CV's: Getting Started
Audience and Purpose
You will likely have multiple versions of your CV depending on the position you are applying for.
Academic positions at research universities emphasize research experience
Academic positions at a community college emphasize teaching experience
Business or Industry emphasize quantitative, professional writing, or other transferable skills
Identify your skills
Make a list of skills sought in the job description. Look to connect to these as much as possible in your cover letter and CV.
Determine the transferable skills you would like to include.
Determine what sections you would like to use. Examples include:
Describe your Experience
Use action verbs or short phrases rather than full sentences.
Provide concise, detailed information such as number of students taught, course content, research methods used, technology emphasized, types of pedagogy implemented
Order the sections according to what is important for your audience. Begin with an Education section (including a dissertation title.