Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, October 3rd, 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: 20 phone interview tips that guarantee you get the job Ashley Jones

Networking

Top: Hate networking? Here are 11 reasons why you should love it – Hannah Kingston

Exhausted By Networking: 7 Ways To Keep Going In Your Job Search – Tracy Brower

Connecting: Knowing who knows what — and who knows who – Alana Muller

What’s the Best Way to Send a Networking Email With a Job Application? – Gretchen Brown

Cvs/Resumes

Top: How To Update Your Resume And Cover Letter For Remote Work During Covid-19 – Ashira Prossack

How to Switch Careers Even if You Think It’s Impossible – Paul Schrodt

What to Consider When Choosing a Reference – Laura Brothers

7 outdated job hunting tips that are (seriously) hurting your chances – Jonah Malin

Interviews

Top: 20 phone interview tips that guarantee you get the job – Ashley Jones

5 Impressive Questions to Ask in a Final Round Job Interview – BioSpace Editorial Staff

3 ways to ensure you communicate your potential in a job interview – Adam Weber

How To Ace A Video Interview: 11 Useful Tips For Job Seekers -Forbes Coaches Council

Transferable Skills

Top: This is the most in-demand skill on job listings right now – Jared Lindzon

Leadership during the new normal: The importance of purpose and values – Robert A. McDonald

Essential skills for employees to succeed on the job market – Lydia Atieno

How to identify and develop soft skills in a pandemic – Colin Gleeson

Academic Blues

Top: To bond with fellow grad students, we shared our failures – Emily Ashkin and Michelle Atallah

The visa woes that shattered scientists’ American dreams – Virginia Gewin

Graduate Professionalization in the Age of Student Debt – Jennifer Torkelson

Pandemic Imperils Promotions for Women in Academia – Noam Scheiber

Industry Positions

Top: Quantitative Analytics Careers Switzerland – Mathematical Minds Are Essential to Secure the Swiss Economy’s Success – SBWire

The Top Startups of 2020: 50 U.S. Companies That Are Rocking the Marketplace and Attracting Talent – Bruce Anderson

When It Comes to Supporting Women in Tech, PEAK6 Is All In – Adrienne Teely

Immunology as The Ultimate Riddle – A Conversation with an Immunologist – Porschia Parker-Griffin

Business Acumen

Top: How Nonprofit Foundations Can Sustainably Fund Disease Research – Kathy Giusti and Richard G. Hamermesh

CRISPR Technology Edges Closer to Commercial Use – Joseph Constance

7 Ways Tech Is Changing For The Better In 2020 – Ellen Glover

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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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