How To Avoid Disclosing Your PhD Salary During A Job Interview

From the hiring manager’s perspective, knowing a candidate’s salary history helps them determine whether the person is likely to accept the position or keep looking for another job. If your salary history is known, the hiring manager can try to negotiate the best deal for both the potential employee and the employer. But, we know […]

5 Things Smart PhDs Leave Off Their Resume

Over 427,000 resumes are posted to Monster.com each week—that’s just one job website. Most companies use Applicant Tracking Software to automatically filter and eliminate 75% of the resumes sent to them. If your resume makes it to the desk of a hiring manager and recruiter, they will spend an average of just 5-7 seconds reading […]

Why Nobody Responds To PhDs On LinkedIn

Two new people sign up to LinkedIn every second. Every. Second. This is according to a recent LinkedIn earnings report. A similar report showed that LinkedIn now has over 347 million users total. A report by Social Times shows that 94% of recruiters and hiring managers use LinkedIn to vet job candidates. As a comparison, only 65% use Facebook […]

5 Moronic Mistakes That Keep PhDs Stuck In Academia

A negative feedback loop exists in academia. Once you’re in the academic system, the system keeps you there by refusing to prepare you for anything else, including an industry job. You’re told over and over again that nothing else but staying in academia is respected. You’re told over and over again that you can’t do anything […]