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Building A CV. Strategies and Examples Dr. Marytza A. Gawlik Dr. Toby Park. The Purpose of a CV. The purpose of the CV is to: interest a committee in interviewing you detail all your academic credentials and professional accomplishments and;

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Building a cv

Building A CV

Strategies and Examples

Dr. Marytza A. Gawlik

Dr. Toby Park


The purpose of a cv

The Purpose of a CV

  • The purpose of the CV is to:

    • interest a committee in interviewing you

    • detail all your academic credentials and professional accomplishments and;

    • serve as a tool for seeking faculty jobs as well as for applying for academic postdoctoral research opportunities, grants and fellowships.


Timeline for developing a cv

Timeline for Developing a CV

  • First, review all your qualifications and list everything you might include.

  • Second, target the jobs you want to apply to and the kinds of institutions that interest you.

  • Third, examine the job announcement and note the requirements the hiring institution is seeking.

  • Lastly, have your CV critiqued by your advisor, PI or committee members and make at least one more draft before you produce the final version.


Cv categories

CV Categories

  • Contact information

  • Education

  • Research Interests

  • Publications

  • Professional Experience

  • Teaching Experience/Interests

  • Research Experience (and Grants)

  • Presentations

  • Honors and Awards

  • Professional Memberships/Associations

  • Service Activities

  • Additional Activities/Skills


Cv audiences

Cv audiences

  • Research Institution Faculty Positions

    • Focus on research, publications, teaching, and service.

  • Teaching Institution Faculty Positions

    • Focus on teaching, publications, research, and service.

  • Policy Positions

    • Focus on professional experience and research experience

  • Research Positions

    • Focus on research experience, research interests, and any grant experience


Cv class activity

CV Class Activity

  • A quick check for whether or not your CV is effective is to show it to a friend for 40 seconds and ask them which points they remember, or what items they saw first.

    • Please swap CV’s with your neighbor for 40 seconds and make note of what struck you.

    • Provide feedback on what you might change or adjust based on examples distributed to you.


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