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Tatiana E
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Hello,

 

I am in the process of editing my CV/Resume (again) and was wondering if anyone would share some of their formats. My CV is more academia-based, with research experiences and volunteer services highly underscored. Also, I have graduate courses, certifications, honor societies all haphazardly placed together. If anyone has a similar CV, would you mind sharing what your format looks like? I'm applying to doctoral programs and jobs soon, so I just want to incorporate as many suggestions as I can

 

Thank you,

Tatiana

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The headings for my CV are in this order:

 

Education
Research & Internships (since they were all part of my academic experience and not outside)
Academic Experience (this includes any study abroad experiences I had and a brief 4-5 relevant course list)
Papers & Presentations
Foreign Languages (relevant to my field)
Employment
Extracurricular & Volunteer Work (this includes any honor societies, projects, etc that I have been a part of or helped with outside of academia)

 

For each item I list I provide one or two sentences for a description or expansion of details, duties, experiences, etc. It all fits on two full pages.

 

Good luck!!!

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My CV headers are listed below. I did mine this way since my research experience is currently further back and I have gained a decent amount of teaching experience, and a lot of counseling experience. I can 

 

 

Education

Professional Development - Internships

Professional Academic Experience - teaching jobs

Professional Counseling Experience - direct care and counseling jobs

Research Involvement

Professional Conference Presentations

Invited Lecturer an Guest Speaker

Professional Memberships

Honors

Service to the University - any leadership, etc, positions. I'd alter this for volunteer work. 

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My CV is in this order:

 

1. Education (lists school, degree name, thesis advisor and thesis title, no courses)

2. Research positions

3. Publications (two sub-headings: peer-reviewed and conference presentations)

4. Awards (fellowships type awards)

5. Teaching & Outreach

6. Volunteer & Service (student societies and community things)

 

Edit: Things I didn't include were non-research employment and anything that happened prior to my first year of University.

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1. Employment experience - depending on the CV/resume, I list it in order or by type - if I list it by type, I have two sections: Writing/Editing/Research and Teaching Experience.

2. Publications

3. Presentations/Conferences

4. Education (Sometimes this goes first, particularly in CV format rather than resume). I include my most important scholarships and awards under each degree, but I limit it to one or two.

5. Other Relevant Experience - this is where I include volunteer work, and work which doesn't fit the positions for which I'm applying - I list it only to show there was no gap in employment.

6. Honors/Awards/Scholarships

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My CV headers are listed below. I did mine this way since my research experience is currently further back and I have gained a decent amount of teaching experience, and a lot of counseling experience. I can 

 

 

Education

Professional Development - Internships

Professional Academic Experience - teaching jobs

Professional Counseling Experience - direct care and counseling jobs

Research Involvement

Professional Conference Presentations

Invited Lecturer an Guest Speaker

Professional Memberships

Honors

Service to the University - any leadership, etc, positions. I'd alter this for volunteer work. 

 

 

I realize this submitted midway, oops!

 

Anyways, for different jobs/applications, I change the order or even what headings are put on my resume. My teaching looks a lot like this post suggests, I just highlight academic jobs first. For counseling, I remove my research (and below), and for my academic positions, I put research involvement higher up. 

 

Go with the "above the fold" theory. This is a journalism technique -putting the most important information first: the hook and article facts. Then you add in the rest of your qualifications.  

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I realize this submitted midway, oops!

 

Anyways, for different jobs/applications, I change the order or even what headings are put on my resume. My teaching looks a lot like this post suggests, I just highlight academic jobs first. For counseling, I remove my research (and below), and for my academic positions, I put research involvement higher up. 

 

Go with the "above the fold" theory. This is a journalism technique -putting the most important information first: the hook and article facts. Then you add in the rest of your qualifications.  

 

Very strongly agree with this!! My ordering above was what I used for graduate school applications and recently for some fellowship applications. In my field, the three most important things that people want to know about you is: 1) where you studied, 2) where you worked and 3) what you published. So that's what I list first!

 

If I was applying to non-academic positions, I would definitely revise this to emphasize relevant skills and experience and bring education/publications lower down on the list!

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I found this to be very helpful: http://theprofessorisin.com/2012/01/12/dr-karens-rules-of-the-academic-cv/

 

That said, I'd still love suggestions on what to put on a CV before you have publications and conference presentations under your belt. After I followed Dr. Karen's rules my CV was only a little longer than a page. (When I was applying for doctoral programs I did kind of a hybrid CV/resume with bullet points to explain each position, but later learned that that's a no-no on a real CV. It didn't seem to keep me out of schools, though.) 

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