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 […]

9 Useless PhD Transferable Skills In An Industry Job

While some PhD transferable skills give you an edge, others are harmful for your employability. You hear a lot about the transferable skills you must acquire during your PhD experience. The skills that you need to get a job in industry and which will make you successful in your following career. The main idea here […]

How To Do Ambitious PhD Research And Succeed

Should you go for ambitious PhD research at the risk of failing and not publishing? You know a PhD should consist of innovative research. As everything innovative, there is a risk of failing. It’s part of the game. But let’s admit it, who wants to spend 4+ years on a PhD and walk away with […]

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 […]

7 Industry Careers For STEM PhDs

Most PhDs transition into an academic postdoc, even when they would rather transition into an industry position. They believe a postdoc is their only option. Their academic advisor and the entire academic system has led them to believe this is their only option. After all, a report by the Atlantic found that greater than 60% of PhDs […]

3 Ways You Will Fail At A Job In Industry After A PhD

Wrong expectations starting a job in industry after a PhD can lead to a huge disappointment. As many PhDs, you want to cross the bridge between Academia and industry, but do you know what it is like on the industry side? You have so many questions. What can I offer to industry? What does industry expect from PhD graduates? Will […]

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 […]

How To Land A Job In Tech After A PhD (Even If You Cannot Install A Printer)

Near the end of your PhD you have doubts about our future career. You see things a bit too grey. It’s normal, completing a PhD takes a lot of effort and career steps are always uncertain. You ask ourselves questions about what to do next and to be honest, we all do. Stay or leave Academia? […]

16 Honest Hacks To Save $74,427 In Graduate School (And Still Enjoy Your Life)

Going to graduate school to do a PhD is absurdly expensive. In some countries you pay for it and when you finish you are the proud owner of a debt similar to that of a south European country. Some PhD graduates report being up to $225,000 in debt after their PhD. That’s insane!! In some other countries, […]