Transition Report On-Demand

Hosted By

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

Salary Negotiation Tips From Top FBI Negotiator (For PhDs)

Friday June 28, 2019

In this episode, we are joined by Chris Voss, top FBI negotiator, CEO and Author of Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It. Using his many years of experience in high-stakes negotiations, Chris will share proven negotiation strategies that you can apply in your job search.  We are also joined by Mansi Khanna, PhD, Regulatory Writer at Synchrogenix, who will discuss the regulatory writer career track and how other PhDs can pursue this career.

Disruptive Career Success Strategies For PhDs

Monday June 17, 2019

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Patti Fletcher who is an Award-Winning Business Influencer, Bestselling Author, Innovation Catalyst, and Speaker. She is the author of Disrupters - Success Strategies From Women Who Break The Mold. Dr. Patti discusses how you can cultivate a success mindset and make the transition into a position that is outside of your comfort zone. We are also joined by Matthew Jefferson, PhD, Medical Science Liaison at Viela Bio, who will discuss the MSL career track and how other PhDs can pursue this career. If you’ve been struggling with taking the next steps in your job search you will want to watch this episode.

How PhDs Find Meaningful Work

Friday May 31, 2019

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Alise Cortez, who helps you to more meaningfully and purposely connect with your work to achieve greater fulfillment, more impactful results, and harmonic work-life integration. We are also joined by Brent Ware, Ph.D., Medical Device Analyst at Medtronic. He will discuss how he made the transition out of academia and what it’s like working as a Medical Device Analyst. And on this episode we have a special appearance by immigration lawyer, Brian Getson. He will discuss the biggest immigration changes that international PhDs need to be aware of, don’t miss it.

How PhDs Get Hired Through Loose Connections

Friday May 17, 2019

In this episode, we are joined by networking expert David Burkus. David is the best selling author of the book Friend of a Friend, he uses the science of human behavior to teach how you can grow your network and build key connections. We are also joined by, Science Writer, Disharee Nath who will share insight into this career track and how other PhDs can pursue a similar career. If you’ve been struggling with networking or you want to take your networking to the next level this is a must watch episode.

PhDs Are Leaders & Managers

Monday May 6, 2019

In this episode of Cheeky Scientist Radio, we are joined by James Robbins, Author, Speaker, & Motivation Specialist, who will discuss how you can learn to not only find your own motivation but how to motivate and inspire others. He is an expert at helping people become great leaders - exactly what you need to be to get hired into those management level positions you deserve as a PhD. We are also joined by, Ewa Czekanska, Ph.D., Life Science Sales Specialist at VWR. She will share inside tips about what it’s like to work in sales as a PhD and how you can pursue a similar career path. And finally we have Evguenia Alechine, Ph.D., Medical Writer, joining us. She will discuss how she made her transition into Medical Writing and what you need to know about successfully transitioning into a Medical Writing career.

Leverage Scientific Communication Skills (Or, Nerd-Speak) To Get Hired

Friday April 19, 2019

In this episode of Cheeky Scientist Radio, we are joined by 3 PhDs who have successfully transitioned into an industry R&D position. Each of the PhDs joining us has industry experience and want to share their insights and perspective with you. Just like you they sought out something different than academia and found success in industry. Our 3 guests, Lilian Josephson, Ph.D., Evan Dubiel, Ph.D., and Natalie Fredette, Ph.D. share incredibly valuable insight into how they found success in industry R&D.

What PhDs Need To Know About Leadership & How To Become A Career Multiplier

Friday March 29, 2019

In this episode of Cheeky Scientist Radio, we are joined by 3 PhDs who have successfully transitioned into an industry R&D position. Each of the PhDs joining us has industry experience and want to share their insights and perspective with you. Just like you they sought out something different than academia and found success in industry. Our 3 guests, Lilian Josephson, Ph.D., Evan Dubiel, Ph.D., and Natalie Fredette, Ph.D. share incredibly valuable insight into how they found success in industry R&D.

Day In The Life Of A PhD Level Industry R&D Professional

Friday March 15, 2019

In this episode of Cheeky Scientist Radio, we are joined by 3 PhDs who have successfully transitioned into an industry R&D position. Each of the PhDs joining us has industry experience and want to share their insights and perspective with you. Just like you they sought out something different than academia and found success in industry. Our 3 guests, Lilian Josephson, Ph.D., Evan Dubiel, Ph.D., and Natalie Fredette, Ph.D. share incredibly valuable insight into how they found success in industry R&D.

