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OVERVIEW What is a CV? What are the differences between a CV and a resume? Marketing your skills and experience Creating a successful resume Major components of a resume
What is a CV? Outlines your academic achievements and experiences Typically focuses on research and teaching experiences, which are major responsibilities of faculty positions within academia Used most often to apply for: Faculty positions Research-intensive, scientific or clinical positions Fellowships, grants or awards
What are the differences between a CV and a resume? Length is variable Used to construct a scholarly identity (detailed synopsis) describing your academic achievements/credentials Used for job searches within academia and research-oriented areas Typically 1-2 pages in length Used to construct a professional identity (around skills and experience) Used for positions outside of academia (i.e. business, non-profit, government, etc.) Both are used to get an interview! CVResume NOTE: Resumes & CVs should be tailored to the position
Major components of a resume Make your resume concise and error-free. Articulate the match between you and the position. Market your relevant skills by illustrating them in action. Leave out references. Make your resume unique and tailored to each position. Keep your resume simple and avoid being too dense. RESUMERemember to… Contact information Objective Summary of skills Education Experience Professional membership/leadership Community activities/leadership Skills Selected publications/presentations Additional information
What skills do all graduate students have? Interpretation and analysis Abstract reasoning and problem solving Research Synthesis of ideas/concepts Communication (verbal/written) Self management, initiative and motivation A questioning mindset Ability to express complex information simply And many others…
Crafting a successful resume Find a job to apply to Do your homework! Research the company or organization and the general requirements of the position Company website Online articles about the company Know about trends in the field and within that organization Read the job posting (multiple times)!
This is your first impression Introduction of yourself Your most significant and relevant experiences A fit between your skills/strengths and the job requirements A chance to move beyond the resume
Who to address the letter to? A specific individual within the organization A person with the ability to hire you Dear Mr./Ms./Dr…
Paragraph 1 Your opening Why are you writing What are you applying to Grab attention early on Demonstrate knowledge of organization
Paragraph 2-3 Tell your story Why this company? Why this position? What qualifications? What experiences? How do you fit? Provide examples
Paragraph 4 Closing time- make them want to read your resume Restate your interest Keep control if possible Provide contact information Thank them for their consideration
True or False - Interviews You should schedule your first interviews with companies in which you are most interested. FALSE You do not have to answer questions regarding age, sex, race, national origin, or marital status. TRUE Conducting an informational interview can be an effective way to find a job. TRUE It is important to discuss salary requirements early in the interview. FALSE “Tell Me About Yourself” should be no more than 2 minutes unless questioned further. TRUE Avoid eye contact with the interview since it will make the him/her uncomfortable. FALSE If you are asked any weaknesses, you should never give any. FALSE
Types of Interviews Screening On-Campus Interviews Preliminary Interviews Quick Tips Go to a quiet place Speak slowly and smile Have resume and job description in front of you
Types of Interviews continued… Hiring Interviews Immediate supervisor/director Panel or Board Interviews Series Behavioral-based Interviews Experiences, behaviors, knowledge, skills, and abilities Quick Tips STAR format Situation Task Action Result Download Interviewing Skills Guide on hireacane.com!
Salary & Benefits - Negotiations Let The Employer Make the First Salary Offer Do Not Agree Immediately Saying “okay” or “yes” to the first salary offer can leave thousands of dollars on the table. Know How Much Money You Are Worth & The Job Pays Combined experience plus research the market and costs of living. paycheckcity.com, Glassdoor.com/Salaries, naceSalarySurvey,