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8 Corporate Buzzwords And What They Actually Mean On Job Postings

By: Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Most PhDs fail to understand something extremely important about their job search going in. I certainly did. Your PhD is incredibly valuable, and so are you… … but your degree does not put you above the job search process.  Your PhD is not a free pass to skip the leg work that every other industry job seeker has had to learn through their own trial and error.  You have to learn to speak the language of industry. You’re not above following up with employers after you apply. You absolutely need to emphasize your transferable skills along with your technical ones.…