Translating Career Skills: What You Know & What You Can Do To Land Non-Academic Jobs

When making the leap to the non-academic world, selling your skills can be tricky. After years spent working to make what is learned in research labs relevant to professionals in the field, webinar presenter Sara Langworthy will reflect on how job candidates translate not only what they know, but also what they can do, to fit those “real world” job applications.

Learn tips for more effectively describing your knowledge and skills, and using online networking tools to land non-academic jobs. Hear from panelists from a variety of backgrounds on their recommendations for making yourself the most marketable when translating skills to a new field.

Presenter Information

Sara Langworthy, Ph.D. is an educator, author, consultant and YouTuber. She is passionate about making research about children and families accessible and useful to public audiences. She works for the University of Minnesota Extension's Children, Youth & Family Consortium (CYFC) and is the author of the book Bridging the Relationship Gap: Connecting with Children Facing Adversity ( Sara is also an active YouTuber on her channel Developmental Enthusiast, and is co-founder of The Exchange Loop, an organizational advancement consulting group in the Twin Cities.


  • Format: Video
  • Length: 00:59:39
  • Release Date: September 15, 2016
  • Presenter: Sara Langworthy

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