STEP 2: Résumé Hierarchy & Design Strategy

CV-to-Résumé Conversion Coaching for UC Grad Students

Book one or more 30-minute screen-sharing sessions with Jared Redick and/or UCLA PhD, Dana Linda to wire-frame your career chronology within the context of today's résumé design standards.

Session objectives: Develop a multi-level hierarchy that simplifies a complex career narrative into a clear, cohesive design that's understood at a glance.

Pre-session requirements: Review and understand the five Case Studies & Exhibits you received during Step 1, so you hit the ground running during this appointment.

Post-session deliverables: Receive a Word doc with your work-in-progress custom résumé hierarchy/framework. Remember, résumé design/hierarchy/framework is basically an elaborate outline of institution names, job titles, and dates around which you can later build out your résumé—in tandem with the content strategy you developed during Step 1 (JDA Interpretation & Content Planning Session).


  • These sessions blaze by quickly! Depending on the complexity of your story, you may need to book more than one session during this step. Booking frequency is fully within your control, with the only limitation being The Résumé Studio's schedule and availability. We suggest waiting until each session has concluded before booking the next appointment.
  • A UCLA PhD (Dana Linda) may shadow or lead (under my guidance) one or more of the sessions that you book at this reduced rate. I am training Dana to one day serve as a fully-qualified resource. If you are uncomfortable with the possibility of Dana shadowing or leading your session under my guidance, do not book this session. Instead, use this page to book a session with me at full price.