Archive for November, 2006

Difference Between Curriculum vitae (CV) and Resume

Curriculum vitae, or CVs, as these documents are also known, have widespread use overseas, where they are preferred to resumes. In the United States; however, resumes are most often used. CVs are warranted under the following conditions: The jobseeker is in an academic field (college or university professor) and is seeking a teaching position. The candidate is in employed in research, medicine, or a similar discipline and is seeking a residency, fellowship, or admission into a program (i.e. Ph.D…

How to Ask For a Letter of Recommendation

Writing a letter of recommendation requires considerable effort. Don’t just blurt out a request to a supervisor or instructor you see walking down the hallway. Choose your letter writers carefully and plan out your timing and approach. Most importantly, don’t procrastinate.ASK SOMEONE WHO KNOWS YOU WELLWhen deciding on whom to ask for a letter of recommendation, don’t simply think of those classes or projects in which you have done well; think of those instructors or supervisors who are most fam…