New Networking Strategies For PhDs Who Hate Networking

Friday February 22, 2019

In this episode of Cheeky Scientist Radio we are very excited to welcome renowned networking expert, David Bradford as our guest. David is a proven business leader with over 35 years of experience, he is the current CEO of FluentWorlds and previously served as CEO and Chairman of HireVue and Fusion-io. David is one of the most well connected people in the world (often called the ‘Human Internet’) he will share insight into how you can level up your networking strategies. Plus, we have two more special guests joining us on the show, the Director, New Product Planning, Gastroenterology at Takeda, Aja Davis Isble and Yara Pujol López​, Principal Clinical Research Associate at NAMSA. They will will discuss the intricacies of their career tracks and how you can pursue a similar career.

7 Stages Of Career Change PhDs Go Through

Sunday February 17, 2019

In this episode of Cheeky Scientist Radio, we are joined by Joseph Liu, a Career Consultant, Public Speaker, and Podcast Host who discusses how PhDs can successfully navigate career changes and pursue meaningful work. We also have on Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher, Ph.D. Field Medical Director, Compound Lead at Pfizer, who gives us great insight into how she landed her first industry role as an MSL and the career path she took as she was promoted into her current role.

How PhDs Are Elevating Their Career Performance in 2019

Friday January 25, 2019

In this episode of Cheeky Scientist Radio, we have on Steven Kotler Director of Research at the Flow Genome Project and expert on peak performance divulges how PhDs can improve both their job search and career success. Steven’s work with flow states and optimal performance is incredible, you won’t want to miss this episode.

How To Optimize Your Job Search As A PhD By Doing Less, Not More

Friday January 18, 2019

In this episode of Cheeky Scientist Radio, we have on Dr. James Gould from Harvard University, an experienced career consultant who actively coaches postdoctoral fellows and encourages them to consider new career options. He shares great insights into how PhDs and Postdocs can leverage their unique skills and find a rewarding career.

Why Leadership Is The Most Important Transferable Skill For PhDs

Friday December 28, 2018

In this episode, Author, Speaker, and CEO, Peter Bregman, discusses how PhDs can develop their leadership skills and become great leaders in industry.

How PhDs Show Employers They Are The Right Fit For The Company Culture (Cheeky Scientist Radio)

Friday December 21, 2018

In this episode, bestselling author of The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle, discusses what company culture is and why it is powerful.

How To Avoid Being The Awkward PhD No One Wants To Hire (Cheeky Scientist Radio)

Friday December 7, 2018

Skip ahead to: 1:20 – TOP TIP: Incorrect Job Search Workflow8:30 – Show Me the Data19:00 – How To Avoid Being The Awkward PhD No One Wants To Hire w/ Jordan Harbinger56:30 – Principal Scientist Career Track w/ Scot Matkovich Ph.D. Tired of being perceived as an awkward PhD?  Want to be better at networking and relationship building? In this episode of Cheeky Scientist Radio, Jordan Harbinger gives practical strategies to improve your networking ability, to grow your confidence, and discusses the best ways to create meaningful professional relationships. Then Scot Matkovich, PhD comes on to discuss what it’s like to work in industry R&D and why he chose to make the switch from academia to industry.  About Our Guests Jordan Harbinger, often referred to as “The Larry King of podcasting,” is a Wall Street lawyer turned interview talk show host, and communications & social dynamics expert.Jordan has hosted a top 50 iTunes podcast (The Jordan Harbinger Show) for over a decade which receives over 4 million downloads per month, making the show one of the most popular podcasts in the world.  On The Jordan Harbinger Show, Jordan deconstructs the playbooks of the most successful people on earth and shares their strategies,…

Communication And Building Consensus For PhDs (Cheeky Scientist Radio)

Friday November 30, 2018

Skip ahead to: 7:17 – TOP TIP: How To Give An Industry Interview Presentation12:38 – Show Me the Data28:08 – Communication And Building Consensus For PhDs w/ Crystal Dilworth, Ph.D.49:26 – Careers In Sales & Business Development w/ Jack O’Sullivan Ph.D. Are you highlighting your communication skills throughout your job search? Interested in consulting, sales or business development? In this episode of Cheeky Scientist Radio, Crystal Dilworth, Ph.D. talks to us about how she leveraged her STEM PhD background to do a very interesting type of consulting that relies on her communication and transferable skills. Then Jack O’Sullivan comes on to discuss how PhDs can excel in sales role and how communication plays a key role in sales and business development. About Our Guests Crystal Dilworth has a Ph.D. in molecular neuroscience from Caltech.  She is co-founder of The Nerd Brigade, an organization of award winning science communicators and edutainers working to diversify the face of science in mainstream media worldwide. Crystal’s career in science communication was launched with the delivery of a TEDxYouth talk titled “The Myth of the Scientist” and her casting in The PHD Movie & The PHD Movie2: Still In Grad School. These projects provided a visible platform…

How To Enter A Field Different Than Your PhD Background (Cheeky Scientist Radio)

