Identifying and Translating Your Skills
- Career Diversity Five Skills - The five key skills that are essential to develop in order to be successful in a career beyond academia.
- What Transferable Skills Do I Have? - Takeaways from the AHA's recent Job Workshop for Historians on identifying and articulating your skills.
- PhD Transferable Skills - List of transferable skills compiled by the University of Michigan's Career Center.
- Exploring Your Skills - An essay on identifying and broadening your skillset.
- Oh, the Things You Can Do! - How to reframe the skills you've developed in your graduate program for a non-academic context.
Résumés and Cover Letters
- Resumes and Cover Letters for PhD Students - Guide developed by Harvard's Office of Career Services. Includes examples of résumés and cover letters that effectively communicate graduate school experience in ways that are understandable to employers outside of academia.
- Transferable Skills and How to Talk About Them - How to translate your academic skills into workplace skills on your résumé. Includes a printable list of academic skills that translate to specific workplace skills and a short resume writing guide.
- Do You Speak Résumé? - How to translate your skills and experiences when writing a résumé.
- Top Tips for Informational Interviews - The value of informational interviews and how to navigate them.
- Try on Someone Else's Life - Rethinking informational interviews as "prototype conversations."
Enhancing Your Skillset
- How to Get Experiences Corporate Employers are Looking For - Tips on expanding your skillset while completing your degree.
- Transitional Work Experience - Gaining experience while finishing your degree.
- Owning Our Graduate Education: Preparing for Career Diversity - Two PhD grads discuss how they used their time in graduate school to gain new skills and experiences.