Tuesday, December 7, 2010

How to prepare - curriculam vitae (CV)

Preparing a Curriculum Vitae (CV)

CVs and resumes both have similar purposes us marketing
documents that provide key information about your skills, experiences,
education, and personal qualities that show you as the ideal candidate.
Where a resume and curriculum vitae differ is their use, format, and

Curriculum vitae, often called a CV or vita, tends to be used
more for scientific and teaching positions than a resume. Thus, vitas
tend to provide great detail about academic and research experiences.
Where resumes tend toward brevity, vitas lean toward completeness.
Unlike resumes, there is no set format to vitas. While vitas do
not have the one-page rule of resumes, you need to walk the line between
providing a good quality of depth to showcase your qualifications and
attract potential employer interest and providing too much information
thus appearing verbose and turning off potential employer interest.
The word bio-data is rarely used these days in most job circles.
Earlier it was synonymous with the resume.

Typical categories or headings may include some or all of the

• Personal/Contact Information
Name, address, phone number(s), e-mail

• Academic Background
Postgraduate work, graduate work / degree(s), thesis /
titles, honours, undergraduate degree(s), honours

• Professional Licenses/Certifications

• Academic/Teaching Experience
Courses taught, courses introduced, innovation in teaching
and evaluations

• Technical and Specialised Skills

• Relate/Other Experience

• Professional/Academic Honours and Awards

• Professional Development
Conferences/workshops attended, other activities

• Research/Scholarly Activities

-journal articles
-conference proceedings
-chapters in books
-magazine articles
-papers presented/workshops
-work currently under submission
-work in progress

• Grants

• Service - academic, professional, community

• Academic/Research Interests

• Affiliations/Memberships

• Foreign Language Abilities/Skills

• Consulting

• VoIunteer Work

• References

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