Basic Application Materials
Your advanced academic career has provided you with many sought-after skills needed to transition into a position outside academia. Becoming aware of these skills and how to effectively express them in a resume and cover letter as well as during the interview process can lead to fulfilling career opportunities.
Below are resources to help turn your CV into a resume or industry CV and write meaningful cover letters that complement your resume for a specific job. In addition, don't forget that making contacts in your field(s) or profession(s) of interest is not only an effective way to discover a satisfying job but that these contacts can serve as valuable resources to help hone your credentials.
Résumé & "Industry CV"
Template An easy to follow guide that will allow you to optimize your resume format and content.
Samples by discipline
Samples by profession
When applying for a job, you should always include a concise and tailored cover letter, unless specifically instructed not to do so.
Thank You Letter
Additional Support Materials
Life & BiomedicalSciences
Thank you to UC San Francisco, University of Virginia, and the University of Washington
Professional & Career Development Centers
Resume vs. CV tips, strategies and samples, Courtesy of the University of Virginia
Re-envisioning the PhD provides CV, resume and writing resources across all disciplines from several sources, Courtesy of the University of Washington
Resume Template an easy to follow guide that will allow you to optimize your resume format and content
Information and Samples Putting Your Science to Work, Peter Fiske, Ph.D.
Preparing for the Non-Academic Job Search a handbook for PhD students seeking alternatives to academia, UC San Diego's Career Services Center