Agenda What is the difference between curriculum vitae (CV) and a resume? Thats the purpose of a resume Mistakes What the employers want to see? Conventional Resume Supporting Documents Structure for an E-mail How to apply for scholarships funded by US dept of state Video Resume
What is the difference between a curriculum vitae (CV)and a resume? A resume is a one or two page summary of your skills, experience and education - no more than a page or two. A Curriculum Vitae includes a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience awards, honors, and other details.
Thats the purpose of a resume The employer has no idea who you are. Your resume represents you. Makes you a person of interest to employers and that will give you an opportunity to meet the employer face to face.
Mistakes 1. Font Faults 2. No boarder 3. No word CV 4. Just ink black 5. Incorrect Spelling 6. Breaks 7. Statement End (.) 8. No links 9. No objectives 10. No signature 11. Your entire employment history does not need to be listed 12. Write professionally, avoiding slang 13. Missing personal Information (Phone number – Email – Address - Military Status)
What the employers want to see? Personal details Name Address Date of birth Telephone number E-mail Military Status Education Faculty &University Graduation year GPA (Grade) Master Degree or PHD Degree Internships & Work Experiences Company name Position & Dept Duties & Responsibilities & Achievements Period of time
Courses Name of the course When & Where Extracurricular Activities Member & Founder Role (optional) Skills Personal languages Computers Other (Conferences – Events – Hobbies –Interests …ect)
Conventional Resume Conventional Resume means you take care of content not the lay-out Don’t try to distract the employer with Tricky Resume Tricky Resume means using more than one Color, Boarder, Photos…ect