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Curriculum Vitae Writing

Presented by:

Bobbie Ann Adair White, M.A.

Learning Resources

bawhite@medicine.tamhsc.edu

Contributors: Bobbie Ann A. White, MA, Prudence Zavala, Jenny Cureton, MS

curriculum vitae
Curriculum Vitae

Your CV is YOUR Marketing Tool!

  • Highlights skills, knowledge, and experience you have to sell to a program
  • Provides a detailed description of your education, research, employment, and other relevant experiences
  • In-depth document that clearly reflects your qualifications
where to start
Where to start…
  • Beginning
    • Brainstorm and collect all information
      • Suggestion: Always keep a running list of where you’ve worked and what you have done (with all details associated)
      • Suggestion: Always keep an updated CV

Even if you’re happy in your full time position

what to include
CONTACT INFORMATION

Objective

EDUCATION, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

EXPERIENCE

Skills

Research

Presentations/Lectures

Volunteer work

Interests

Affiliations

Awards/Grants

Bold:

Mandatory, key information, descriptive information that must be on your résumé/CV.

Italicized:

optional. Keep in mind that just because they are optional does not mean that they can’t be used as very important parts of your résumé/CV.

What to include…
cv vs r sum
CV vs. Résumé

A vitae includes more in-depth information than a résumé. This means expanding some categories and adding others, such as:

  • CONTINUING EDUCATION AND TRAINING
  • LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
  • LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS (academic or professional)
  • BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
  • SPECIAL PROJECTS
  • RELEVANT COURSEWORK (to match career or academic objective)
  • PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS (This may also include a description of your thesis or dissertation.)
  • INTERESTS AND GOALS (future academic or professional goals) –will most likely be covered in your personal statement
  • TRAVEL (exposure to cultural experiences)
  • any additional information that may support your qualifications
key information
Key Information
  • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • Phone numbers, email address & mailing address
  • EXPERIENCE
    • Put all RELEVANT experience on your CV
    • Don’t be redundant
  • EDUCATION
    • Should be listed in reverse chronological order
  • Relevant Other
    • Volunteer work, Honors/Awards, Affiliations
key information cont
Key Information Cont…
  • EDUCATION/TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
    • Put your education first
    • Don’t forget to list any training or certifications
    • If you have yet to receive your degree at the time you send out your résumé/CV, don’t forget to put an anticipated graduation date
education
EDUCATION

Education – As in a résumé, education should be listed in reverse chronological order, including the items below. List only colleges/universities from which you obtained a completed degree. In a vitae, it is also important to include the name of your thesis or dissertation.

  • Degree, Graduation Date (Actual or Expected)
  • Institution, Location
  • Major(s) and/or Concentration(s) and Minor(s)
  • Thesis or Dissertation
education example
Education Example

EDUCATION

Doctor of Medicine May 2006

Texas A & M Health Science Center, College of Medicine

Temple, Texas

Master of Public Health May 2001

University of North Texas Health Science Center

Fort Worth, Texas

Concentration: Epidemiology

Thesis: “Epidemiological Modeling of a Bioterrorism Event in a

Noncombat Environment”

Bachelor of Science in Nursing May 1985

University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Belton, Texas

Minor: Communication Disorders

lectures and presentations
LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

Providing a section on Lectures and Presentations shows off your leadership and public speaking experience. Include papers/publications and presentations in APA format, or another standard format. Be sure to bold your name in each. An example might be:

Lin, Y. “Lipoproteins: Relationships Between Structure,

Metabolism and Nutrition” Presented at the American Society of Cell Biology 43rd Annual Meeting, June 1998.

cv don ts
CV Don’ts

Don’t:

  • Label your document CV or Curriculum Vitae
  • List personal information on your CV
  • Give reasons why you left a job
  • Include negative information
  • Lie or exaggerate
  • Begin phrases with I or use complete sentences
  • Include a sentence at the bottom that states, “references available upon request”
why cvs are rejected
Why CVs are rejected…
  • Miss-spellings, typographical errors, poor grammar
  • The reader doesn’t know… WIFM (What’s in it for me?)
  • Poor visual layout (use plenty of white space)
  • The CV is too lengthy (usually means redundancy)
  • Too little information
  • Not results oriented
things to remember
Things to Remember…
  • Have someone proofread your CV
  • Begin phrases with action verbs
  • Be specific (quantify your accomplishments)
  • Be sure all verb tenses agree within each job description
resource
Resource:
  • http://www.aamc.org/members/facultydev/facultyvitae/fall05/cv_tips.htm
  • For additional information/help, see the CV handout.
questions
Questions?
  • Want information on Personal Statements & Interviewing Skills?
    • See the website for Power Points and Handouts…
  • Need someone to proofread your CV or Personal Statement?
    • Contact Bobbie Ann Adair White, MA bawhite@medicine.tamhsc.edu

Good Luck!