Are you destined for academia?
If you are headed towards a career in academia then a curriculum vitae (CV) may be required as opposed to a resume. A CV is similar to a resume in terms of its intent to help you find work and highlight your accomplishments, but emphasis is on your academic work and research experience.
The CV is typically required when applying to:
- Post-graduate programs or professional schools
- Academic positions (teaching, research or senior administration)
Quick tips for creating your CV:
- tailor your information to the institution you are applying to
- clearly articulate your research areas and interests
- highlight and describe your thesis and dissertation
- site your teaching experience and publications
- have it proofread and review it for spelling/grammatical errors
I need help with my CV!
Don’t worry! There are many great resources and services to help you develop your CV.
- Review the How to Write a Curriculum Vitae online workshop on CareerZone. This will help you understand the basics of what you should include, and how to organize your information.
- Make updates to your CV after reading through the presentation.
- Visit the Career Resource Centre in the Learning Commons and look through CV writing books such as:
- How to Prepare your Curriculum Vitae, by Acy L. Jackson & C. Kathleen Geckels
- The Global Resume and CV Guide: From the Experts in Executive Research and Recruiting, by Mary Anne Thompson
- Have your CV reviewed by a Career Assistant in the Career Resource Centre and look at entry level and experienced level CV sample. Hard copy documents are required for review services.