Online CV (for EU) or Resume (for US) Help for PhD Students

Hello 👋

You’re a PhD student and you would like to update your CV?

Even better if you’re in life sciences and in Europe, because I’m French and I’ve got a PhD in Neurobiology 🎓

Well, good news!! You’re on the right page to find some help 💪

In April and May 2019, I offered to help 8 PhD students for free! This was for me to get more experience and see whether I was indeed able to give good feedback on their CVs :)


👇             Interested? Read below all the details of what I’m offering and use the form below to contact me :)            👇

Why updating your CV today?


✅ Maybe you need it for a mobility grant application, for funding applications, or an award competition, or maybe your university is asking for it?

✅ Maybe you even have a specific job application in mind, or you are planning to apply somewhere soon.

✅ Or simply you would like to take the time to reflect on your PhD experience, in particular, asking yourself which competences you’ve already developed and could already be included in your CV?

How do I work?

I like to work on paper. Therefore, when you send me your CV, I will print it and annotate it. Then I will send it back to you scanned with additional suggestions by email. If you take the ultimate package, I offer that we first chat on Skype for 30 minutes in order for me to understand your needs and to help you reflect on your own competences and on how to include them in your CV.

I am quick to respond to emails, so if you are too, we could get the Skype meeting and the two rounds of revisions done within 2 weeks from the day you contact me :) And if you need more time, we can take the time, no hurry 👍

⚠️ Resume versus CV

Throughout this page I use the term CV because this is what we use in France. However, especially if you’re from North America, every time you see me using the term CV you should hear resume.

What difference some people make between resume and CV? On this website it says:

“The CV presents a full history of your academic credentials, so the length of the document is variable. In contrast, a resume presents a concise picture of your skills and qualifications for a specific position, so length tends to be shorter and dictated by years of experience (generally 1-2 pages).”

⚠️ So, what can you send me for revision? Please send me your resume, meaning a 2 pages document summarizing your skills and qualifications, which is what I call a CV. I will not review a 10-page long document listing everything you’ve done, thanks. Thanks 👍

About me

Simply put: I care about PhD students’ well-being and I advocate for soft skills training in academia.

On this blog,, I have been talking about #MentalHealth and #SoftSkills for PhD students because for me these two subjects are linked. More about that in my first blog post:  How a doctoral program saved my PhD.

My name is Pauline, I’m French and I completed a PhD in Neurobiology in Switzerland. For more, here my CV and have a look at my About page. 🇫🇷 🇨🇭 🇪🇺

You might also be interested in this article to help you identify your own soft skills: Academics: you already have more soft skills than you think and you can prove it.

Ready to work on your CV? Contact me through this form 👇

Online CV Help


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Pauline and I did our PhD in the same lab. After working with her, I confidently can say that she is an extremely organized and thorough person. Today, she helped me to improve my CV and I am very happy with the result! :)


PhD student in Neurobiology in Switzerland

Thanks a million Pauline for your help with my CV! With a few advice it is now clearer and summarized all in one page! You helped me getting into the school I wanted and I am now a happy science teacher!


High School Science Teacher in Switzerland

I will never thank you enough Pauline for all the help and confidence you gave me to pursuit my dreams. I was finishing my scientific studies in biology and was afraid of taking the next step: moving to biotech industry! With the right words and positive attitude, you guided me through this transition and here I am, so happy with my new life!


Specialist in Biotechnology in Switzerland, UCB Pharma

I am now a postdoctoral researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University. In the final year of my PhD studies, thanks to Pauline I have been able to adapt my CV to the appropriate audience in a very short time! Her advice were really helpful, in a few weeks I got invited for an interview, it would not have been possible without Pauline! Thanks a lot


Postdoc in Neurosciences, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University