Transition Report On-Demand

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Isaiah Hankel
Isaiah Hankel
Chief Executive Officer Cheeky Scientist

The premier podcast by industry PhDs. With thousands of monthly listeners, the Cheeky Scientist Radio 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.

Episodes

Business Analyst Positions

Thursday June 22, 2017

Do you know the importance of business analysis in industry? Ever wonder how PhDs can transition successfully to business analyst careers by leveraging their transferable skills? In this episode of the Industry Careers for PhDs podcast, we interview Ernst Geutjes, Associate at Aglaia BioMedical Ventures, who transitioned from his PhD into a career as a Business Analyst. He will teach us how PhDs can leverage their skills and be successful industry experts. In this podcast, you’ll learn: Why he chose to transition out of academia and into Business AnalysisWhat is Business Analysis and Venture Capital – challenges, benefits and day-to-day experiences, business jargonWhat is the application process like for Business AnalystsHow can PhDs start to prepare themselves for this transition NOWWhat does career progression look like for Business Analysts To get advanced access to the full length versions of these podcasts, as well as access to our live training webinars, exclusive training videos, case studies, industry insider documents, transition plan, and private online network, get on the waitlist for the Cheeky Scientist Association now.

Careers In Medical Copywriting

Thursday June 8, 2017

Have you ever thought about Medical Copywriting as an alternative career? Are you considering Medical Copywriting roles but you do not know where to start your search? In this episode of the Industry Careers for PhDs podcast, we interview Michelle Guillemard, President of the Australasian Medical Writers Association and founder of Health Writer Hub. Michelle shares with us the ins and out of medical copywriting and how to best position yourself for a career in this field. In this podcast, you’ll learn: What is Medical Copywriting and what are the day-to-day activities in this roleWhat types of positions are available under this umbrella and what types of companies could you work forWhat are the requirements to work in this fieldWhat is the best strategy to find work as a medical copywriter To get advanced access to the full length versions of these podcasts, as well as access to our live training webinars, exclusive training videos, case studies, industry insider documents, transition plan, and private online network, get on the waitlist for the Cheeky Scientist Association now.

Careers In Patent Law

Thursday May 25, 2017

Have you stumbled upon the Technology Transfer office at your university and wondered what it was all about? Do you have an interest in the business side of science and enjoy the idea of expanding your knowledge into law? In this episode of the Industry Careers for PhDs podcast, we interview Dr. Karen Deak, Director of the Masters in Patent Law program at the University of Notre Dame, a one-year program designed to prepare students for successful practise as patent agents. Karen teaches us how to prepare for a career in patent law and what steps PhDs need to take to ensure a successful transition. In this podcast, you’ll learn: What is a day-in-the-life of a Patent Agent in a law firm and in the biotech industryWhat career progression looks like for a Patent AgentWhether career opportunities differ in a law firm versus the biotech industryWhat is the application process like and what PhDs should highlight in their resume in order to be considered for this roleWhat, if any, additional qualifications are necessary to enter this field. To get advanced access to the full length versions of these podcasts, as well as access to our live training webinars, exclusive training…

Careers In Environmental Science

Thursday May 11, 2017

Are you a non-STEM PhD and curious about careers outside of academia? Have you thought about working as a consultant but are unsure what it’s all about? In this episode of the Industry Careers for PhDs podcast, we interview Dr. Edvard Glücksman, a chartered scientist and consultant at Wardell Armstrong where he specializes in environmental and social impact assessment. He also works with the integration of ecosystem services within impact assessments and applied policy around biodiversity. Edvard teaches us about the world of consulting and how to transition into this role. In this podcast, you’ll learn: What is a day-in-the-life of a ConsultantWhat challenges he faced when he entered this professionWhat is the application and interview process like for a ConsultantWhat career progression looks like for a ConsultantWhat type of people would NOT enjoy this type of work environment. To get advanced access to the full length versions of these podcasts, as well as access to our live training webinars, exclusive training videos, case studies, industry insider documents, transition plan, and private online network, get on the wait list for the Cheeky Scientist Association now.

