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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.

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.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this workshop you

  • have learned how an industry recruiter thinks.
  • have learned how to start building your personal brand.
  • have learned the key difference between an academic and an industry CV.
  • have learned what a recruiter wants from a CV, what you want … and why that is not the same thing.


An important part of preparing for any further professional step is becoming (more) aware of the competences you have developed and/or want to develop. In the current workshop, the following competences from the UHasselt competency overview are actively dealt with:

  • interpersonal competences: stakeholder awareness & written communication
  • intellectual competences: critical Judgment & creativity
  • personal effectiveness: autonomy & Entrepreneurship


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)

  • September 29, 2020 - 13:30-15:30
  • campus Diepenbeek, building D, auditorium H1

Individual coaching (30 min)

  • October 13, 2020
  • 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 A54


  • Registration is possible here until September 7, 2020
  • As places are limited, registering does not automatically imply that you will be able to participate. You will receive a confirmation e-mail.
  • Please cancel your registration at least one week in advance in case you can't make it (cf. cancellation & no-show policy).

Acknowledged as?

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