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Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies April 2, 2022

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies April 2, 2022

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best articles on topics that help in the search for the Best of Transition: PhD Job Search in the 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.…

A Complete Guide To PhD-Level Industry Resume Formats And Sections

A Complete Guide To PhD-Level Industry Resume Formats And Sections

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Your PhD-level industry resume is one of the key components of your professional job search profile. You should make sure that it is well crafted and accurately represents you as an industry professional. The PhD-level industry resume is a marketing document that will help you pitch yourself, it is not a lengthy CV, full of irrelevant information. A well crafted PhD-level industry resume will show recruiters and hiring managers that you know who you are professionally and are a valuable job candidate. The following story comes from a member who recently transitioned and illustrates the importance of understanding the goal…

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies March 26, 2022

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies March 26, 2022

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best articles on topics that help in the search for the Best of Transition: PhD Job Search in the 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.…

The Wrong Job Search Workflow Most PhDs Follow (& What To Do Instead)

The Wrong Job Search Workflow Most PhDs Follow (& What To Do Instead)

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Many PhDs think that getting an industry job is similar to the academic process. They spend a significant amount of time writing peer reviewed journal articles and grants. So, it makes sense for them to spend large amounts of time writing and rewriting their industry resume. They probably had to give oral presentations and conclude their PhDs by going through a dissertation. So, they focus on what they think is the industry equivalent of this process, which is preparing for an interview. Academia teaches that if you go through the publication process, and an oral defense, you will be successful…

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies March 19, 2022

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies March 19, 2022

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best articles on topics that help in the search for the Best of Transition: PhD Job Search in the 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.…

Everything You Need To Know About Pitching Yourself To An Industry Employer

Everything You Need To Know About Pitching Yourself To An Industry Employer

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

I wasted the first three years of my graduate school career networking the old fashioned way.  I would go to internal seminars with the same people over and over again, arriving just in time and leaving right after it was over.  Once or twice a year, I would go to a conference and stand in front of some poster I had made at the last minute, expecting that people would care. I would also go to job fairs held at my university, collect business cards from industry employees and think “I’m networking! I’m networking! It’s happening! I’ve been discovered!”  Only…

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies March 12, 2022

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies March 12, 2022

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best articles on topics that help in the search for the Best of Transition: PhD Job Search in the 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.…

Why Hiring Managers And Recruiters Care Less About PhD Technical Skills

Why Hiring Managers And Recruiters Care Less About PhD Technical Skills

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Understanding how things work in industry is an ongoing process. Even after being hired in one of my first industry jobs in Research and Development, I didn’t fully understand the value I brought to the table. Still, I was obsessed with adding value to my team. So, I kept talking about things like “statistical significance,” “reproducibility,” and other academically-minded concepts that didn’t relate much to my job or my team’s job.  I’m pretty sure I sounded awkward and irrelevant to the people I was working with. I can imagine them thinking things like “What is this kid talking about? Is…

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies March 5, 2022

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies March 5, 2022

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best articles on topics that help in the search for the Best of Transition: PhD Job Search in the 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.…

10 Business Terms Many PhDs Don't Know But Need To Know To Get Hired

10 Business Terms Many PhDs Don't Know But Need To Know To Get Hired

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

For many PhDs, science and business seem to be opposites. Throughout grad school, we get fed the idea that good research is done in academia and that industry companies are villains that only care about the money and those that look for an industry career are sellouts. This is not only a lie, it is a dangerous concept. All research, even academic research, is done in a market setting and has to achieve results and be profitable. The reason why many academic labs struggle is because they are badly managed businesses. Unfortunately, many PhDs buy into these myths and either…

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies Feb 26, 2022

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies Feb 26, 2022

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best articles on topics that help in the search for the Best of Transition: PhD Job Search in the 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.…

14 In Demand Industry Careers For Interdisciplinary PhDs

14 In Demand Industry Careers For Interdisciplinary PhDs

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Interdisciplinary PhDs – those who have research backgrounds in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts – are less likely to seek career opportunities outside of academia than their basic sciences and engineering counterparts. The academic landscape in interdisciplinary departments is just as bad, if not worse, than that in STEM departments, yet these PhDs feel that they can’t leave. That there is no demand for them in industry, This is simply not true, interdisciplinary PhDs are highly valuable in a variety of industry positions, but because they don’t know what tier options are and lack an industry network, they…

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