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What Is An Informational Interview And How To Ask For One With An Industry Professional

What Is An Informational Interview And How To Ask For One With An Industry Professional

By: Catherine Sorbara, PhD

When a current employee of a company refers a job candidate, that candidate is hired by the company about two-thirds of the time. Top companies only resort to advertising a job when they cannot find the right candidate through other channels, such as ‘word of mouth’ or referrals. This is because advertising jobs online is a painful process for hiring managers. These managers have to wade through thousands of job applications from people they do not know. By setting up an informational interview, you are able to learn about an alternative career while also strategically placing yourself within the hidden job market of the company. Here’s how to quickly and effectively set up informational interviews.

What Is The Cheeky Scientist Association (And 10 Video Success Stories)

What Is The Cheeky Scientist Association (And 10 Video Success Stories)

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

The Association is a program that turns PhDs into confident and successful industry professionals. But why did we start the Association? In short, we wanted to make sure that other PhDs would not have to struggle as hard as we did to get jobs in industry. Let's face it, PhDs are given little help when it comes to transitioning into alternative career tracks. Many academic advisors are unsupportive, to say the least, when it comes to pursuing anything other than a professorship. Most Universities has little or no funding when it comes to bringing in outside speakers to talk about non-academic careers. As a result, most PhDs end up unemployed at graduation. This is why we created the Association. To make sure that other PhDs would not have to struggle as hard as we did to get jobs in industry.

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (April 10th, 2016)

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (April 10th, 2016)

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Every week we scour the internet to find the best industry transition articles for PhDs, so you don't have to. We have two consultants independently search for the most informative articles on networking, CVs/resumes, transferable skills, interviews, academic blues, and industry positions. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and for a top overall article each week. This week's best articles are here.

5 Tips To Help PhDs Overcome Frustration And Depression While Job Hunting

5 Tips To Help PhDs Overcome Frustration And Depression While Job Hunting

By: Sarah Rodrigues, PhD

Job searching requires strategy, self-control and self-motivation in the face of discouragement, setbacks and self-criticism. It’s not an easy process. A recent After College Career Insight Survey found that only 13% of graduate students have a job lined up before graduation while 74% do not have a job lined up at graduation. A study conducted by the University of Minnesota followed and analyzed over 70 job seekers who had high levels of expertise in their fields and found that 51% of them couldn’t face repetitive rejection. Here’s how to manage frustration during your career search and stay motivated long enough to get the job you want.

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (April 3rd, 2016)

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (April 3rd, 2016)

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Every week we scour the internet to find the best industry transition articles for PhDs, so you don't have to. We have two consultants independently search for the most informative articles on networking, CVs/resumes, transferable skills, interviews, academic blues, and industry positions. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and for a top overall article each week. This week's best articles are here.

3 Job Search Strategies That Will Get You Multiple Job Offers While Still In Academia

3 Job Search Strategies That Will Get You Multiple Job Offers While Still In Academia

By: Jackie Johnson, PhD

According to Quint Careers, only 5% of job seekers obtain jobs through online advertisements. Only 15-20% of all available jobs are ever publicly advertised in any medium. Do you now understand how much time you’re wasting by only uploading resumes to jobs you see online? Do you now see how much you’re embarrassing yourself by continuing to do this? Your time is too precious to waste on 5% odds. Why not direct your attention to the other 95%? Here are 3 ways to redesign your job search strategy for a smooth transition into industry.

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (March 27th, 2016)

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (March 27th, 2016)

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Every week we scour the internet to find the best industry transition articles for PhDs, so you don't have to. We have two consultants independently search for the most informative articles on networking, CVs/resumes, transferable skills, interviews, academic blues, and industry positions. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and for a top overall article each week. This week's best articles are here.

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (March 20th, 2016)

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (March 20th, 2016)

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Every week we scour the internet to find the best industry transition articles for PhDs, so you don't have to. We have two consultants independently search for the most informative articles on networking, CVs/resumes, transferable skills, interviews, academic blues, and industry positions. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and for a top overall article each week. This week's best articles are here.

Why PhDs Should Stop Applying For Postdocs And Start Applying For Research Scientist Positions

Why PhDs Should Stop Applying For Postdocs And Start Applying For Research Scientist Positions

By: Klodjan Staffa, PhD

If you think a postdoc is necessary for getting an industry job, think again. As a PhD, most industry jobs require “less training” than you have and no postdoc experience. Even if the job posting says postdoc experience required, it is often is not required. Many new PhD graduates and master’s degree graduates are hired into these “postdoc required” roles. A postdoc is not required for an industry job. It won’t help you get an industry job or higher-tier job in industry. So, quit lying to yourself. Stop obsessing over titles and publications. Instead, start marketing yourself for your new non-academic career. Here’s how…

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (March 13th, 2016)

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (March 13th, 2016)

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Every week we scour the internet to find the best industry transition articles for PhDs, so you don't have to. We have two consultants independently search for the most informative articles on networking, CVs/resumes, transferable skills, interviews, academic blues, and industry positions. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and for a top overall article each week. This week's best articles are here.

How To Diversify Your Job Search And Find A New Career Path In Industry

How To Diversify Your Job Search And Find A New Career Path In Industry

By: Sarah Rodrigues, PhD

PhDs face an incredible challenge when it comes to securing jobs. Academia cannot absorb all the graduates that are passing through. On top of this, many PhDs are either unable or unwilling to transition into an industry position. On the other hand, there is an inaccurate image of PhDs from industry. Many companies in industry believe that a PhD’s knowledge base is too specialized. They believe that PhDs have little ability to be multidisciplinary and are trained only for research-type positions. There is a mutual ignorance and mistrust. As a result, if you want a job in industry, you must diversify your job search. You must make lateral moves that increase your visibility. You must be willing to keep your options open and seize new opportunities when they arise. Here’s how.

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (March 6th, 2016)

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (March 6th, 2016)

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Every week we scour the internet to find the best industry transition articles for PhDs, so you don't have to. We have two consultants independently search for the most informative articles on networking, CVs/resumes, transferable skills, interviews, academic blues, and industry positions. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and for a top overall article each week. This week's best articles are here.

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63 Best Industry Positions For PhDs

63 Best Industry Positions For PhDs

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Industry Resume Guide for PhDs

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