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    Resume LAB

    Monday, 3 June, 2019 - 09:30
    Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus
    Building B
    Career Center


    That is the time recruiters in an eye-tracking study dedicated to evaluating a resume.

    When you want to explore what your career options are outside of academia, your 30-something page academic CV won’t cut it. A leaner version is in order.

    To help you put your academic resume on a diet, the VUB Career Center is launching Resume LAB: a re-occurring interactive workshop to help you translate your academic skillset to a non-academic resume. This initiative will be organized at both campuses.

    During a Resume LAB session you will:

    •Learn to think from the perspective of a recruiter;
    •Get an idea of what a non-academic resume can look like;
    •Become aware of the skills that you have been developing as a researcher;
    •Be encouraged to think in terms of ambitions, achievements, impact, strengths;
    •Learn how to ‘talk the lingo’ of the industry/sector you are interested in;
    •Realize that the effort of tailoring your story pays off;
    •Be strengthened in your experimenting mindset;
    •Receive feedback from your peers and career coordinator.

    What to bring?

    •Your academic CV
    •Your non-academic resume (if you have one)
    •Tools to work on your resume (computer, pen & paper…)
    •Working attitude (because it really is intended to be a workshop)


    When:   June 3th, 9:30-12:00 at Campus Etterbeek: Career Center

    Register here (max 15 participants)

    We kindly ask you to register only once and only when you can actually participate. In case you have already registered but are not able to participate, please be so kind as to notify us by sending an e-mail to doctoral.schools@vub.be so we can offer your place to one of your PhD colleagues on the waiting list.

    Please be aware of the fact that the cancellation and no-show policy of VUB applies. Cancellation of your participation is only allowed up to 48 hours before the start of the course. Otherwise, the policy as described on the doctoral school website will be followed.

    Registration Rules: https://student.vub.be/en/phd/doctoral-training#registration
    No Show Policyhttps://student.vub.be/en/regulations-and-forms#phd