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1 Developing and Enhancing your CV
UK Preparing Future Faculty Program


3 Curriculum Vitae (CV) “course of life”
Much more detailed than a résumé Summarizes your educational background & experiences Can be useful to your references when writing letters for you; awards, consulting….

4 CV vs. Resume CV Résumé May be 1 to 30+ pages Usually 1-2 pages
More suitable for academic institutions, nonprofits Doesn’t have “objective” but may have brief statement of research interests Often tailored to specific institutional type or emphasis Format is conventional and conservative Résumé Usually 1-2 pages More suitable for corporate jobs Often contains a “career objective” Usually generic and used for a range of jobs Format may be graphically creative

5 2 uses of the CV In the United States, a "CV" or "vitae" is "a comprehensive, biographical statement emphasizing your professional qualifications and activities." It is used in pursuit of an academic or research position. In other countries, the CV is the standard résumé, although the format and some of the information may differ from customary practice in the U.S.

6 CV contents Dependable contact information; include web page if professional and adds value Education (include degree status, advisor, dissertation title, completion date) Teaching experiences Research experiences Employment (professional) Honors, awards, patents Grants, fellowships Publications Presentations Special skills, languages Service (professional) Licenses and certificates Professional organizations and conferences Complete reference contact information (mail, phone, , fax) May have short (2-3 sentence research summary)

7 A typical CV starts with …
Higher Education: Ph.D., university, location, dates Dissertation title Advisor Graduate Certificates or other certs. M.A. university, location, date Thesis title (optional) B.A., major, university, location, date (Could add study abroad experience, etc.)

8 Experience Place highlights and strengths first in order of most recent experience Tailor the order in which you list your experiences according to the job requirements and emphases Required info for experiences: Title, dates, institution, location (city/state or city/country) Description of duties Use statements NOT sentences Format with bullets at the beginning of each statement (paragraphs are too much to read) Begin each statement with an action verb Use present tense if still performing in a certain job Use past tense for jobs in the past

9 “Experience” may be multiple sections
Teaching Experience Research Experience Clinical Experience Relevant non-academic experience …. Use organization of your CV to highlight information relevant to the particular position

10 Other categories might include
Research Overview Consulting Experience, Academic Service Presentations and Publications Committee Work Refereed Journal Articles Advising Outreach Conference Presentations Workshop Presentations Invited Addresses Colloquia Editorial Appointments Book Reviews Gallery Talks Keynote Addresses Areas of Expertise (Specialization, Competence) Graduate Practica Internships Specialized Training/Skills Teaching Assistantships Awards Grants Funded Projects Exhibitions Languages Professional Memberships etc….

11 Your CV Should be concise, well-written (clear, jargon-free)
Proofread carefully – no misspellings or grammar errors, get details correct Professional look and feel Be realistic and honest Communicate degree status appropriately Easy to scan visually and organized so that important information is easily found 12-point font, easily readable Single-sided printing; white paper Your name on every page; pages numbered No gimmicks No offensive or provocative language or examples Consistent formatting High-quality printing or pdf

12 Important Points There is NO one best format – you may have a couple of versions depending on the type of institution to which you are applying (teaching vs research emphasis). Know what styles and formats are common in your discipline. Citation formats should be in appropriate disciplinary style (APA, MLA, Chicago, …) Look at lots of CVs, and get lots of feedback, before you submit yours.

13 DO Include relevant information Reverse chronological order Provide accurate contact information ( address that you check regularly; phone with voic ) Include information about undergraduates and/or graduate students you have mentored in research Don’t Include GPA, birth date, Social Security #, Marital status, hobbies, sex, race, religion, politics, exam scores, high school activities, license numbers Mix font styles Include “non-professional” addresses or other non-professional information

14 No padding!

15 As a graduate student Generally you will lump together more categories on your CV than will faculty. As you gain experience you will want to refine categories and distinguish more types of experiences. “Publications," for you, might include everything. Later on you will definitely need to distinguish between "Refereed Articles" and "Articles" and "Reviews" and "Book Reviews," etc… Make sure and know what the norm is for your discipline! More experiences call for more specific categories

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