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CV Overhaulin!

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CV Overhaulin!

  1. 1. CURRICULUM  VITAE   Overhaulin!
  2. 2. 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.  
  3. 3. A word ofw arning!
  4. 4. Organization, Layout & Structure§  Consistency   §  in  fonts,  text  transformations   §  in  margins  (vertical  lines)  &  line  spacing  
  5. 5. Vertical lines!
  6. 6. Vertica l lines!
  7. 7. Organization, Layout & Structure§  Consistency   §  in  fonts,  text  transformations   §  in  margins  (vertical  lines)  &  line  spacing  §  Parallelism   §  in  verbiage    
  8. 8. Para llelism in text!
  9. 9. 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).  
  10. 10. continued...Organization, Layout & Structure §  Use  your  best  document  design  &  text  formatting,   but  no  ransom  notes.    
  11. 11. N o ransom notes!
  12. 12. 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  
  13. 13. G et closerto the heading!
  14. 14. 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.  
  15. 15. Logistics§  Fonts     §  Cross  platform  fonts   §  Ones  that  PDF  well  §  Paper   §  Make  sure  it  copies  well.  
  16. 16. Digital Identity§  Website  §  Email    §  Social  networking  §  Facebook  
  17. 17. Paper tha t copies!
  18. 18. What Not to Include§  “Goal”  or  “Objective”  §  “References  available  upon  request.”  §  “Curriculum  Vitae”  or  “Résumé”  §  High  school  anything  §  GPAs  §  Personal  info  
  19. 19. P ersonal Info!
  20. 20. References§  http://www.premierlinedirect.co.uk/knowledge/ expert-­‐tips-­‐and-­‐guides/2010/8/reading-­‐between-­‐the-­‐ lines-­‐-­‐-­‐what-­‐a-­‐cv-­‐can-­‐reveal-­‐about-­‐a-­‐job-­‐applicant  §  http://slodive.com/web-­‐development/things-­‐you-­‐ shouldnt-­‐put-­‐on-­‐cv/  §  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/641/01/  

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