What Every PhD Wished They Knew About Career Opportunities in the Private Sector


There are simply not enough jobs in academia for graduates. Research indicates that some faculties employ as little as 12% of graduates for tenure-track positions in some scientific fields. Some universities are quicker to hire adjunct instructors at a fraction of the salary that would otherwise be paid to full-time tenure-track professors. Many PhD graduates, […]



Top 10 Essential Leadership Skills to Master Post Covid-19


The unanticipated arrival of the Covid-19 virus perpetrated great economic malfunction all over the world. Due to the lockdown situation, small businesses as well as large businesses have incurred monumental financially losses equally. However, as this New Year begins there is hopeful news with the new vaccines that will help combat Covid-19. Leaders have started […]



7 Effective Job Search Strategies to Find Meaningful Work During the Pandemic

Hidden Job and Job Strategies


Job loss resulting from the pandemic has been devastating, with the unemployment rate reaching as high as 14.7% in the U.S. back in April. The layoffs, furloughs, and wage cuts have seen close to 50 million people filing for unemployment as of July. This has affected all categories of workers, not least of all Ph.D. […]



How to Maintain a Positive Mindset After Job Search Rejection as a PhD Professional

Stay Positive


Are you in the middle of changing careers? Maybe you are stepping away from academia and seeking your first industry job. Or maybe it’s your first real venture into the working world, having just achieved your shiny new PhD. Whatever the case, there is a strong possibility of encountering several rejections before eventually finding a […]



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

Entrepreneur


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

Leadership

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

Remote work


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 […]