The quest to create a replicable résumé development framework for humanities PhD candidates exploring a variety of careers continues!
Since UCHRI’s February 2015 Humanists@Work workshop in San Diego, Jared Redick of The Résumé Studio, Kelly Anne Brown of UCHRI, and selected UC humanists have been hard at work refining the process of presenting academic experience within the boundaries of a non-academic résumé. This iteration of the workshop builds on the work of past presentations at Berkeley and San Diego, focusing on how the writing process is being used as a tool for career discovery. Highlights include:
- A glimpse into how current PhD candidates and other graduate students have used the Job Description Analysis to translate their academic and dissertation experience into transferable skills useful within a reimagined résumé.
- Before and after samples from graduate students who have gone the distance and turned their backgrounds into marketable résumés, several resulting in new jobs this year.
Unsurprisingly, the work focuses on the student’s ability to convert academic activities into work experience that resonates beyond academia. Sounds easier than it is—which is why this series continues. UCLA PhD candidate Dana Linda joins the discussion to share her own experience, as well as insights she learned while going through the process.