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  • 1.  ResumesVS CVs Purpose of a Resume Purpose of a CV Resume Formats & Content CV Formats & Content Differences Between a CV and a Resume Resume/CV Dos and Don’ts Cover Letters Research Statements
  • 2.  Resumes are required for an Industry JobSearch Process Resumes are the writteninventory of your work experience andaccomplishments, skill set, career andeducational highlightsCVs are requiredby environments that demand doctoraldegrees – SAM communities CVs are a chronological representation ofcredentials – “the course of one’s life”
  • 3.  MarketingTool Key component in the job search process To get you an interview Resumes are as unique and individual as theindividuals they represent Tailored to the specific job.
  • 4.  Important piece of documentation Key component in the search for scientific,academic, or medical positions Usually accompanied by a cover letter and aresearch statement To highlight your credentials CV follows a specific structure Only one version of a CV is enough.
  • 5.  Reverse Chronological – Lists your experiences in reversechronological order, beginning with most recent position. Functional – Promotes and headlines skills andaccomplishments, without emphasizing where or when you developedthose skills. Combination – Utilizes reverse chronological order as well asorganizes experiences in order of importance.
  • 6.  What opportunity are you seeking? What is your specific background that relatesto this opportunity? What are the roles, relevant work experiencesand education that provided you with thisexperience? What are your unique accomplishments?
  • 7.  Easy to read – Resume should be in a consistent format and thereader should have a clear understanding of who you are. Easy to find out what you are good at – effectiveformatting, clear articulate language and pertinent information willenable the reader to access what is important. Length of Resume – Keep your resume concise – make everyword count – 2 page optimum.
  • 8.  Contact Information Profile Summary Skill Set vs. Objective Work Experience Education Professional Associations and Membership.
  • 9.  Avoid use of confusing terms or acronyms Avoid use of long sentences or paragraphs Focus on concise factual statements Emphasize hard skills, e.g. computersoftware applications Focus on specific action verbs.
  • 10.  Show a progressive history of success (increasedresponsibilities, promotions, etc) Address specific accomplishments – PARstatements Identify your unique achievements withinorganizations Provide metrics that support theseaccomplishments.
  • 11.  Project: Recognized a need for an interactive videodisc/computerdatabase for students and faculty Action : Analyzed database and procedural requirements anddesigned an interactive tool Result : Installed in MIT Libraries Putting it all together : Identified the need for and led thedesign and delivery of a database project which resulted in easier accessof information for faculty, students and staff through MIT Libraries.
  • 12.  1.Think about an accomplishment or project thatyou wish to include in your resume.With apartner, describe the issue or challenges thatyou addressed 2.Write down the following: (P)What was the issue and subsequent project (A)What actions you took using action verbs (R)The result or impact of the project.
  • 13.  AcademicCV ExecutiveCV InternationalCV .
  • 14.  Easy to Read – line item presentation of yourcredentials and academic history Must have▪ Professional▪ Address▪ Educational▪ History▪ Honors and Awards▪ Publications References Length of CVs – no restrictions; 5 -10 pages is optimum.
  • 15. ▪ Contact Information▪ Education/Doctoral Dissertation▪ Medical orAcademic Posts▪ Research – with mentors and institutions▪ Publications▪ Teaching▪ Presentations▪ Honors and Awards▪ Appointments▪ Committees▪ Other Activities .
  • 16.  Not included or required in a Resume – can be anaddendum Typically required and listed in a CV – veryimportant piece of information for in academicsearches Consistent list between CV and applications foracademic positions▪ Up to 5 reference letters are required in academic searches▪ Post Doc mentor and Ph. D. mentor come first – mostimportant.
  • 17. Category CurriculumVitae ResumeEssence A full list of your professionaland educational historyA summary of your experience andskills that are most pertinent to thejobLength Not restricted; 5 - 10 –optimum for a seasonedacademic1 to 2 pagesUsage SAM/Science – Academia -Medical positionsEvery other type of job outside ofacademia and research sciencePublications Yes – full list RarelyStyle andFormatNot important; contentmattersVery important/Make it easy to readand followNumber ofversionsOne is enough/minormodifications are OKMany version/Tailor to each job ofinterestReferences Yes No
  • 18.  Do not include personal information inresume or academicCV Do not send a photograph Do not embellish your resume/CV with falsestatements Do not use full sentences or pronouns Do not use abbreviations or acronyms
  • 19.  Obtain an objective review of yourresume/CV Share your resume/CV with a colleague in thespecific department that you are targetingfor a job Keep updating resume and CV Be true to the facts.
  • 20.  Cover Letters – Industry Job Search Cover Letter +Resume = Industry Job Search Paragraph 1 – Express interest in opportunity + How youfound out about it Paragraph 2 – What you have to offer to the potentialemployer; specific matches between your qualificationsand the job Paragraph 3- follow up and next steps
  • 21.  Cover Letter + CV = Academic Job Search Paragraph 1 – Express interest in opportunity +funding situation Paragraphs 2/3 –Work/mentors as a Post Doc +work/mentors as a Ph.D. Paragraph 4 – Future research focus Paragraph 5 –follow up andnext steps
  • 22.  Research Summary Graduate Research (mentor + lab) Post Doctoral Research (mentor + lab) Future Research Plans (may include abstracts) Optimum is 3-5 pages; may be more if abstracts areincluded Educational Plan/Teaching Plan may also be required