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How to Tell Your PhD Career Story in a Job Interview – Tips to Stand Out and Get Hired

Interview


Congratulations on landing a job interview. As a PhD, acing a job interview can be just as nerve-wracking as it is for people who are not in academia. There is often a lot of concern as to whether you will do enough to sell yourself and impress the interviewer to the point of being hired. […]



5 Big Ways to Stand Out in Your COVID Era – Job Search and Get Hired


The job market is still reeling from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. It has been bad news for the economy and what’s worse is that the disease seems set to be around for at least another year. From all indications, people will have to learn to live with COVID-19 before things return to normal. […]



10 Tips On Networking at Online Conferences and Virtual Events


One of the biggest motivations for individuals to join an event or a conference is the opportunity to meet interesting people and potential allies. Now that these events and conferences have moved online people miss the good old days of standing in line for coffee while exchanging business cards or doing rounds at an after-conference […]



6 Warning Signs Impostor Syndrome Might Be Sabotaging Your Job Search


Looking for work? You’re not alone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were about 10.7 million unemployed people in the U.S. in November 2020. This is almost twice the number that was recorded in February 2020. The good news is that the unemployment rate has been trending down as the world continues to […]



5 Tips on How to Use Your Transferable Skills as a PhD Professional During an Interview


Having a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree rarely makes it easier to do well in a job interview, especially if you are going after an industry role. Impressing an interviewer includes using your transferable skills to show your worth. What are transferable skills? These are the core competencies that apply in every organization – whether […]



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, […]



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 […]



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 […]