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CV Checklist

If you’re one of those people who describe a curriculum vitae as a very long and tedious resume, then you’re quite right about it. It’s one of the things that you need to know thoroughly before you step out into the real world and start applying to different companies. One of the things that you need to know about a curriculum vitae is that it is totally different from the make-up of a normal resume. It is important to know all of the vital information that should be contained in your curriculum…

Common Faults with CV's

The HR managers in the interview department have their own versions of CVs that they would like to forget. Imagine receiving curriculum vitae that simply reek of half-truths and embarrassing inclusions. Most of the people who write curriculum vitae for the first time fall into either one of two categories. They either err on the side of bravado or on the side of fear. This article would like to focus on the former. The job applicant who is guilty of these errors is somewhat like a driver who sim…

CVs for Postdocs Leaving Academia

A curriculum vitae is not just for people who would like to enter the academic field. It is also something that an individual has to consider when they will be leaving academia. There are cases where people who have been involved in scholarly research would like to pursue something that requires a lighter take on the subject. There are people who have been involved in postdoc studies for several years and suddenly they want to get into something which is quite far from academic research. Because…

Getting Personal on Your Resume

If you’ve grown accustomed to writing resumes that are haphazardly done, you might want to think it through before doing that to your curriculum vitae. It is very important that you ensure the credibility and the neatness of your CV as this is one of the most formal documents that your prospective employer will read about you. This particular document is one of the things that you will need to polish until it is constructed perfectly. That being said, you need a lot of things to include in it as…

Keep your Curriculum Vitae Simple

How do you keep your CV simple? It’s an honest question but it also carries with it so many implications such as what to retain and what to take out. You might want to be able to read through this first in order to know how it is to create a CV that is straight to the point, yet contains all vital information. One thing you should remember is that there are no absolute rules whenever you’re making your CV. With that being said, don’t take these suggestions as rules to live by whenever you’re dra…

Writing a Killer CV

If formality didn’t call for it, one could simply start typing out their curriculum vitae and hand it in as if it was a 30-minute pop quiz. However, rarely does that happen and rarely do serious hiring companies or institutions entertain a CV without an excellent cover letter. Therefore, as part of your job application arsenal, you should be able to master the art of cover letter making. There are a lot of areas to consider when making your cover letter. Here are just a couple of ideas that you …

Following Job Application Instructions

Whenever organizations or specific institutions request for a curriculum vitae, you should be careful enough to follow directions or else, your document might simply end up at the end of the stack instead of standing out. There are a lot of things that job applicants take for granted because they simply choose to not follow the directions that have been laid out by the employer. One of the simplest things is when the employer asks you to send in your curriculum vitae through a defined format suc…

Is Your CV Telling The Truth?

It’s not everyday that you see interviewees telling the truth. And the lying doesn’t change that much when you’re trying to put it into writing. There have been statistics by various survey sources such as IRS and IAG that say that curriculum vitaes in the past year have not been entirely truthful. This is a very stark reminder of how interviewees and interviewers alike should handle the truth with care-especially with something so fragile and precious as a CV. CVs are always being prepared when…

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…