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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. Vita Writing. Kansas State University Career & Employment Services. Vita Defined. Curriculum Vitae (CV) “Course of one’s life” –- Merriam-Webster

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vita writing

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

vita writing2

Vita Writing

Kansas State University

Career & Employment Services

vita defined
Vita Defined
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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

  • Comprehensive, biographical statement emphasizing professional qualifications and activities
vita vs resume
Vita

Thorough

Multiple pages

Academia

Specialized

Resume

Brief

One page+

Business

Standard

Vita vs. Resume
cv resume commonalities
CV / Resume Commonalities
  • Both are marketing documents
  • Both describe past but determine future
  • Both share purpose of getting an interview
first steps
First Steps
  • Create inventory
    • Teaching, service and research
  • Review examples in your field
  • Seek advice from mentor
content guidelines
Content Guidelines
  • Organize reverse chronological
  • Place important items on first page
  • Use common language
  • Keep readers in mind
possible vita sections
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
more sections
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
more sections10
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
more sections11
More Sections
  • Affiliations / membership
  • Professional development
    • Conferences attended, other activities
  • Academic / research interests
  • Foreign language abilities / skills
  • Consulting
more sections12
More Sections
  • Educational travel
  • Community involvement
  • Qualifications or summary of skills
  • References
    • Separate addendum
format tips
Format Tips
  • Do not lead with dates
  • Be consistent with indenting, uppercase, bold and italics
  • Avoid < 10 point font
  • Include name on each page
references
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