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Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies, December 4th

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies, December 4th

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 Number One Reason PhDs Fail To Get Hired In Industry

The Number One Reason PhDs Fail To Get Hired In Industry

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Today, I want to talk about the number one reason you are not being hired. You might think it’s because you are overqualified or underqualified for your target position. Or that you just can’t get hired because you lack industry experience. But the number one reason you are not getting hired is because you are invisible to industry hiring managers and recruiters. They simply don’t know who you are or the value you bring to the table. Understanding and accepting this should encourage you to change the way that you approach your job search.  Only then will you increase your…

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies, November 27th 2021

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies, November 27th 2021

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.…

Stuck And Purposeless In Academia? Here's What To Do

Stuck And Purposeless In Academia? Here's What To Do

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Feeling purposeless and stuck? Every PhD will reach a point in their academic career where they have to reconnect with their purpose. Maybe you realize that you are not doing what you are doing for the right reasons. That you are working towards some else’s goal. Maybe you feel that achievements like a new publication or the title of “Doctor” are some sort of carrot that you have to chase without having a clear end in sight. This is especially true at the end of your academic career, where you have spent years working towards your PhD, or chasing endless…

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies, November 20th 2021

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies, November 20th 2021

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.…

How To Masterfully Deflect Salary Questions During Your Next Interview

How To Masterfully Deflect Salary Questions During Your Next Interview

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Deflect salary question till you receive a written offer.PhDs don’t like to negotiate. As PhDs, we want things to be pretty cut and dry, we don’t like to play games, and salary negotiation resembles a game where you never really know where you stand. It is an uncomfortable process that can affect you physiologically, so it’s normal to try to avoid it. But here’s the thing. Negotiation is not a game. It’s actually a transferable skill. Deal making is a transferable skill that you will use on a daily basis once you get hired. Networking and deal making are the…

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies, November 13th 2021

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies, November 13th 2021

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 LinkedIn Hacks That Will Have You Crushing LinkedIn In No Time

10 LinkedIn Hacks That Will Have You Crushing LinkedIn In No Time

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Did you create your LinkedIn profile a couple of months ago, but are not seeing any results? Don’t get discouraged. You might just need to do a couple of small changes to increase your visibility. LinkedIn is a very powerful tool for PhDs who want to transition into industry, but the only way to ensure that you take full advantage of this tool is to make sure that you pay attention to the right things when creating or updating your profile. This is what one of our members had to say after transitioning into industry. I am pleased to share with…

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies, November 6th 2021

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies, November 6th 2021

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.…

9 Wickedly Effective Ways To Accelerate Your Job Search

9 Wickedly Effective Ways To Accelerate Your Job Search

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Have you started working on your transition only to get discouraged when you realize it’s going to be a long process? How can you accelerate it? Or have you spent a lot of time thinking about the next steps you need to take without actually taking action? Today, I want to focus on the strategies you can take to increase your productivity in your job search and get hired faster.  You might be thinking there’s no way I can get hired faster. There’s no way that I can demystify the job search process to reduce the time it takes. But…

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies, October 30th 2021

Best Of Transition: Ph.D. Jobs & Job Search Strategies, October 30th 2021

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.…

5 Point Job Search Productivity Plan For PhDs

5 Point Job Search Productivity Plan For PhDs

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Job search productivity plan is imperative for success. Every day, more and more PhDs realize that they have no future in academia and start to plan their first industry transition. A script keeps playing in their head that says “I want to get hired.” This often leads to frustration because this script is not accurate. You don’t just want to get hired, you want to get hired into a PhD-level position. do meaningful work, where you can have an impact on humanity, where you get fairly compensated, where you can have security. I recently talked to a PhD who told…

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