Careers In Clinical Project Management

Thursday April 27, 2017

Are you interested in working in clinical trials but are unsure what roles are available? Does a career in project management pique your interest but you are worried you do not have the skills for the role? In this episode of the Industry Careers for PhDs podcast, we interview Dr. Arunodoy Sur, Cheeky Scientist consultant with an expertise in alternative careers for PhDs and currently a senior analyst at Ovation Diagnostics, managing product development and planning and executing various R&D projects. Arunodoy shares with us the secrets of life as a Clinical Trial Project Manager. In this podcast, you’ll learn: What is a day-in-the-life of a Project ManagerHow PhDs can enter this role with no previous project management experienceWhat the typical application and interview process looks like and how PhDs can prepareWhat career progression looks like for a project managerWhat type of people would NOT enjoy this type of work environment. To get advanced access to the full length versions of these podcasts, as well as access to our live training webinars, exclusive training videos, case studies, industry insider documents, transition plan, and private online network, get on the wait list for the Cheeky Scientist Association now.

Careers In Medical Writing (Industry Careers For PhDs Podcast)

Thursday April 13, 2017

Are you ready to step away from research but are unsure what alternative careers are available? Have you thought about a career in Medical Writing but assume you don’t have the right qualifications? In this episode of the Industry Careers for PhDs podcast, we interview Dr. Emma Hitt Nichols, founder of Nascent Medical LLC, which serves the continuing medical education and medical content publishing industries while helping PhDs and MDs with writing ability start their own businesses as freelance medical writers. Emma teaches us the ins and outs of Medical Writing and how PhDs can transition into this role. In this podcast, you’ll learn: What is a day-in-the-life of a Medical WriterWhat the recruitment process is likeHow to know if Medical Writing is the right career path for youHow PhDs can prepare to enter into this professionWhat PhDs should highlight in their resume for Medical Writer positions. To get advanced access to the full length versions of these podcasts, as well as access to our live training webinars, exclusive training videos, case studies, industry insider documents, transition plan, and private online network, get on the wait list for the Cheeky Scientist Association now.

How To Be Approachable (Industry Careers For PhDs Podcast)

Thursday March 30, 2017

Does the idea of networking make you cringe? Are you unsure how to develop meaningful connections with industry professionals? In this episode of the Industry Careers for PhDs podcast, we interview Scott Ginsberg, author of ‘The Power of Approachability’ and expert social networker. Scott teaches us what approachability means and how we can use it as a networking tool to build rapport with industry professionals. In this podcast, you’ll learn: What are the essential elements to a conversation or interaction with someone you have never met beforeWhat is the best way to ensure a conversation turns into a long-term relationshipHow PhDs can define what they do in such a way that people will want to connect with themHow introverts can become expert networkersWhat are the business benefits of being able to build instant relationships. To get advanced access to the full length versions of these podcasts, as well as access to our live training webinars, exclusive training videos, case studies, industry insider documents, transition plan, and private online network, get on the wait list for the Cheeky Scientist Association now.

Informational Interviews (Industry Careers For PhDs Podcast)

Thursday March 16, 2017

Are you interested in transitioning out of academia but are unsure what roles would be a good fit for you? Do you need to expand your network of industry professions but don’t know how? In this episode of the Industry Careers for PhDs podcast, we interview Dr. Cathy Sorbara, Cheeky Scientist consultant and an expert in informational interviews. Cathy discusses what an informational interview is, how to prepare for them and why they are a critical component of your industry job search. In this podcast, you’ll learn: What is the purpose of an informational interviewHow to secure an informational interviewWhat are great questions to ask during an informational interviewHow to follow up after an interview and why this is the most pivotal part of the processHow to add value to industry professionals before, during and after an informational interview. To get advanced access to the full length versions of these podcasts, as well as access to our live training webinars, exclusive training videos, case studies, industry insider documents, transition plan, and private online network, get on the wait list for the Cheeky Scientist Association now.

How To Prepare For Online Interviews (Industry Careers For PhDs Podcast)

Thursday March 2, 2017

Have you started to apply for industry roles but don’t know what to expect from the interview process? Did you have an industry interview but it didn’t go well and you are unsure why? In this episode of the Industry Careers for PhDs podcast, we interview Dr. Nikolett Biel, Cheeky Scientist consultant and online interview expert. Niki shares with us her insider knowledge on how to prepare and nail online interviews. In this podcast, you’ll learn: During what part of the application process you should expect an online interviewHow to prepare for an online interview from choice of lighting to your online username and profile photoWhat are some of the common mistakes that are made and how to avoid themWhat are some common questions during online interviews from hiring managers, recruiters and senior managersWhat to do if you have technical problems during an online interview. To get advanced access to the full length versions of these podcasts, as well as access to our live training webinars, exclusive training videos, case studies, industry insider documents, transition plan, and private online network, get on the wait list for the Cheeky Scientist Association now.

