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Curriculum Vitae Curriculum Vitae. What’s a CV? Curricula vitae Curricula vitae Latin “course of life” Latin “course of life” Used for international,

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1 Curriculum Vitae Curriculum Vitae

2 What’s a CV? Curricula vitae Curricula vitae Latin “course of life” Latin “course of life” Used for international, professional, or academic positions Used for international, professional, or academic positions Used for application purposes as well as means for introducing invited speakers Used for application purposes as well as means for introducing invited speakers

3 How is a CV different than a Resume? Longer (2+ pages) Longer (2+ pages) Content Content Summary of academic, teaching, research, publications, honors, and service Summary of academic, teaching, research, publications, honors, and service Purpose Purpose Career biography Career biography

4 Contents of a Standard CV Contact information Contact information Professional objective Professional objective Professional licenses and certifications Professional licenses and certifications Education Education Work experience Work experience Clinical rotation experiences Clinical rotation experiences Presentations Presentations Publications Research experience Scholarly activities Awards and honors Grants Professional memberships Community service activities References

5 Contents of Standard CV Complete contact information Complete contact information Use permanent mailing address Use permanent mailing address Consider including campus address, but indicate which is permanent mailing address Consider including campus address, but indicate which is permanent mailing address Include your address Include your address Professional objective Professional objective The more specific the better The more specific the better Taylor to each position you target Taylor to each position you target Residency versus clinical position Residency versus clinical position

6 Contents of Standard CV Professional licenses/certifications Professional licenses/certifications Include licensure/certification numbers Include licensure/certification numbers Education Education Degree completion dates Degree completion dates Major Major Institution attended Institution attended Work experience Work experience Title of position, dates of employment Title of position, dates of employment Name of institution, location Name of institution, location Description of experience, responsibilities, and achievements Description of experience, responsibilities, and achievements

7 Contents of Standard CV Clinical rotation experiences Clinical rotation experiences As student list clerkship experiences similar to work experiences As student list clerkship experiences similar to work experiences List rotation site, preceptor, short description of activities List rotation site, preceptor, short description of activities Presentations Presentations List titles, audience, dates List titles, audience, dates Include academic presentations to highlight communication skills Include academic presentations to highlight communication skills

8 Contents of Standard CVs Publications/Posters Publications/Posters List all publications List all publications Include newsletters, case reports, original research Include newsletters, case reports, original research Research experiences Research experiences List any research experiences (lab technician, data collection experience) List any research experiences (lab technician, data collection experience) Describe research skills developed Describe research skills developed Scholarly activities Scholarly activities List involvement in special projects and activities List involvement in special projects and activities Examples: DUE projects, data collection role in study, experiences in projects on rotations Examples: DUE projects, data collection role in study, experiences in projects on rotations

9 Contents of Standard CV Awards and honors Awards and honors List specific awards, scholarships, recognitions List specific awards, scholarships, recognitions Grants Grants List grant (submitted and funded), funding source, amount, dates List grant (submitted and funded), funding source, amount, dates Professional memberships Professional memberships List membership in organizations List membership in organizations Leadership positions held and committee involvement (dates) Leadership positions held and committee involvement (dates)

10 Contents of Standard CVs Community service activities Community service activities List/describe volunteer and community service activities List/describe volunteer and community service activities Activities with student organizations Activities with student organizations CAP projects CAP projects References References Generally provided separately Generally provided separately Ask before listing someone as reference Ask before listing someone as reference Available upon request Available upon request

11 Different Versions of CVs Professional objective tailored to the position Professional objective tailored to the position Prioritize key experiences important for the position to be presented early within CV Prioritize key experiences important for the position to be presented early within CV

12 Stylistic Considerations Order of contents of CV should reflect individuals strengths and take into consideration experiences necessary for the position Order of contents of CV should reflect individuals strengths and take into consideration experiences necessary for the position Use action words when describing experiences Use action words when describing experiences Reverse chronological order Reverse chronological order Standard 8 ½ X 11 inch bond paper Standard 8 ½ X 11 inch bond paper Single side printing, preferably laser Single side printing, preferably laser Conservative, size font throughout Conservative, size font throughout Avoid excessive lines, graphics, shading, etc Avoid excessive lines, graphics, shading, etc

13 Important “Cs” of CVs Clear Clear Well-organized, content flows well Well-organized, content flows well Concise Concise Include relevant and necessary information Include relevant and necessary information Complete Complete Includes everything you need to show qualifications Includes everything you need to show qualifications Consistent Consistent Use consistent design, fonts, layout Use consistent design, fonts, layout Current Current Keep up to date, update at least annually Keep up to date, update at least annually

14 Important “Don’ts” for CVs Spelling or grammatical errors Spelling or grammatical errors Proof, proof, proof.... then proof again!! Proof, proof, proof.... then proof again!! Have numerous people review Have numerous people review Difficult to read fonts/small font size Difficult to read fonts/small font size Minimal 12 pt font, laser printer Minimal 12 pt font, laser printer Standard fonts preferred Standard fonts preferred Think conservative Think conservative Cheap paper Cheap paper White, cream, gray bond paper White, cream, gray bond paper

