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  • How is a CV is Different from a Resume?
    Citation Curriculum Vitae How is a CV is Different from a Resume M any job search committees for teaching graduate school international or research positions request a CV to get a fuller picture of your academic experiences accomplishments and interests than a resume can provide A resume lists your education experience and skills Your CV allows you to go beyond listing your relevant experiences and accomplishments you can also convey

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/page.cfm?pageid=1326&guideid=62 (2015-10-15)
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  • Writing Your CV--Step by Step
    Resources Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Curriculum Vitae Writing Your CV Step by Step J ust like any other writing task your CV writing process should begin with understanding your audience and purpose so that you can determine what information is most relevant and important to that audience Next you collect that information and then organize it in some form of an outline You write a

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/page.cfm?pageid=1327&guideid=62 (2015-10-15)
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  • Understanding Purpose
    our ultimate purpose is to get a job but the purpose of a CV is to convey why you want and are qualified for a particular job Furthermore since the CV communicates the substance of your experiences and accomplishments its main purpose is to demonstrate the relevance of the course of your academic life to the position you seek For example are you applying for a research position at a

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/page.cfm?pageid=1328&guideid=62 (2015-10-15)
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  • Understanding Audience
    the experiences and accomplishments that have directed the course of your academic life to this search committee and that make you the best candidate for the position Researching Your Audience K nowledge of the specific job you are seeking helps you decide how best to present your experiences and accomplishments to the search committee Understanding the job setting and surrounding community can be helpful as well As an example of the importance of knowing your audience consider an applicant for an associate professor position whose interests include cultural studies and secondary school education That CV can demonstrate that the candidate is qualified to teach literature in an English department that offers cultural studies coursework But researching the job itself the job setting and the surrounding community would reveal that this university s English department is closely related to the Education department which works closely with secondary schools in the community With this information the candidate can craft her CV to reflect that her experiences accomplishments and interests qualify her more than other candidates The more you know about the position and the working environment the better able you will be to relate your experiences and accomplishments so researching your audience is an important first step Tips for Researching CV Audiences S o that you can be sure to include every relevant experience and accomplishment and so that you are sure you actually want the position for which you are applying you ll need to find out a good deal about the job itself and the employer Fortunately this important research can be done fairly easily Carefully read the job description as well as descriptions of other available positions Read between the lines to determine the actual nature of the job and the employers so that you can shape your CV

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/page.cfm?pageid=1329&guideid=62 (2015-10-15)
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  • Look at Other CVs
    Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Curriculum Vitae Look at Other CVs T hough many people have experience writing a resume CVs are not as familiar Taking a look at a few sample CVs helps you get a feel for this type of document As you review samples consider the range of possibilities as well as the similarities that appear for content format and organizational choices For

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/page.cfm?pageid=1330&guideid=62 (2015-10-15)
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  • Start Writing Your First Draft
    Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Curriculum Vitae Start Writing Your First Draft I f your review of sample CVs sparks ideas for your own CV start writing Remember your choices of what to include and exclude should be determined by what the audience needs to know about you in order to consider you the best candidate You ll certainly want to tailor your CV to each particular

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/page.cfm?pageid=1335&guideid=62 (2015-10-15)
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  • Revise Your Draft
    Edit Links to Other Resources Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Curriculum Vitae Revise Your Draft A fter the first draft is written revise Review each item carefully to decide if you should reorganize any information tighten your language use provide more or fewer details for professional experience Also consider if any of your categories are looking sparse If so can you move the item s within

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/page.cfm?pageid=1339&guideid=62 (2015-10-15)
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  • Get Feedback from a Reader
    Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Curriculum Vitae Get Feedback from a Reader T his reader should be familiar with the CV format and the types of jobs that require a CV Students can ask for feedback from their advisor a friendly professor or a campus job center counselor Most on campus writing centers employ tutors who are happy to provide feedback on your CV If you don t

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/page.cfm?pageid=1340&guideid=62 (2015-10-15)
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