Having a hard time turning your C.V. into a resume? 

Translating the skills you gained during your PhD into language that makes sense to people in other industries is an art. So is figuring out how to take a many page C.V. and turn it into a one- or two-page resume that hiring managers will notice. More than that, it can be difficult to figure out how to talk about yourself as a professional after so many years of thinking of yourself as an academic. 

I've been there. And I can help. 

I write custom resumes, cover letters, and supporting documents for doctoral students, PhD graduates, postdoctoral fellows, and academic faculty who are looking to move into business, government, or non-profit. I turn your C.V. into a compelling resume that tells hiring managers you're the one they want. If you're looking for more than a resume, I can also write you cover letters, follow up notes, and post-interview thank you emails that are tailored to the job you want. 

Interested? Check out my services below and then drop me a line at melissa [at] melissadalgleish [dot] com


Are you pursuing a job search off the tenure-track? Are you having trouble figuring out how to translate your C.V. into an eye-catching and persuasive resume that will impress both HR professionals and hiring managers? Let me transform your academic job documents in a tailored resume designed to convince employers that you're the one they want. 

Cover Letters

The best cover letters are more than just a reiteration of your skills and accomplishments. Instead, they help hiring managers get a sense of who you are as a person, and what you like and value about work. Your cover letter is your chance to help people who do work you enjoy in a work environment that makes you excited to go to work find you. We'll craft the perfect, personalized cover letter together. 

Job Search Correspondence

Don't know what to say when following up about the status of your application? Want your post-interview thank you to stand out? I've got you covered with templated communications to use at various stages in the job search--that sound like you