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 January 16th 2021 for PhDs.

This Week’s Best Articles On PhD Jobs And Job-Search Strategies, January 16th, 2021

Top Article Overall

Top Overall: Why It’s Important New Hires Fit a Company’s Culture– Andrew Martins


Top: How do I ask for an informational interview without sounding awkward? Ask HR– Johnny C. Taylor Jr.

The Nine Types Of People You Need In Your Success Circle– Ellevate Contributor ForbesWomen

4 Powerful Ways for Strong Network Building – Chris Christoff

New year, new job? Here’s 10 simple tricks to make yourself more employable and the sectors crying out for more workers – Angelique Ruzicka


Top:  Recruiters scan your resume in 5-seconds. Here’s what they see– Ryan Luke

How Businesses Use Applicant Tracking Systems– Sean Peek

The 5 Key Criteria of an Excellent Resume– Stuart Gentle

Why You Should Show Off Your Awards on Your Resume (and the Right Way to Do It)– Regina Borsellino


Top: 15 excellent words to describe yourself in a job interview– Wendi Weiner

The Best Ways to Talk About Your COVID-19 Layoff in a Resume, Cover Letter, or Interview (With Examples!)– Heather Krasna

Answering the interview question: Why are you looking for a new job?– BusinessTech Staff Writer

You have a job interview over Zoom. The kids are home. Now what? – Michael Perry

Transferable Skills

Top: Why Every Hiring Process Should Include a Skills Assessment– Hugo Britt

In A Crowded Job Market, Here Are The Right Skills For The Future– Isaiah Hankel

6 Realistic Time Management Tips for Working Remotely– Lovepreet Dhaliwal

My 11 part-time jobs made me a better PhD student– Cassie Sims

Academic Blues

Top: Creating a Third Space for Conversation and Reflection – Rose Marie Ward, Amanda B. Diekman, Ellen Yezierski and Stacey Lowery Bretz

Will Covid Finally Force Us to Fix Our Broken Doctoral Advising? – Leonard Cassuto

Give graduate students a voice, SUNY-ESF administration – Members of the SUNY-ESF Living Wage Campaign

This type of sexual harassment on campus often goes overlookedSarah Ives & Ann E. Bartos

Industry Positions

Top:  Why It’s Important New Hires Fit a Company’s Culture– Andrew Martins

These are the top-paying remote jobs and how you can land one – Stephanie Vozza

5 project management trends taking control in 2021 –  Alison Fergus

Biotechnology Industry Desperately Needs Technologists, Data ExpertsNathan Eddy

Business Acumen

Top: 5 trends in biotech dealmaking to watch in 2021– Jacob Bell

3 Biotech Stocks Poised to Outperform Amid Coronavirus Pandemic– Ekta Bagri

Biotech Stock Roundup: Updates From REGN, GILD & VIR, CVAC Teams Up With BAYRY– Zachs Equity Research

Quarter (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)– Jason Fernando & Julius Mansa

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