Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, May 2nd, 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:

Top Overall: Q1 Reports: Biogen, Merck and Other Biopharma Companies Note Ups and Downs Amid COVID-19 Pandemic – Mark Terry

Networking

Top Article: Go beyond networking — start creating value for your network – Tony Anticole

How To Create A Networking Pitch In Three Easy Steps – Caroline Ceniza-Levine

How to Combat Zoom Fatigue – Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy

Professional networking can land better jobs, finds survey – Namrata Singh

CVs/Resumes

Top Article: 5 outdated resume rules you need to stop following – Lindsay Tigar

What To Put On Your Resume If You Lost Your Job Because Of The Coronavirus – Monica Torres

6 Easy Updates You Should Make to Your Resume/CV ASAP – BioSpace Editorial Staff

Accelerate Your Job Search During COVID-19 – Dana Manciagli

Interviews

Top Article: Job Searching During a Pandemic: 9 Questions to Ask in a Virtual Job Interview – Briana Casali

Don’t speak to your potential future employer in bed! Eight secrets to nail a Skype or Zoom video interview and land the job – Interview Cheat Sheet

Experts offer tips for excelling at online job interviews – Amelia Teng and Jolene Ang

Savvy Prep for the New Normal: Online Job Interviews – Katharine Hansen

Transferable Skills

Top Article: Hard lessons on soft skills: Expand your toolbox while waiting for coronavirus’ conclusionMarco Buscaglia

5 skills you need to demonstrate to land a remote job – Stephanie Vozza

Which skills are learners honing during lockdown? –  Matt Guttu

Soft Skills: Key to a Successful Freelancer Career – Nick Kolakowski

Academic Blues

Top Article: Suffering from COVID-19 anxiety? Here’s what you can do – Jennifer Kong and Steven Chan

Prominent Scholars Threaten to Boycott Colleges That Don’t Support Contingent Faculty During Pandemic – Megan Zahneis

I Left Academia and Became a Climate YouTuber – Adam Levy

Seeking mental-health help was the best thing I did at grad school – Samir Rachid Zaim

Industry Positions

Top Article: 5 Common Traits of Successful IT Consulting Companies – James Williams

How We Can Encourage Women To Pursue A Career In Cybersecurity – Céline Gajnik

Why Your Business Must Double Down On Data – Brent Dykes

Good science communication is vital – Melanie Challenger

Business Acumen

Top Article: Q1 Reports: Biogen, Merck and Other Biopharma Companies Note Ups and Downs Amid COVID-19 Pandemic – Mark Terry

Viewpoint: Now is the time to strengthen Europe’s ability to respond to health threats – Isabelle Thizon de Gaulle

The Case for AI Insurance – Ram Shankar Siva Kumar and Frank Nagle

Sharpening The Spear: 5 Ways To Leverage The Lockdown – Mohanbir Sawhney

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Dr. Isaiah Hankel is the Founder and CEO of the largest career training platform for PhDs in the world - Cheeky Scientist. His articles, podcasts and trainings are consumed annually by 3 million PhDs in 152 different countries. He has helped PhDs transition into top companies like Amazon, Google, Apple, Intel, Dow Chemical, BASF, Merck, Genentech, Home Depot, Nestle, Hilton, SpaceX, Tesla, Syngenta, the CDC, UN and Ford Foundation.

Dr. Hankel has published two bestselling books with Wiley and his methods for getting PhDs hired have been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Nature, Forbes, The Guardian, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine and Success Magazine.

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