Why Some PhD Professionals Should Consider Starting a Business and Make the Entrepreneur Leap

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Before the COVID-19 outbreak, PhD employment statistics painted a bleak picture. Back then, studies suggested that 60% of PhDs were either in low paying postdoc jobs or were flat out unemployed. Contributing to the problem is a surplus of PhD graduates in comparison to the number of jobs available in academia. Now that the COVID […]



5 Essential Leadership Skills Every Leader Needs to Handle Pressure

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Leadership,Self-awareness / October 21, 2020

We are truly living in unprecedented times. Approximately 73,000 businesses have closed across the U.S. since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Others have filed for bankruptcy, including big names such as JC Penney, Hertz, and J. Crew. Furthermore, 7.5 million small businesses are at risk of shutting their doors for good. All this has happened (and […]



How to Cope with Working Remotely at Home as an Extrovert versus an Introvert During Covid-19

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Working from home means not having to contend with rush hour traffic, saving money on transportation/gas, and being able to ditch formal clothing for more comfortable threads. Remote work is also welcomed by introverts because the lockdown protocols and safe distancing measures mesh with their personality perfectly. However, it may not be so great for […]



How Extroverts Can Deal with the Job Search Process During the Covid-19 Lockdown


Dealing with the COVID-19 lockdown is stressful for most people, but having to look for work while being shut in can make it even harder. Based on a global survey by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), this scenario presents several challenges. The study, which involved the 15 – 24 age group across […]



5 Reasons Why Empathy is Important in Your PhD Hidden Job Market Search


For PhDs seeking employment after years of being buried in academic work, identifying and making use of the hidden job market can determine how quickly you get hired. This is increasingly important for job seekers who are currently unemployed or looking for better-paying employment opportunities. What is the hidden job market? This term refers to […]



10 Job Search Strategies for Unemployed PhD Professionals to Stand Out and Get Hired During COVID-19


A look at PhD employment statistics shows that 60% wind up either unemployed or in low-wage postdoc jobs (Source: National Science Foundation 2018) . Considering the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, that number is likely to be much higher at this time. It appears things won’t get better anytime soon with the […]