Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, October 17th, 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: 6 Recruiter Tips To Getting Your Resume Seen And Landing An Interview – Heidi Lynne Kurter

Networking

Top: How to get noticed by an online recruiter – Olivia Kelley

3 new ways to engage your professional community virtually on LinkedIn – Liz Li

3 ways women can build and maintain professional networks – Metro Creative Connection

7 Ideas For Personal Branding Using LinkedIn Stories – Vidhi Bubna

Cvs/Resumes

Top: 6 Recruiter Tips To Getting Your Resume Seen And Landing An Interview – Heidi Lynne Kurter

Why you should be wary of jargon on your CV – Lydia Smith

Eight mistakes job hunters make when applying for a role… from not reading an advert properly to failing to beat the CV reading robots – Angelique Ruzicka

6 signs you don’t need a new job — you need a new career – Lindsay Tigar

Interviews

Top:6 questions to ask in your next interview, and what you need to know – Ashley Faus

Interview Questions That Make Candidates Nervous And How To Answer Effectively – Robin Ryan

6 Steps to a Successful Phone Interview – Laura Brothers

3 rules to follow if you have a job interview during work hours – Jane McNeill

Transferable Skills

Top:What are ‘interpersonal skills’ and why do employers look out for them? – Lydia Smith

These are the top non-technical skills you need to succeed in the best jobs of the future – Madison Hoff

The role of transferable skills in career growth – Edwin Ashimwe

How To Upgrade Your Leadership Skills – Raj Sethuraman

Academic Blues

Top: What next for postdocs? – Nature Cancer Editorial

Three-Step Guide to Overcoming Impostor Syndrome – Justin Zackal

Job Losses Are Here. More Are Coming – Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz

Coming to America – Irina Filonova and Paola Barriga

Industry Positions

Top: Mastering the Transition From Academia to Industry – Elaine Quilici

Deciphering a career in data science: Salaries, skills and starting out – Lisa Ardill

The 10 Most In-Demand Jobs In 2020 According To LinkedIn – George Carey-Simos

4 things new project managers should learn to be effective – Moira Alexander

Business Acumen

Top: Leadership Trends For 2021 And Beyond – Maureen Metcalf

EU moonshot: adapting to climate change requires structural investment and citizen engagement – Goda Naujokaitytė

R&D Outsourcing Trends – Kristin Brooks

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