positions

Top: To get a nonacademic job, you need to learn the jargon – Karin Bodewits

MedaSource: Depth and Breadth in Life Sciences and Healthcare Consulting – Mark Terry

Why Tech Companies Should Consider Hiring Humanities Ph.D.s – Seth Wilson

Combining business administration and STEM – Melina Papalampropoulou-Tsiridou

Business Acumen

Top: New LinkedIn Data Shows That Job Seeker Interest Is Shifting to Small Businesses – Bruce Anderson

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Rolling Submissions in EU, Side Effects and Minority Enrollment – Mark Terry

How to Manage a Hybrid Team – Rebecca Knight

UK R&D post-Brexit: How to live up to the title of ‘science superpower’ – Éanna Kelly

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Dr. Hankel has published two bestselling books with Wiley and his methods for getting PhDs hired have been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Nature, Forbes, The Guardian, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine and Success Magazine.

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