Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, October 31st, 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:

Covid-19 Cuts Hit Contingent Faculty Hard. As the Pandemic Drags On, Some Question Their Future – Emma Pettit

Networking

Top: How to Network More Effectively and Authentically – David Vandegrift

14 Key Questions To Ask In An Informational Interview – Forbes Human Resources Council

4 Tips and Tricks for Networking Online – The ZipRecruiter Editors

This simple hack lets you network without the awkward small talk – Megan Leonhardt

Cvs/Resumes

Top: These 6 common resume mistakes are sabotaging you – Michael Dinich

Five More Words Candidates Should Avoid Using – Justin Zackal

Recruiters say if you don’t do this, you may as well not apply for the job – Kyle Schnitzer

Interviews

Top: How To Talk About A Layoff Or Furlough In A Job Interview – Caroline Ceniza-Levine

The Top 5 Thing to Do (or Not Do) During a Zoom Interview – Kymberlie Krieger

Too many millennials make these 5 mistakes in interviews, according to hiring managers – Liv McConnell

5 crucial tips to ace your next remote job interview –  Rahul Raj

Don’t take a bad job; Ask these questions before you accept your next offer – Lynne Curry 

Transferable Skills

Top: 6 soft skills you’ll need for the post-Covid working world – Nick Deligiannis

What Are Transferable Skills In The Job Search? – Tammy Homegardner

8 crucial career skills everyone should learn by 40 – Anouare Abdou

Why soft skills are even more essential in online era –  April Bingham

Academic Blues

Top: Covid-19 Cuts Hit Contingent Faculty Hard. As the Pandemic Drags On, Some Question Their Future – Emma Pettit

Why comparing yourself to other graduate students is counter-productive – Julia Nolte

A virtual lament for grad school – Adam Ruben

The Impact of COVID-19 on Department Chairs – Ralph A. Gigliotti

Industry Positions

Top: A guide to university-industry collaboration for early career researchers –  Sharon Gill

Every Company Needs an Entrepreneur in the C-Suite – Tendayi Viki, Alexander Osterwalder, and Yves Pigneur

Big Businesses That Started as Side Hustles – Milan Kordestani

6 Lessons The Pandemic Taught Me About Being A Social Entrepreneur – Gelaine Santiago

Business Acumen

Top: Where Internal Mobility Is Most Common Since COVID-19: Top Countries, Industries, and Jobs – Gopika Maya Santhosh

Successful Remote Teams Communicate in Bursts – Christoph Riedl and Anita Williams Woolley

AI opens new avenues for smart cities – David Pringle

How To Upskill Corporate Training And Development: The 4 Missing Links In Online Learning – Chris Wastfall

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Dr. Isaiah Hankel is the Founder and CEO of the largest career training platform for PhDs in the world - Cheeky Scientist. His articles, podcasts and trainings are consumed annually by 3 million PhDs in 152 different countries. He has helped PhDs transition into top companies like Amazon, Google, Apple, Intel, Dow Chemical, BASF, Merck, Genentech, Home Depot, Nestle, Hilton, SpaceX, Tesla, Syngenta, the CDC, UN and Ford Foundation.

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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