Sunday November 25, 2018

Skip ahead to: 0:30 – TOP TIP: The Questions You Should Ask At An Interview9:07 – Show Me the Data27:41 – Presenting Yourself Authentically On LinkedIn w/Petra Fisher48:47 – Medical Writing Careers w/Evguenia Alechine, Ph.D. Do you feel limited by your PhD background? Does your LinkedIn profile showcase you as an industry professional? In this episode of Cheeky Scientist Radio, we are talking about how to get into a career that’s different than your PhD background. LinkedIn expert, Petra Fisher, will discuss how to present yourself as an industry professional before becoming one. Petra gives us strategies to make the best possible first impression with your LinkedIn profile. Plus we have on Evguenia Alechine, PhD who will discuss what it’s like to work as a medical writer. About Our Guests Petra Fisher is called “The LinkedIn Storytelling Wizard” by her clients and peers. Petra helps international professionals and entrepreneurs, establish a LinkedIn presence that naturally attracts their dream client or employer. Executives with an outstanding track record hire her to add their personality to LinkedIn. Entrepreneurs hire her to bring their employee past in line with their current focus. Petra lives with her teenage daughter and big-fat-red-cat. She loves to travel to…

Adding Value To Employers When You Don't Have Value To Add

Friday November 9, 2018

Skip ahead to: 1:13 – TOP TIP: How To Turn On The Recruiter ‘Button’ On LinkedIn8:45 – Show Me the Data22:30 – Adding Value To Employers When You Don’t Have Value To Add w/A.J. Jacobs40:00 – Live LinkedIn Profile Review w/Isaiah & Mary52:38 – Stop Being Invisible On LinkedIn w/Donna Serdula Do you know the one thing you must do after an interview? Is your LinkedIn profile visible to recruiters? In this episode of Cheeky Scientist Radio, we are talking about how to add value to employers even when you feel like you don’t have any value to add. A.J. Jacobs, author of the book Thanks a Thousand, discusses the incredible value a ‘thank you’ can add and how it will help you build professional relationships. Then we’re bringing on Donna Serdula, the world’s number one LinkedIn specialist to help you stop being invisible on LinkedIn and discusses some incredible new ways you can leverage LinkedIn in your job search.  About Our Guests A.J. Jacobs is a New York Times bestselling author, whose titles include Drop Dead Healthy, The Year of Living Biblically, My Life as an Experiment, The Know-It-All, and It’s All Relative. Jacobs is a contributor to NPR, and has written…

Choosing Yourself In Your Career

Friday November 2, 2018

Skip ahead to:1:00 – Resume Musts For PhDs w/ Isaiah Hankel17:50 – Choosing Yourself In Your Career w/James Altucher36:20 – Show Me the Data51:31 – Finding A Career You Love w/Philip Kruger Ph.D. Are you prioritizing your own values in your job search or just following a predetermined path? Ready to choose yourself in your career and find a position that you enjoy? In this episode of Cheeky Scientist Radio, James Altucher, best selling author of Choose Yourself talks about the steps you can take to choose yourself in your career and find a position that you enjoy. Then Philipp Kruger, Ph.D. author of the Nature article ‘Why it is not a ‘failure’ to leave academia’ gives great insight into how PhDs can figure out what jobs are a good fit for them. About Our Guests James Altucher is a Top 10 Linkedin Influencer, prolific writer, successful entrepreneur, chess master, and venture capitalist. He has started and sold several companies and is actively invested in, or advises, over 30 different companies in areas ranging from tech to energy to healthcare to biotech. But more important, James has been inspiring people both in person through hundreds of events and through weekly Q&A Twitter sessions by speaking…

How To Become An Unstoppable PhD (Cheeky Scientist Radio)

Friday October 26, 2018

Skip ahead to:8:48 – Show Me the Data30:42 – How To Become An Unstoppable PhD w/Ruben Gonzalez1:00:20 – Overcoming Imposter Syndrome In Business w/Aja Isble Does your job search fill you with anxiety that you don’t know how to handle? Ready to find the courage needed to overcome your career challenges?  In this episode of Cheeky Scientist Radio, Ruben Gonzalez, a 4-time Olympian and author of The Courage to Succeed lays out strategies you can use to overcome the anxiety associated with changing your path, setting large goals and ultimately achieving them. Then, we have on Aja Isble, M.B.A. who discusses how you can overcome imposter syndrome and truly see yourself as an industry professional. About Our Guests Ruben Gonzalez is a four-time Olympian, award-winning keynote speaker, and bestselling author of The Courage To Succeed. He is the first person to ever compete in 4 Winter Olympics in 4 different decades. He has spoken for over 100 of the Fortune 500 companies since 2002, appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, the New York Times, Success Magazine, Time, BusinessWeek and Forbes and been Featured in 3 chapters of Jack Canfield’s book, “The Success Principles”. In Ruben’s own words, “My story takes people’s excuses…