How to Prepare Your Resume
Preparing Your CV
The curriculum vitae, or CV, is quite simply a description of you and what you have done. It is an essential part of applying for a job and has the very specific purpose of getting you an interview. There is no single, ideal format for a CV - it should reflect you as an individual. Remember that it is the first impression you will create on a potential employer, so it is vital that you take the time to consider both the content and the layout before committing it to paper.
Make an Impact!
Your CV is there to get you an interview
The person reading your CV will make a judgement on your suitability in around 30 seconds
Your CV may be one of 10, 20 or 200+
The recruiter will be looking for reasons to reject you
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Typical Resume categories or headings may include some or all of the following:
--graduate work/degree(s), major/minors, thesis/dissertation titles
--undergraduate degree(s), majors/minors, honors
--courses taught, courses introduced
--innovation in teaching
Technical and Specialized Skills
--other work experience
Professional/Academic Honors and Awards
--conferences/workshops attended, other activities
--chapters in books
--work currently under submission
--work in progress
Foreign Language Abilities/Skills