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CURRICULUM VITAE Overhaulin!
How is a CV different froma resume?§ Length § Résumé = brief(er) professional identity § CV = academic history (teacher, researcher & scholar) § CV is always accompanied by a cover letter. § Résumé & CV (and cover letter) should keep you from being immediately eliminated.
Organization, Layout & Structure§ Consistency § in fonts, text transformations § in margins (vertical lines) & line spacing § Parallelism § in verbiage § Spelling & grammar should be immaculate § APA should be immaculate. § Easily digested & understood § Your name should be big (probably the biggest thing on the page).
continued...Organization, Layout & Structure § Use your best document design & text formatting, but no ransom notes.
continued...Organization, Layout & Structure § Use your best document design & text formatting, but no ransom notes. § Careful using “extra returns” between lines due to Gestalt Principle of Proximity
Content§ Pay attention to opaque or missing details. § Dates are key components. Omissions will be noticed. § If for higher education, then you need “Publications” & “Presentations” § Honors is very nice. § Use the “holes” to recognize where you need to spend your time.
Logistics§ Fonts § Cross platform fonts § Ones that PDF well § Paper § Make sure it copies well.
Digital Identity§ Website § Email § Social networking § Facebook