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Virtual Workshop: Why You Can’t Convert a CV into a Résumé

Ph.D.s and postdocs often approach résumé writing as a self-reflective exercise, simply translating their academic accomplishments from a CV into a two-page résumé. But this is the wrong approach. A résumé is actually a persuasive document designed to convince a hiring manager to contact you for an interview. An effective résumé then, is one that focuses less on your list of accomplishments and more on describing how you can help meet the needs of an employer.

Join the Beyond the Professoriate team to learn how you can draft an effective résumé, while avoiding common mistakes we see Ph.D.s make. This virtual workshop is uniquely designed for doctoral students, Ph.D.s, and postdocs from all academic disciplines who are wondering:

  • Why I can’t just convert my academic CV into a résumé for professional jobs?
  • What should I include in my professional résumé?
  • What are nonacademic employers going to be looking for in my résumé?
  • How can I effectively talk about all of my skills and value to employers in a 2-page résumé?

This webinar is part of the Professional Development Series and is available to students through The Graduate School's subscription to Beyond the Professoriate.

4.19.2023 - Virtual Workshop


Beyond subscription, Careers Beyond Academia, Communication, Professional Adaptability, Professional Development