Personal Branding For PhDs (Industry Careers For PhDs Podcast)

Thursday February 16, 2017

Have you heard of the term personal branding but have no idea what it means or how to create one? Are you looking to transition into industry but want to stand out from the crowd? In this episode of the Industry Careers for PhDs podcast, we interview Dr. Coyte Cooper, an author, coach and speaker that focuses on helping people pursue their aspirations so they can have the type of energy and focus that allows them to perform at their peak level. Here, Coyte shares with us how PhDs can create and utilize a personal brand to help them transition into industry. In this podcast, you’ll learn: What is a personal brand and how does it lead to new jobs and opportunitiesHow to discover and define your personal brandHow to use your personal brand when reaching out to new connections on LinkedInHow to prepare an elevator pitch using your personal brandHow to make a lasting first impression. To get advanced access to the full length versions of these podcasts, as well as access to our live training webinars, exclusive training videos, case studies, industry insider documents, transition plan, and private online network, get on the wait list for the Cheeky Scientist…

Non-Academic Career Transitions (Industry Careers For PhDs Podcast)

Thursday February 2, 2017

Do you know that you want to change careers but have no idea where to start? Do you fear that, by transitioning, you are ‘throwing away’ your PhD? In this episode of the Industry Careers for PhDs podcast, we interview Rikke Hansen, a career & business change expert, entrepreneur, speaker and the founder of CareerOnYourTerms.com. She helps entrepreneurs and corporate professionals nail down WHAT they really want to do, so they can refocus, change career or design their ideal business. In this podcast, you’ll learn: What specific actions to take to start your career transition NOWHow to avoid feeling overwhelmedHow to stay motivated while transitioningHow to use networking as a means to transitionWhat the biggest mistake is that people make when deciding to change careers. To get advanced access to the full length versions of these podcasts, as well as access to our live training webinars, exclusive training videos, case studies, industry insider documents, transition plan, and private online network, get on the wait list for the Cheeky Scientist Association now. 

Management’s Perspective Of PhD Job Transitions (Industry Careers For PhDs Podcast)

Thursday January 19, 2017

From a manager's perspective, what's the best way to present yourself as credible industry candidate? Do you want to know how industry management team's evaluate job candidates? Do you want to know how they expect you to network, interview, and negotiate a salary contract? In this episode of the Industry Careers for PhDs podcast, we interview Michael Smith, M.B.A, a former manager at Johnson & Johnson and Align Technology. Michael's experience includes hiring top technical candidates and managing new technical employees after the hiring process.

Becoming An Industry Research Scientist

Thursday January 5, 2017

Do you know what it really takes to get a Research Scientist position in industry? Do you know if this position is good fit for you? In this episode of the Industry Careers for PhDs podcast, we interview Vadim Khaychuk, Ph.D., an industry Research Scientist with experience at leading biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies such as Sanofi Pasteur.

Resumes And Recruiters (Industry Careers For PhDs Podcast)

Thursday December 22, 2016

Do you know what how to build relationships with industry recruiters? Do you know what industry recruiters want to see on your industry resume? Do you know how to approach industry recruiters, how to best follow up with them, and how to communicate your transferable and technical skills effectively? In this episode of the Industry Careers for PhDs podcast, we interview Kyle Synder, an industry recruiter and global talent acquisition specialist. Kyle has extensive experience as a senior recruitment consultant, life science and healthcare account manage, and scientific writer. Here, Kyle shares his expertise in placing PhDs into biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, and biomedical positions in industry. In this podcast, you’ll learn: The difference between a hiring manager resume and a recruiter resume.How to best approach recruiters online (hint: be direct, humble, and transparent) and how to follow up with them without being annoying.The one section you need to add to your industry resume right now to ensure recruiters don’t throw your resume in the trash.The lesser known transferable skills recruiters want to see on your resume (these are the skills that will help recruiters place you at top industry companies).Insider tips on how to best communicate your technical expertise to hiring managers and…

Advanced LinkedIn Strategies For PhDs

Thursday December 8, 2016

Are you struggling to keep up with the best practices on LinkedIn? Do you want to know how to best optimize your LinkedIn profile so industry hiring managers and recruiters can find you quickly? In this episode of the Industry Careers for PhDs podcast, we interview Donna Serdula, a LinkedIn optimization and career strategist expert.

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