Professional Resumes for PhDs

If you are considering a non-faculty position outside the academy, you will need to prepare a professional resume. Unlike your CV, which paints a portrait of your academic history and accomplishments, a resume is a marketing tool that selectively emphasizes those skills and experiences most relevant to the job you are applying for.  Depending on the job, it may be the transferable skills that you have built, and not your academic strengths, that you will want to highlight.   To craft a polished resume, start with these resources:

By Yale Office of Career Strategy
Yale Office of Career Strategy