Résumé/CV Writing for Graduate Students in EducationMolly Steen
What this workshop     will cover   Overview of Résumés and CVs   Specific Sections of the CV and the Résumé
Resume                   v.     CV: Résumé                           Curriculum Vitae                                  A c...
Curriculum Vitae - length   A CV for a recent Master’s or Doctoral    graduate would normally be 3-5 pages.   For someon...
Basic Categories for aCurriculum Vitae   Contact info   Education   Experience       Use appropriate and thoughtfully ...
CV: Education   List most recent degree first. Include    institution, academic discipline, city, state,    and date degr...
CV: Experience   List in reverse chronological order, with    descriptive statements and    achievements.   Include sub-...
CV: Additional Categories   Areas of expertise:    Use this to demonstrate areas you are qualified to teach – beyond    c...
CV: Even MorePossible Categories   Symposia   Military Service   Awards/Scholarships/Honors   Exhibitions
A sample CV   From the CV Doctor Returns
The last word…   We’re here to help:       Grad student drop in hours           Tues. 1-2 and Fri. 11-12       Drop in...
Additional Information onCVs   Books in CRR      Developing A Professional Vita or Resume      The Global Resume and CV G...
The Résumé   Brief, focused. Purpose is to “advertise”   Allows flexibility and creativity with    respect to format, co...
Steps to Take BeforeWriting   Define your objective. (Consider Career Leader)   Review your work experience, skills, etc...
Basic Categories for aRésumé Contact info Objective Education Experience
Additional Categories(optional)   Honors   Activities   Community Service   Special Skills, e.g., relevant computer sk...
Objectives   An objective shows what you want and/or    what you have to offer.   A research and development engineer   ...
Education   Include institution, degree, academic    discipline, actual or expected graduation    date.
Experience   Determine how to organize the résumé       What will promote your best experiences for the        position ...
Describe Skills or WorkExperience   Use action verbs   Focus on accomplishments   Be concrete and specific.   Quantify...
Experience   Teaching Assistant, University of California,Santa Barbara, CA      Taught child development to over 100 un...
Skills   Teaching      Taught advanced physics to over 100 students.      Designed course materials and prepared lectur...
Language for Résumés andCVs   Phrases rule   Avoid personal pronouns   Use descriptive language   Avoid acronyms
Aesthetics   Easy to read   Use eye relief techniques   Use easy-to-read fonts
References   “Available upon request” – optional   Prepare separate page of references       Ask permission       Prov...
Reference Page   References for Susana Searcher       name       title       organization       work address       w...
Additional Resources forCV and Résumé   Obtain a critique from a career    counselor   Consult examples from books in Ca...
Last minute tips   Use eyes of others   Be positive and be persistent   Be truthful and accurate
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CV/Resume Writing Workshop by Molly Steen

  1. 1. Résumé/CV Writing for Graduate Students in EducationMolly Steen
  2. 2. What this workshop will cover Overview of Résumés and CVs Specific Sections of the CV and the Résumé
  3. 3. Resume v. CV: Résumé Curriculum Vitae A comprehensive summaryA brief advertisement intendedto evoke interest and action. of qualifications.Used in industry & the private Used in education andsector – and community research/scientificcolleges institutions.A focused marketing piecepresenting information relevant A detailed and inclusiveto the position sought document about an applicant’s past
  4. 4. Curriculum Vitae - length A CV for a recent Master’s or Doctoral graduate would normally be 3-5 pages. For someone with extensive professional experience, it could run much longer.
  5. 5. Basic Categories for aCurriculum Vitae Contact info Education Experience  Use appropriate and thoughtfully sequenced sub-categories References
  6. 6. CV: Education List most recent degree first. Include institution, academic discipline, city, state, and date degrees conferred (or expected). Include titles of dissertations and theses. Consider including attendance at institutions where you did not earn a degree when this information highlights specialized study or geographic location.
  7. 7. CV: Experience List in reverse chronological order, with descriptive statements and achievements. Include sub-sections on teaching, research, community service.  Include as appropriate: graduate assistantships, internships, postdoctoral fellowships, etc. Non-academic positions? Include under “Other Experience”.
