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Converting Your CV to a High-Impact Résumé


Dara Wilson-Grant, LCMHC, Director of Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development, UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Are you considering a career outside academia? If so, you will need to convert your curriculum vitae (CV) into a résumé, and this session will show you how. In addition to learning the differences between an academic CV and a résumé, you will learn specific steps and strategies to help you craft a résumé that effectively promotes your qualifications in a way that appeals to a broad audience.

This workshop will address three key topics:

  • Describing your skills and experiences in a way that translates across disciplines, industries, and career fields
  • Tailoring and organizing your information with the reader in mind
  • Choosing the right format, layout, and style
Dara Wilson-Grant

SpeakerDara Wilson-Grant is the Director of Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development at the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and a Licensed Professional Counselor. With over fifteen years experience providing career management education and counseling, Dara’s mission is to help individuals develop a framework for choosing a meaningful and rewarding career path, plus develop the skills necessary for a lifetime of career success.

This workshop is part of the Careers Beyond Academia series sponsored by The Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Services.


Careers Beyond Academia, Communication, Professional Adaptability, Professional Development, Professionalism and Scholarly Integrity