Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best articles on topics that help in the search for the Best of Transition: PhD Job Search in the 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 Best of Transition: PhD Job Search articles for the week of February 20th 2021 for PhDs.

This Week’s Best Articles On PhD Jobs And Job-Search Strategies, February 20th, 2021

Top Overall: Here Are The Top Questions To Ask During A Leadership Job Interview Benjamin Laker


Top: How to Ask for Help in Your Job Search During COVID-19 (Email Templates Included!)– Regina Borsellino

Research: We’re Losing Touch with Our Networks – Marissa King and Balázs Kovács

12 Reasons To Research A Job Applicant’s ‘Digital Footprint’  – Expert Panel Forbes

How To Use Social Media To Help Boost Your Chances of Getting a JobCody Bay


Top: Avoid These Seven Mistakes That Automatically Fast-Track Job Applications To The ‘No’ Pile– Dana Manciagli

5 Steps to Writing a Cover Letter as a Career Changer (With Samples!) – Jaclyn Westlake

I’ve been reviewing resumes for 26 years. These are the 5 biggest mistakes that make candidates look weak– Peter Yang

The Top Skills to Emphasize on a Resume– Stuart Gentle


Top: Here Are The Top Questions To Ask During A Leadership Job Interview – Benjamin Laker

7 Questions You Should Definitely Ask When Interviewing for a Remote Job – Julie Anne Russell

What to Say When Negotiating Salary in a Job OfferRobin Madell

If you do this before answering a question, you will not get the job – John Anderer

Transferable Skills

Top: How Strong Interpersonal Skills Can Help You at Work—and in Your Job Search– Christopher Taylor

Soft Skills to Accelerate Your Career Growth – Forbes Editorial Staff

6 Business Skills You Need and How to Improve Them– Indeed Staff

Transferable Skills For Every Career–  Glassdoor Editorial Staff

Academic Blues

Top: The Shrinking of the Scholarly Ranks – Megan Zahneis

The Crisis of Unemployed College Graduates – Jeffrey Selingo and Matt Sigelman

Academics are toxic. We need a new culture.– Talia Henkle

Time for Reinvention, Not Just Replication or RevisionRay Schroeder

Industry Positions

Top: The Top 15 Culture-Focused Life Sciences Employers– Porschia Parker

Data Professionals Are in High Demand—Here Are 8 Jobs You Should Consider Deanna deBara

Tips for Life Science Job Seekers Heading Into 2021Steven Surdez

What’s Happening In The Job Market Right Now: Here’s What You Need To Know– Jack Kelly

Business Acumen

Top: BioSpace Movers & Shakers, Feb. 19Alex Keown

West Pharmaceutical Services (WST) Q4 2020 Earnings Call Transcript – MF Transcribing Editorial Staff

Pfizer, BioNTech Data Demonstrate COVID-19 Vaccine Stability at Standard Freeze Temperature – Aislinn Antrim

What Does It Take to Be a Good People Manager? Skye Schooley

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