8:00–9:00 AM Breakfast
10:45–11:15 AM Coffee Break
12:45–1:45 PM Lunch

Breakout 1: Managing Up

During this interactive session a humanities PhD and his supervisor will lead a discussion about “followership,” drawing from experiences in their work relationship and building upon research in the field of leadership development and organizational communication. Participants will learn how to navigate communication, expectations, and power with their advisors or boss’s and strategies to build a productive and positive work environment.

Annie Maxfield | Interim Director Graduate Student Resource Center and Associate Director, Graduate Student Professional Development | UC Los Angeles

David Blancha | Assistant Director, Graduate Student Career Services | UC Los Angeles

Breakout 2: CV to Résumé: HumWork Tested & Tried Methods That Work

Jared Redick | The Résumé Studio

On May 8, 2014, Jared Redick presented at HumWork’s first-ever gathering. For nearly two hours, Jared shared the methods he uses to build complex career change résumé for bespoke clients, with a topical focus on converting a traditional CV into a competitive résumé.

Nearly four years later, Jared has presented nine times across the UC system, and conducted a variety of Saturday morning webinars and PhD candidate group coachings. He has also worked one-on-one with a handful of PhD candidates and post-docs in their job search efforts.

The feedback has been exciting, with careers launched in technology, private equity, management consulting, and the nonprofit sector—and those are just the ones we know about. PhD candidates have even used Jared’s ideas for quantifying the seemingly unquantifiable to boost research funding.

Today’s break out session compiles into a single presentation the data and experience gathered since Jared’s first HumWork appearance, ranging from his long-standing “purpose, content, design” approach to résumé writing and the principles of his Job Description Analysis, to creative ways of reimagining one’s academic experience as marketable work experience.

The session includes industry-veteran advice for soon-to-be PhDs, like the following from a chief marketing officer in finance: “I don’t want to know all of the details about their PhD experience. Rather, I’d like to hear about the skills and experience they bring to the table that they gained from their PhD experience.”

Overflowing with ideas, tools, and examples, Jared hopes his presentation will energize participants about how to value and best present their academic experience. His slides will be available by email following the event, including five real-life résumé examples that put his ideas to the test—and succeeded.

3:00–3:30 PM Coffee Break
5:00–6:00 PM Reception