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A picture or no picture on your resume? Only facts and figures or poetry? Include your publication list or exclude your publications all together? What are the do’s the don’ts and … what are the myths? What do recruiters say about resumes and why? And what do you want your resume to say? All of the above questions are just a few of the most commonly asked questions by academic researchers with an interest of going to the industry.

The 2-hour workshop, by Dr Robin Lefèbvre (Grow2Excel), will give you an insider’s guide to how a recruiter works and how you can pitch your personal brand via your resume. It will touch on the basic, and less basic insights on a resume. And … why your PhD CV is special.

Learning objectives:
1. Learn how an industry recruiter thinks.
2. Learn how to start building your personal brand.
3. Learn the key difference between an academic and an industry CV.
4. Learn what a recruiter wants from a CV, what you want … and why that is not the same thing.

In addition, you can also register for 30 min one-on-one CV coaching by Robin. Since places for the coaching are limited, a selection of candidates will be made with priority for people approaching the end of their contract.

For whom?

  • The workshop and coaching are open to both PhD students and postdocs.
  • There are 50 places available for the workshop and 10 for the individual coaching.
  • Only people attending the workshop are eligible for individual coaching. Priority will be given to people approaching the end of their contract.

When and where?

Workshop (2h)

  • March 12, 2019 - 13:30-15:30
  • campus Diepenbeek, building D, auditorium H2

Individual coaching (30 min)

  • March 27, 2019
  • time slots: 10u00-10u30 / 10u40-11u10 / 11u20-11u50 / 12u00-12u30 / 13u00-13u30 / 13u40-14u10 / 14u20-14u50 / 15u20-15u50 / 16u00-16u30 / 16u40-17u10
  • campus Diepenbeek, building D, room C102B


  • Closed since February 26, 2019.
  • As places are limited, registering does not automatically imply that you will be able to participate. You will receive a confirmation e-mail.

Acknowledged as?

  • DS BSH: category 'career management & personal development' - workshop on career management
  • DS HLS: 
  • DS ST: category 'career & personal development' - workshop on career management