2What is a CV?The term “curriculum vitae” comes from the Latin Curriculum (course) and Vitae (life): The course of one’s life.A Curriculum Vitae includes a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details.It is similar to a résumé.It can be used to secure a job but it’s used primarily when applying for academic, education or scientific research positions as well as fellowships or grants (hint: financial aid for college).
3Objective + Requirements To prepare and format a working list of accomplishments and strong points for future education and employmentCVs must be at least 2 pages. Subheadings with an asterisk (*) are optional for inclusion on the final product. You must include a minimum of 7 sections. The final product should be typed, professional looking, uploaded to turnitin.com and on time.
4Resume vs. curriculum vitae Contentall- inclusive summary area-specificLengthShort As long as it needs to bePurposeTo get employment (or interview) To detail background andand qualifications
5Curriculum Vita (vitae) Note “vitae” (vee-tie or vee-te) is the plural form;“vita” (vee-tuh) is singular
6Why work on this now??? Time goes by fast… Helps you organize important things for your future career (which organizations to join; what is missing….Assists in setting goals….Assists in getting letters of recommendations or applying for other programs/committees
7CV section subheadings Personal DetailsPersonal attributes and strengthsExperience, skills, and languageAchievements and honorsCommunity InvolvementJob History*Education, qualifications, and certificationsHobbies and interestsReferences
8Using Action verbsUse action verbs when writing the phrases to describe yourself, strengths, achievements, etc. on the CV worksheetAction Verbs give your resume power and direction.
16Action verbs Creative skills illustrated instituted integrated introduced invented originated performed planned revitalized shapedacted conceptualized created designed developed directed established fashioned founded