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					Curriculum vitae

  David A. Rintoul
           The résumé or CV
• A true/false test: A résumé and a CV
  (Curriculum vitae) are the same thing.
  – A résumé is a short (1-2 page) summary of your
    work and educational experience, can be
    chronological or skills-based.
  – A CV is a longer document, listing not only the
    things found in a résumé, but also your
    publications and other more specialized
                 What’s in your CV?
• May include one or more of the following
   –   Professional, Vocational or Research Objective
   –   Summary of Qualifications
   –   Professional Licenses or Certifications
   –   Education including Post Graduate, Graduate and Undergraduate Degrees
       and Studies
   –   Listing of Relevant Course work to Match Career or Academic Objective
   –   Educational or Professional Honors or Awards
   –   Scientific or Academic Research, Laboratory Experience and Related Skills
   –   Description of Thesis or Dissertation, Papers Written, Publications
   –   Academic or Professional Presentations
   –   Related Extracurricular Activities, Professional and Association Memberships
   –   Technical and Specialized Skills such as Computer Programming or
       Laboratory Instrumentation
   –   Foreign Language Skills
         Components of a CV
• Name, address and other contact information
  – Name can also be in the header so that it appears
    on subsequent pages.
  – If you prefer to be contacted at a particular phone
    number, please indicate that.
• Do NOT include your social security number!
• Citizenship information and/or visa status
• Research interests (in broad terms) and
  memberships in professional societies.
    Components of a CV (cont.)
• Your educational history, in reverse
  chronological order (e.g. most recent degree
  or postdoc first)
  – Name of institution, and location
  – Degree obtained or training completed (e.g.
    postdoctoral training), along with the year
  – Department or major
  – Honors (summa cum laude, etc.)
  – Professional certifications or accreditations
    Components of a CV (cont.)
• Other personal or identifying information is
  – Name of your thesis or dissertation advisor
  – Title of your thesis or dissertation
• Do not include
  – your high school
  – your GPA or GRE/SAT scores. If these are
    specifically requested, include them elsewhere.
    Components of a CV (cont.)
• List of publications (usually in chronological
• Separate sections for peer-reviewed pubs and
  book chapters, reviews etc.
  – include full title of the publication.
  – include names of all co-authors (do not use et al.).
  – include articles in press, or in revision, at the end
    of this section.
  – Do not include a half-dozen or so articles “in
      Components of a CV (cont.)
• Presentations given at scientific meetings
  (posters or talks)
  –   indicate if these are invited presentations, etc.
  –   Title of talk
  –   Meeting name and date
  –   Names of all co-authors
  –   don’t double-dip and count published meeting
      abstracts as “publications”
• Other skills (foreign or computer language,
      Components of a CV (cont.)
• Funding history – include travel, pre-doctoral
  and post-doctoral fellowships as well as
  research funding
  –   Title of funded proposal
  –   Source and type of funding
  –   Year(s) of funding
  –   Amount of funding
  –   Names of other investigators (indicate who is the
      Components of a CV (finis)
• Do NOT include
  –   Date of birth
  –   Marital status/number of children
  –   Salary requirements
  –   Hobbies, interests or other personal information
• Double-check it for accuracy and make sure
  that you eliminate all typographical errors!

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