Writing CV
What is a CV?
• An outline of a person's educational and profes
sional history, usually prepared for job applicat
ions pre...
Continued….
• A presentation of everything that you have
done in your career including, all work
experience, all education...
Continued….
• Main objective; of a CV is to give the
employer all necessary information to create
an overview of the perso...
Contents of CV
• Your name and contact information,
• An overview of your education,
• Your academic and related employmen...
Sequence of contents
• Typically, the first item on a CV for a job
candidate directly out of grad school will start
with t...
Action words
• Action words are words used to put extra
power in your CV.
• These words are power words that put that
spec...
Standard curriculum vitae format
• There is not one standard format. Different
emphases/conventions in different disciplin...
Continued….
• Resources such as The Curriculum Vitae
Handbook by Rebecca Anthony and Gerald
Roe (Rudi Publishing: Iowa Cit...
Continued….
• As your experiences and strengths are
different, so format you CV by adapting
specifically to your situation...
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Writing cv

  1. 1. Writing CV
  2. 2. What is a CV? • An outline of a person's educational and profes sional history, usually prepared for job applicat ions prepared by persons applying for job. • An overview of your life's accomplishments, most specifically those that are relevant to the academic domain. • A summary of your work experience and education, used for job applications
  3. 3. Continued…. • A presentation of everything that you have done in your career including, all work experience, all educations, diplomas, honours, project you worked on. • Purpose; While applying for a new job, your CV could be just the ticket to get you that initial foot in the door and secure an interview
  4. 4. Continued…. • Main objective; of a CV is to give the employer all necessary information to create an overview of the person applying for a job so that he can decide whom to choose for an interview.
  5. 5. Contents of CV • Your name and contact information, • An overview of your education, • Your academic and related employment (especially teaching, editorial, or administrative experience), • Your research projects (including conference papers and publications), • And your departmental and community service.
  6. 6. Sequence of contents • Typically, the first item on a CV for a job candidate directly out of grad school will start with the candidate's education listed in reverse chronological order. • After that, the earlier a particular block of information comes, the more emphasis will be placed on that. Thus, the most important information should come first.
  7. 7. Action words • Action words are words used to put extra power in your CV. • These words are power words that put that special something into your CV, and can make it stand out from the crowd. • It helps you to show yourself as being determined by using these action words in your wordings and phrases. • They work well when you describe what you have achieved in your Career.
  8. 8. Standard curriculum vitae format • There is not one standard format. Different emphases/conventions in different disciplines. • Find as many examples as possible of CVs by people in your discipline who have recently been on the job market. • Make use of the Internet to find CV samples in your discipline.
  9. 9. Continued…. • Resources such as The Curriculum Vitae Handbook by Rebecca Anthony and Gerald Roe (Rudi Publishing: Iowa City, 1994) also include sample CVs for various disciplines • The Academic Job Search Handbook (3rd Edition), by Mary Morris Heiberger and Julia Miller Vick also provides sample CV's
  10. 10. Continued…. • As your experiences and strengths are different, so format you CV by adapting specifically to your situation. • The curriculum vitae is a living document, which will reflect the developments in a scholar/teacher's career, and thus should be updated frequently. • See handouts for other details

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