In addition to creating a solid resume, you should also think about compiling an academic resume, or curriculum vitae (CV). While resumes can be universally used for any type of job position you are applying for, CVs are specific to academic, research, or scientific positions. CVs are also commonly used to apply for scholarships, grants, or fellowships.
A curriculum vitae comprises of similar information that’s included in any resume (i.e. education, work experience, skills). Unlike resumes, however, CVs are more holistic and can include all of your achievements. They are also longer than resumes, usually between 1-3 pages.
As you begin to create your CV, first brainstorm and list your achievements (within the past 3 years) in any or all of the following areas:
- any research experience
- community service
- leadership positions
- any publications (book, articles, etc) in which you have taken part
- scholarships, or any other awards
Then, begin to organize these categories in a cohesive and effective manner. As with resumes, tailor your CV to the position for which you are applying.
Creating a curriculum vitae will not only prepare you for future positions you may apply for; it can also serve as a great confidence booster!
For more information and tips, refer to: http://jobsearch.about.com/cs/curriculumvitae/a/curriculumvitae.htm
Here’s an example of a CV: http://jobsearch.about.com/library/cvsample/blcvacademic.htm
Post submitted by: Miqi Cos