CV and Resume - Home - University Writing Center

CV and Resume - Home - University Writing Center

CV and Resume Workshop Erin Jensen University of Utah Writing Center www.writingcenter.utah.edu What is the difference? CV 2 page minimum More detailed summary of your life and background Usually includes the following headings: RESUME Education

Teaching experience Education Job Experience Research experience Publications Honors and Awards Skills Presentations Honors Affiliations Awards Used when you are applying for academic and scientific jobs. 1-2 page summary of your skills Usually includes the

following headings: More general usage Tips for Resumes Organization Headings Order of the headings Format White space 2-3 bullet points Standardization of format Action Verbs http://careers.utah.edu/resume/verbs.htm Audience Military

Other employment Be specific Top down approach (you decide the order) Most important info first Most recent info. first Examples of Resumes Career Services at the University of Utah Examples of resumes for different majors http://careers.utah.edu/students/ resumes/samples.php Templates Other Tips for Resumes DO

Do make your resume professional Do include relevant work experience, education, skills, etc. Do highlight your skills Do use bullet points DONT Dont include false information Dont include information that you dont want to include

Ex. Job for 2 months Dont include hobbies Dont write in paragraphs or even complete sentences Curriculum Vitae (CV) Used for academic and scientific jobs Includes more details Usually includes the following headings: Education Teaching experience Research experience Publications Presentations Honors Affiliations Awards No

standard format Tips for Writing a CV Organize your information Highlight your skills and accomplishments Focus on the job listing Format and organization Headings Bold, italics, underline (although not all 3 at the same time) Professional look Spell check/grammar check Limit including personal information Do not include references CV Formatting Examples Which one do you prefer? Why? EDUCATION

2000-2008 Doctor of Philosophy, English, University of California Berkeley 2000 Bachelor of Arts, English, Occidental College OR EDUCATION PhD BA University of California, Berkeley, English, expected May 2008 Occidental College, English, 2000 https://career.berkeley.edu/phds/PhDCV.stm CV Examples: A CV (in progress) CURRICULUM VITAE FIRST AND LAST NAME 123 Street Salt Lake City, Utah 84044 [email protected] 801-123-4567 EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Ph.D. Candidate The University of Utah Department: Chemistry Specialization: Organic Advisor: Dr. Henry Johnson Ph.D. Dissertation: (include the title) August 2010-Present Anticipated Completion Date: May 2014 Master of Science in Chemistry Utah State University (Logan, Utah) Department: Chemistry Advisor: Bachelor of Science Degree Minnesota State University Major: Chemistry Minor: Biology May 2005 May 2003 RESEARCH AND SCHOLARY PUBLICATIONS

Johnson, E., Lee, B.I., & Jones, T.U. (2013). Title of articles. Journal article CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS The Bio-mechanics of cancer cells March 2011 Intermountain Graduate Research Symposium, Logan, Utah. CV examples http ://jobsearch.about.com/od/cvsamples /l/blcvsamp4. htm http://www.slideshare.net/aviyatransl ate/academic-cvexample Resources to Help Writing Center www.writingcenter.utah.edu

Career Services http://careers.utah.edu/resume/ index.htm Meet with Career Services for one-onone tutoring Employer Department/Academic Advisor

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