Presentation on theme: "“Resume VS. CV” Presented by: Liz Herrera Assistant Director University of Illinois at Chicago SPH Career Services."— Presentation transcript:
1 “Resume VS. CV”Presented by: Liz Herrera Assistant Director University of Illinois at Chicago SPH Career Services
2 Highlights Curriculum Vitae vs. Resume Keys to an excellent CV Converting a CV to a resumeResume StrategiesFinal thoughts
3 Curriculum Vitae vs. Resume Latin for course of my lifeProfessional archive of everything one has done related to scholarly workCV addresses academic preparation, teaching, presentations, publications, research and service to the profession; academiaMultiple pages in lengthCV has multiple functions (job seeking, research opportunity, professional archive, soliciting grants, tenure, promotion) Required in doctoral degree environments.Used in higher education (Faculty, Research and administrative posts)Curriculum VitaeSummarizes education and experience specifically tailored to your employment objectiveFocuses on work experience and skills; industry focusedBrief and concise (bullet points)1-2 pages in lengthThe resume would highlight your skills and achievements above all other thingsResume
4 Assess the Employer Perspective For both the CV and Resume Read the job description, mission statementReview the websiteResearch organization or institutionJobsites to Consider
5 Is there a “typical” CV format? There is no one size fits allA good CV emphasizes what is important in your disciplineUse incomplete sentences (Never start with “I” or “My”)Begin with powerful action verbsShort phrases are appropriate in a CV (bullets are ok too)
6 Always remember to prioritize information! Common CV HeadingsAcademic BackgroundInstitution Name, Program Area, Dissertation and Committee Supervisor, Dissertation Title or TopicTeaching ExperienceResearch ExperienceClinical ExperiencesFellowshipsLanguagesPublicationsPresentationsServiceSpecial AwardsProfessional AffiliationsDepartmental / Community ServiceReference listAlways remember to prioritize information!
7 Sample Headings RESEARCH Research Interests Publications Presentations Grants & AwardsLab ExperienceSubmitted ArticlesFellowshipsStatistical SoftwareTEACHINGUniversity TeachingTeaching FellowshipsTeaching AssistantshipsTechnology Integration in TeachingLecturesMentoring
8 Publications and Presentations Include academic workList any paper presentations, conference presentations, speaking engagementsUse style accepted by your discipline:APA: psychology, education, and other social sciences.MLA: literature, arts, and humanities.AMA: medicine, health, and biological sciences.
9 Keys to an Excellent CVIt is crucial that the CV represent your experience, accomplishments, expertise, and special professional qualities in the most positive manner possible. The visual impact of the CV provides the initial message about your attention to detail and thoroughness.Is it well designed, organized, and attractive?Are categories of information clearly labeled?Is it easy to find certain sections of interest to search committee members?Has your advisor reviewed and critiqued it?Have you avoided using acronyms?Has it been proofread several times to eliminate typos?Does it thoroughly represent all your qualifications?Source:
10 References Typical on a CV Last section on CV List names, titles, affiliations, phone,Include references you trust!Include on a separate page for the resume
11 Converting a CV to a Resume Positions outside of academia will most likely ask for a resume Focus on skills that cater to the specific area: student services, social services, advising, private industry, “Snap Shot” of your qualificationsYour resume can be “selective”. Trim down or omit Research and PublicationsKeep in mind that your resume must abide by the 30 second ruleBegin with a summary of qualifications – lead off with your strengths as it relates to the positionUse bullet points, begin with action verbs
12 Resume Writing Getting Started… Do preliminary research Find out general information about the company you wish to work forWhat are the desired skills and qualities?Key Values and WordsAssess your skills, qualities, strengths, experience, etc.
13 What do you have to offer? Build your list of…work experiencepracticum experiencespecial course projectsactivitiesclubslanguagestechnical skillsvolunteer workacademics
14 Resume SectionsCareer Profile, Summary of Qualifications, Career ObjectiveEducation (Begin with the most current)Work History - (Work Experience, Professional Experience, Related Experience, Additional Experience )Volunteer, Internships, Community, Clinical, Grant Writing, ResearchSkills (Include level of proficiency- proficient, familiar with, basic knowledge of…)In these sections be sure to address your audience, be brief, be clear and begin with action verbs!
15 Resume GuidelinesBe tailored to fit your individual situation and background (customize to the position)Highlight strengths and relevant pointsQuantify (use numbers, percentages, accomplishments)Begin statements with powerful action verbsOne to two pages: Detailed, Concise, and SpecificDescribes qualifications, education, and relevant work experienceIndustry “Speak”Strong Action VerbsConcrete descriptionsQuantifiable Outcomes (Results)Discuss Impact
16 Deliver the goods up front… Before:Responsible for developing a Health Risk Assessment training for IH technicians.After:Developed Health Risk Assessment protocol training, ensuring industrial hygiene (IH) technicians were prepared to assess health hazards with chemical, biological, and physical hazards.
17 Use Action Verbs & Buzzwords Action verbs create a strong impact on the reader. They increase the strength of your skills and experience and make potential employers take notice.CoordinateManageFacilitateDevelopImplementResearchTrainCommunicateIdentifyAdvocateInvestigatePrepareEvaluateReport
18 Be concise, but descriptive Developed on-site healthcare presentations at a community based organization for women with drug-related offenses, educating them on the health effects of addiction.Evaluated and made recommendations for proper effectiveness to protect employees from the hazards of entry into permit-required confined spaces.Initiated and directed the conversion from manual tracking of incomplete patient records to an automated tracking system.Saved $10K annually by systemizing procedures for submitting monthly data on state and federal contracts.Served as a member of a team selected to write and implement $50,000 grant proposal to develop innovative programs addressing childhood obesity.Focus on results and quantify:Conducted and reviewed over 300 comprehensive industrial hygiene evaluations and special surveys for various industry settings at several U.S. Air Force installations worldwide.Source: Enelow, Wendy S., Kursmark, Louise M.. (2010). Expert Resumes For Health Careers. Indianapolis: Jist Works
19 Final Resume Tips Prioritize bullet points / Categories Keep format organized and consistentAvoid the use of “I” or “my”Stick with two fonts at mostUse action verbsQuantify and use field terminologyAvoid using templatesKeep it to 1-2 pagesReferences go on a separate page (no need for “references available upon request”)Avoid underlining in most instancesHave enough white spaceEdit and proofread for possible errors
20 SourcesCoghill-Behrends, W., Anthony, R. (2001) CV Handbook: A curriculum vitae owner’s manual. PhD Books, LLC, Publisher.https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/641/01/Enelow, Wendy S., Kursmark, Louise M.. (2010). Expert Resumes For Health Careers. Indianapolis: Jist Works