How To Write A Curriculum Vitae: Information Needed When Drafting A CV

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How To Write A Curriculum Vitae: Information Needed When Drafting A CV
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How To Write A Curriculum Vitae

Definition: 

Curriculum vitae (CV) is a Latin word which means “course of life.” It is a detailed professional document that clearly highlights one’s experience and accomplishments. Recruiters require a CV whenever someone apply for a certain job. This document (CV) shows an overview of someone’s career history, education, relevant awards and honors, scholarships, grants, research, projects and publications. It is mainly used by academics.

Your CV should include the following:

  • Contact information. Include your full name, address, phone number and email address.

  • Academic history. List all schooling from high school through postdoctoral (if applicable). Include the title of the degree you earned, the year you graduated and the name of the school.

  • Professional experience. Include the organization where you worked, the job title, the dates you were employed and a summary of your experience and achievements.

  • Qualifications and skills. List a combination of hard and soft skills you’ve developed throughout your career.

  • Awards and honors. For each award, add the name, year received, the organization that gave you the award and any pertinent details (such as how often it’s presented).

  • Publications and presentations. For publications, provide a full citation including your co-authors, date, summary, volume, page, DOI number. For presentations, provide the title, date and venue where you presented.

  • Professional associations. List the organization’s name, location or chapter and the dates of active membership.

  • Grants and scholarships. Provide the name of the grant or scholarship, date awarded and the institution that provided the award.

  • Licenses and certifications. Include the name of the license or certificate, the date you earned it and the institution that awarded it.

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