  8. 8. CV: Additional Categories Areas of expertise: Use this to demonstrate areas you are qualified to teach – beyond courses already taught. Publications: Include research papers, pamphlets, monographs, articles, etc. Presentations and Workshops: State the title of papers presented, poster sessions conducted, names of conferences, locations, and dates. Committees and Appointments: List your titles, names of committees, locations, dates, and, if appropriate, results achieved. Professional Affiliations: List in alphabetical order or in order of importance.
  9. 9. CV: Even MorePossible Categories Symposia Military Service Awards/Scholarships/Honors Exhibitions
  10. 10. A sample CV From the CV Doctor Returns
  11. 11. The last word… We’re here to help:  Grad student drop in hours  Tues. 1-2 and Fri. 11-12  Drop in hours for everyone M-F 11-4  Individual appointments Best wishes on your job search!
  12. 12. Additional Information onCVs Books in CRR Developing A Professional Vita or Resume The Global Resume and CV Guide
  13. 13. The Résumé Brief, focused. Purpose is to “advertise” Allows flexibility and creativity with respect to format, content, and style. Purpose is to get you an interview.
  14. 14. Steps to Take BeforeWriting Define your objective. (Consider Career Leader) Review your work experience, skills, etc. to identify what’s relevant. Read the job description. Highlight skills and qualities the employer is seeking. Conduct research on the position or occupation (e.g. “editor”), noting skills used. Emphasize on your résumé how you have used these skills.
  15. 15. Basic Categories for aRésumé Contact info Objective Education Experience
  16. 16. Additional Categories(optional) Honors Activities Community Service Special Skills, e.g., relevant computer skills, lab skills, languages Research Projects Affiliations or Memberships Travel
  17. 17. Objectives An objective shows what you want and/or what you have to offer. A research and development engineer position in the manufacturing industry A position in publishing to utilize my skills in writing, editing, and my knowledge of cross- cultural education.
  18. 18. Education Include institution, degree, academic discipline, actual or expected graduation date.
  19. 19. Experience Determine how to organize the résumé  What will promote your best experiences for the position to the top of the résumé?
  20. 20. Describe Skills or WorkExperience Use action verbs Focus on accomplishments Be concrete and specific. Quantify:  e.g. “Taught over one hundred undergraduate students.”  e.g. “Supervised a staff of three.”  e.g. “Increased production efficiency by 75%.”
  21. 21. Experience Teaching Assistant, University of California,Santa Barbara, CA  Taught child development to over 100 undergraduate students .  Designed course materials and prepared weekly lectures.  Received Award of Merit for teaching service. (9/10-present) Curriculum Assistant, Miami-Dade College, Miami, FL  Assisted in writing of course competencies.  Prepared materials and forms in accordance with College standards and requirements.  Collaborated closely with other curriculum development team members. (9/08-8/10)
  22. 22. Skills Teaching  Taught advanced physics to over 100 students.  Designed course materials and prepared lectures.  Provided orientation training to incoming employees.  Received Award of Merit for teaching service. Management  Reconciled daily receipts of up to $1500.  Selected and supervised three employees.  Oversaw department in manager’s absence. Work History  Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 9/10-present  Assistant Manager, J.C.Penneys, Stockton, CA Summers 2008-2010
  23. 23. Language for Résumés andCVs Phrases rule Avoid personal pronouns Use descriptive language Avoid acronyms
  24. 24. Aesthetics Easy to read Use eye relief techniques Use easy-to-read fonts
  25. 25. References “Available upon request” – optional Prepare separate page of references  Ask permission  Provide a copy of your résumé to your referrers  Thank your referrers
  26. 26. Reference Page References for Susana Searcher  name  title  organization  work address  work phone number and email address  context
  27. 27. Additional Resources forCV and Résumé Obtain a critique from a career counselor Consult examples from books in Career Resources
  28. 28. Last minute tips Use eyes of others Be positive and be persistent Be truthful and accurate

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