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Academic CVLecture 15: ALES 204Dr. Jessica Laccetti
Outline What career suits your personality? CV or Résumé? Key Headings Examples Job Search Example Academic CVs Creative Ideas
About You! Take the online Jung & Briggs Myers personality test It will highlight occupations matched to that personality Add a comment on the blog about the test and whether you agree/disagree with it & note it’s use value (in your opinion) http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp
What is a résumé?A résumé is a brief document thatsummarizes youreducation, employment history, andexperiences that are relevant to yourqualifications for a particular job forwhich you are applying.
What is the purpose of a résumé? The purpose of a résumé is to get an interview.Research has shown than it takes anaverage of ten (10) interviews toreceive one (1) job offer, so yourrésumé needs to be persuasive andperfect. Given this, your résumé mustbe user-centered and persuasive.
Main DifferenceA résumé is a simpler documentwhile the CV is expected tothoroughly outline your educationand your professional history (thinkjobs, volunteerwork, publications, presentationsetc...).
CV or RésuméCV: A presentation of credentials for a research/teaching position in a university, a research institute, or company with R&D requirements.Résumé: (two pages max.) is prepared for employers outside the academic and research environment Information from the University of Waterloos Career Se
What makes a CV persuasive? Persuasiveness is directly related to usability.
Key Headings Name Presentations Address/Telephone/Email Awards/Scholarships Citizenship Professional Affiliations Research and/or Volunteer Work Professional Interests Languages Education/Professional Training/Certifications Hobbies Employment Publications
Key Headings for AcademicCVs Publications Descriptions of Research Details of Funding Awarded
Academic CV Structure Personal details - your name as the document title with contact details beneath. Education and prizes - in reverse chronological order. Focus on higher education (GCSEs are no longer relevant and front-page space is precious). Include awards and scholarships. Include the name of your doctoral supervisor and funding body. Research interests - a brief outline of past, present and future. see the section on statement of research interest
Academic CV Structure Research experience - also in reverse chronological order focus on higher education aims achievements relevant techniques responsibilities. Funding - awards for research projects or to attend meetings or conferences, prizes.
Academic CV Structure Teaching - include student demonstrating, supervision, lecturing, seminar leading, assessment, (again in reverse chronological order). Administrative experience - eg course organisation, committee membership, highlighting any positions of responsibility. Skills - specialist/technical, IT, languages, plus any skills required for the job. Professional qualifications - membership of learned
Academic CV Structure Training and development undertaken - eg teaching and learning qualifications, specialist research or analytical techniques, skills development (for example, presentations, time management, academic writing, research supervision). Publications - listing most recent first. Include journal articles, books or chapters of books, reports and patents. Attendance at conferences and seminars - highlighting any invitations to present. Always list the most recent first. References - details of two or three referees (usually at least two academic) who have given permission to be included.
Contact Information name, address, telephone number and email BUT use a professional e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Work Experience Use action words such as developed, planned and organised Even work in a shop, bar or restaurant will involve working in a team, providing a quality service to customers, and dealing tactfully with complaints Try to relate the skills to the job. A finance job will involve numeracy, analytical and problem solving skills so focus on these whereas for a marketing role you would place a bit more more emphasis on persuading and negotiating skills
Work Experience "All of my work experiences have involved working within a team-based culture. This involved planning, organisation, co-ordination and commitment e.g., in retail, this ensured daily sales targets were met, a fair distribution of tasks and effective communication amongst all staff members."
Good CVs targeted on the specific job or career area for which you are applying and brings out the relevant skills you have to offer carefully and clearly laid out: logically ordered, easy to read and not cramped informative but concise accurate in content, spelling and grammar if you mention attention to detail as a skill, make sure your spelling and grammar is perfect!
Targeted to SpecificEmployer It is very important to do some research: Look on: Company website Job advertisement Any publications about the company (magazine articles, etc.)
Targeted What is the essential criteria Sprinkle these words throughout your cv Most organisations use software to scan cvs for these key elements
Activity Look for a job that you might like to do now or in the future Read the ad. and note the required and desirable criteria Share, with the person next to you, how you would tailor your experience to match up with ONE of the required skills 10 minutes