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PhD Transition Report Podcast

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Isaiah Hankel, PhD
Isaiah Hankel, PhD
Chief Executive Officer Cheeky Scientist

The premier podcast by industry PhDs. With thousands of monthly listeners, the Cheeky Scientist PhD Job Search Report podcast is dedicated to helping PhDs transition into their first or next industry position. Every episode provides leading edge insights on how PhDs can avoid career failure and job search rejections, and instead attract hiring managers and recruiters to get hired into top industry jobs. Recent shows cover industry resumes, LinkedIn profiles, creating a job search strategy, identifying surging career tracks and avoiding dead end career tracks, successfully preparing for and passing phone screens, video interviews and site visits, and much more. This show features top industry PhDs in 50+ different industry positions. Subscribe now and listen.


#559 Is Your LinkedIn SSI Score Hurting You?

Wednesday May 29, 2024

Everything you post online or have posted is being scored and how much of a risk you are to an employer is being ranked.

#558 Career Leadership With Donna & Isaiah: Trust, Neutrality & In-Person Interactions

Tuesday May 28, 2024

Get empowered with Donna & Isaiah with today's topics of building trust, neutrality and in-person interactions.

#557 Selling Yourself When You Hate It

Tuesday May 28, 2024

Certainty is compelling. If you believe in your abilities and can communicate them effectively, employers are more likely to believe in you too.

#556 Are You Seen As Overqualified?

Monday May 27, 2024

By effectively communicating your skills and experience in a way that resonates with industry hiring managers, you can turn your advanced degree into an asset, not a liability.

#555 If You’re Not First, You’re Last

Friday May 24, 2024

To clinch that coveted role, you need to demonstrate not just competence but a burning desire to win.

#554 Laid Off Do This Fast?

Thursday May 23, 2024

The longer you wait, the more competitive the job market becomes. By applying quickly and efficiently, you increase your chances of getting interviews and, ultimately, a new job.

#553 Never Give Up

Wednesday May 22, 2024

The path to your ideal job might be challenging, but it's not insurmountable.

#552 How To NOT Be Annoying When Networking

Tuesday May 21, 2024

By adopting a proactive approach centered around asking thoughtful questions, engaging in informational interviewing, and showcasing genuine curiosity, PhDs like you can navigate the digital networking landscape with confidence.

#551 Connect With Your Interviewer On LinkedIn

Monday May 20, 2024

By refraining from making intrusive requests and focusing on cultivating a respectful relationship, you can showcase your ability to navigate professional networks effectively.

#549 Opt-Out Of An AI Resume Review, Or No?

Thursday May 16, 2024

If you’re concerned your resume will perform poorly if scanned by AI, then make a better resume.

#548 Apply Now, Or Wait For A Referral?

Wednesday May 15, 2024

Remember, the job market is not just about qualifications; it's about making meaningful connections and showcasing the unique value you bring to the table.

#547 9X “Kiss Of Death” Words To Keep Off Your Resume

Tuesday May 14, 2024

Today we’re going to check in about some outdated things that you should delete from your resume if you haven’t yet.

546 Best Answer For "What's Your Biggest Weakness"

Monday May 13, 2024

Answering the "biggest weakness" question can feel like navigating a tightrope; you want to be honest without undermining your candidacy.

#545 How To Deal With Rejection, Silence & Stress In Today's Job Market

Sunday May 12, 2024

The job search process involves constant rejection and only ends when you get a yes. The good news is it only takes one yes to turn everything around.

#544 What Are Your Salary Expectations? How To Answer

Friday May 10, 2024

Navigating the interview process can be nerve-wracking, and one of the most delicate topics to tackle is the question about salary expectations.

#543 5X Secrets Of Persuasion To Use When Interviewing

Thursday May 9, 2024

By understanding and applying these psychological principles, you can significantly enhance your chances of receiving a job offer.

#542 Uh Oh. Screwed Up Your Salary Negotiation?

Wednesday May 8, 2024

The economy and job market are dynamic, and understanding these changes is crucial for successful negotiations.

#541 Unique Industry Advantages Of PhDs & EdDs

Tuesday May 7, 2024

Your ability to learn and integrate new technological tools gives them an edge in a job market that increasingly relies on AI and machine learning.

#540 The Messy Art Of Building Relationships To Get Hired

Monday May 6, 2024

When approached with sincerity and a mindset of mutual growth, networking can be an enriching and rewarding experience, both professionally and personally.

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