15 Important “Don’ts” for CVs Folding, stapling Folding, stapling Send in large envelope to companies Send in large envelope to companies Consider inserting header (upper right corner) with name Consider inserting header (upper right corner) with name “Mass” mailing “to whom it may concern” “Mass” mailing “to whom it may concern” Target specific individual within a company Target specific individual within a company Weak objective/philosophy Weak objective/philosophy Lack cover letter Lack cover letter First thing that is seen; need strong letter First thing that is seen; need strong letter

16 Cover Letters Often more important than CV when mailing information for a position Often more important than CV when mailing information for a position Need to make your letter unique to stand out from the rest Need to make your letter unique to stand out from the rest Creative/unique letters Creative/unique letters Show that you have researched the position and/or institution/company Show that you have researched the position and/or institution/company Refer to connections that you might have Refer to connections that you might have Faculty members, residents Faculty members, residents

17 Cover Letters Cover letters should be addressed to a specific individual Cover letters should be addressed to a specific individual Verify correct name spelling, title Verify correct name spelling, title First paragraph First paragraph State interest in the position State interest in the position Include several sentences which indicate interest in position and qualifications Include several sentences which indicate interest in position and qualifications “After spending a great deal of time working as an intern in a Children’s Hospital, I was interested to learn about the position for a clinical pharmacist at Children Are Us Hospital.” “After spending a great deal of time working as an intern in a Children’s Hospital, I was interested to learn about the position for a clinical pharmacist at Children Are Us Hospital.”

18 Cover Letters Second/third paragraph Second/third paragraph Refer to CV enclosed and highlight experiences that prepare you for the position Refer to CV enclosed and highlight experiences that prepare you for the position Personalize the qualities listed on CV pertinent to the position Personalize the qualities listed on CV pertinent to the position “The most enjoyable experiences I have had during my clerkships occurred during my Pediatrics rotation. Seeing the smile and sense of accomplishment on the face of the 5 year old newly diagnosed diabetic whom I taught insulin injection technique...” “The most enjoyable experiences I have had during my clerkships occurred during my Pediatrics rotation. Seeing the smile and sense of accomplishment on the face of the 5 year old newly diagnosed diabetic whom I taught insulin injection technique...” Closing statement Closing statement List contact information if any questions, enthusiasm for position, offer to provide any additional information List contact information if any questions, enthusiasm for position, offer to provide any additional information

19 Follow-up/Thank You Letters Decisions for second interviews/hiring may be influenced by your follow-up after an interview Decisions for second interviews/hiring may be influenced by your follow-up after an interview Just as important for positions no longer interested in pursuing Just as important for positions no longer interested in pursuing Thank for time Thank for time “I appreciate the time you spent with me discussing the position, however the position does not meet my career goals at this time...” “I appreciate the time you spent with me discussing the position, however the position does not meet my career goals at this time...”

20 Follow-Up/Thank You Letters Address letter to specific individual(s) Address letter to specific individual(s) Verify correct name spelling, title, etc Verify correct name spelling, title, etc Avoid generic letters Avoid generic letters Make unique by referring to discussions/experiences during interview Make unique by referring to discussions/experiences during interview Timeliness Timeliness Within 1 week of interview Within 1 week of interview

21 Follow-Up/Thank You Letters First paragraph First paragraph Indicate reason for letter/appreciation for interviewers time Indicate reason for letter/appreciation for interviewers time “Thank you for taking the time to meet with me to discuss the clinical pharmacist position at...” “Thank you for taking the time to meet with me to discuss the clinical pharmacist position at...” Second paragraph Second paragraph Express continued interest in the position, your individual contribution or “fit” with the position, understanding of positions requirements Express continued interest in the position, your individual contribution or “fit” with the position, understanding of positions requirements “After our visit, I believe the flexibility and emphasis on clinical practice of the position would fit well with my goals..” “After our visit, I believe the flexibility and emphasis on clinical practice of the position would fit well with my goals..”

22 Follow-Up/Thank You Letters Third paragraph (optional) Third paragraph (optional) Clarify misunderstandings during interview, questions about your qualifications Clarify misunderstandings during interview, questions about your qualifications “Although I know that your are looking for someone who has more experience, I feel that my...” “Although I know that your are looking for someone who has more experience, I feel that my...” Closing statement Closing statement Re-emphasize continued interest and enthusiasm for the position, contact information Re-emphasize continued interest and enthusiasm for the position, contact information

23 Skills Employers Want Communication skills Communication skills Highlight in presentations/publications Highlight in presentations/publications Teamwork/interpersonal skills Teamwork/interpersonal skills Highlight group activities in coursework Highlight group activities in coursework Computer skills Computer skills Flexibility/adaptability Flexibility/adaptability Self-confidence Self-confidence Motivation/initiative Motivation/initiative Work ethic Work ethic


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