Faculty and students increasingly recognize the important proficiencies that post-secondary work in our field of study develops. But as members of (and advocates for) our discipline, how can we help guide graduates as they explain their skill sets to people outside of higher education? As AHA executive director, James Grossman, has written, “we are reminded regularly that success often goes to whoever can articulate the most compelling narrative” (“History Isn't a 'Useless' Major:. It Teaches Critical Thinking, Something America Needs Plenty More Of,” Los Angeles Times, May 30, 2016). The panel focuses attention on this critical, sensible, and practical question facing students who want to enter the private or public sector. How do we make our graduates more effective communicators of their own talents? Participants will discuss: the results of recent employer surveys; the effects of “web crawler” programs on the language of skills sets; new programs to assist bachelor’s recipients moving into employment; and the experience of history graduates in job interviews across a range of careers.