Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, April 18th, 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:

Next-Level Precarity: non-tenure-track professors and COVID-19 – Colleen Flaherty

Networking

Top Article:How to keep networking even when you’re quarantined – Stephanie Vozza

How To Utilize A Relationship With A Coach, Sponsor Or Mentor – Gemma Toner

3 Ways To Build A Stronger Personal Brand On Social Media – William Arruda

Focus on Networking With People Who Are Engines, Not Anchors –  Ivan Misner

CVs/Resumes

Top Article: Your post coronavirus CV: Top tips for securing your next job – Harry Thomson

4 ways to boost your chances of landing a new job during the pandemic – Peter Yang

Things No One Ever Tells An Executive About Their Resume, But Should – Barbara Safani

9 Things That Don’t Belong on a Cover Letter – BioSpace Editorial Staff

Interviews

Top Article:  How to Ace an Online Job Interview – Christopher Null

Our interview hacks and answers that never fail – Daisy Okoti

Two interview tricks to help avoid hiring mistakes – Rikka Brandon

How to Look, Sound and Behave in an Online Interview –  Katharine Hansen

Transferable Skills

Top Article: Don’t Let Uncertainty Paralyze You – Nathan Furr

Employers Are Looking For Leaders With Soft Skills – Mari Carmen Pizarro

Five Must-Haves Before You Commit to Productivity – Justin Zackal

Ten work–life balance tips for researchers based at home during the pandemic – Lucy A. Taylor

Academic Blues

Top Article: Next-Level Precarity: non-tenure-track professors and COVID-19  – Colleen Flaherty

How I’ve connected with other scientists online during the COVID-19 pandemic – Arpit Sharma

Haunting the MLA. On presenting at a conference after quitting the academy – Lucia Tang

Grad students tell of the coronavirus’s impact – Linda Wang

Industry Positions

Top Article: A Longtime Remote Company Shares the Roadmap for Successful WFH – Samantha McLaren

A Complete Tour Of Data Science Project Life Cycle – Netali Agrawal

5 Remote Work Project Management Challenges and How to Fix Them – Moss Clement

COVID-19 Impact On The Global Regulatory Affairs Outsourcing Market 2020: In-Depth Analysis By MarketResearch.Biz – Ryan Wales

Business Acumen

Top Article: How is COVID-19 affecting drugmakers? J&J execs offer some early clues – Eric Sagonowsky

Assessing Coronavirus’s Impact on Your Business Model – Thomas Ritter and Carsten Lund Pedersen

Balancing the scales in healthcare: winners and losers from COVID-19 – Helen Albert

Why This Recession Will Be Different (and How to Keep It Mild) – Joseph Guinto

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