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Vita Writing

is brought to you by:

100 Holtz Hall

Manhattan, KS 66506

www.k-state.edu/ces ces@k-state.edu (785) 532-6506


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Vita Writing

Kansas State University

Career & Employment Services


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Vita Defined

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

    “Course of one’s life” –- Merriam-Webster

  • Comprehensive, biographical statement emphasizing professional qualifications and activities


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Vita

Thorough

Multiple pages

Academia

Specialized

Resume

Brief

One page+

Business

Standard

Vita vs. Resume


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CV / Resume Commonalities

  • Both are marketing documents

  • Both describe past but determine future

  • Both share purpose of getting an interview


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First Steps

  • Create inventory

    • Teaching, service and research

  • Review examples in your field

  • Seek advice from mentor


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Content Guidelines

  • Organize reverse chronological

  • Place important items on first page

  • Use common language

  • Keep readers in mind


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Possible Vita Sections

  • Contact information

    • Name, email, address(es), phone #s

  • Education

    • Postgraduate work

    • Graduate work / degree(s)

      • Specialization, thesis/dissertation, honors

    • Undergraduate degree(s)

      • Major/minor, honors


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More Sections

  • Experience

    • Academic / Teaching Experience

      • Courses, competencies, innovations, evaluations

    • Relevant / Professional Experience

      • Reverse chronological OR

      • Functional categories

      • May include PT/FT and paid/non-paid

    • Research Experience

    • Technical / Specialized Skills

    • Other Experience


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More Sections

  • Professional licenses / certifications

  • Publications / scholarly activities

    • Journal/magazine articles, conference proceedings, books, papers presented, workshops, ezine articles, work in progress

  • Grants

  • Honors and awards

    • Separate or in Education


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More Sections

  • Affiliations / membership

  • Professional development

    • Conferences attended, other activities

  • Academic / research interests

  • Foreign language abilities / skills

  • Consulting


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More Sections

  • Educational travel

  • Community involvement

  • Qualifications or summary of skills

  • References

    • Separate addendum


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Format Tips

  • Do not lead with dates

  • Be consistent with indenting, uppercase, bold and italics

  • Avoid < 10 point font

  • Include name on each page


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References

  • Anthony, R. & Roe, G. (1998). Curriculum Vitae Handbook. San Francisco: Rudi Publishing.

  • Hansen, R. S. (2006). Quintessential Careers. Downloaded from http://www.quintcareers.com/curriculum_vitae.html.

  • Heiberger, M. M. & Vick, J. M. (2001). The Academic Job Search Handbook. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.


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Vita Writing

is brought to you by:

100 Holtz Hall

Manhattan, KS 66506

www.k-state.edu/ces ces@k-state.edu (785) 532-6506


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