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  1. OCN 750 Class #5: Feb 18 • Announcements • Resume & CV Writing • Upcoming classes & assignments Questions or Comments? Michele?

  2. Networking events

  3. Resume and CV Writing Note: there is no magic formula, but there are solid guidelines Please: Ask lots of questions Share alternative viewpoints Help others by providing suggestions & feedback

  4. CV vs. Resume • A resume is a 1-2 page summary of your skills, experience and education. • A CV is your “course of life”. Contains all of your academic accomplishments, including: • Education and training • Professional experience • Publications & Presentations • Lengths of CVs vary (minimum: 2 pages) Tip: Tailor resume to each job. Do not tailor CV (edit cover letter) http://jobsearch.about.com/cs/curriculumvitae/f/cvresume.htm • Awards and honors • Affiliations • Etc.

  5. CVs are for…. • Academic job search • Scholarships and fellowships • Grants and awards • Promotion

  6. Steps In Writing CVs and Resumes • Content • Wordsmithing • Format & Aesthetics • Proofreading

  7. 1. ContentPut the basics up front

  8. Contact Info (name, address, phone, email, website) Tips: Choose font size & style so your name stands out. Voicemail, email & website should be professional

  9. Education (degrees, majors, institutions, dates) Tip: Be clear about degree status

  10. Education (degrees, majors, institutions, dates) Tip: Be clear about degree status

  11. Experience • First, decide whether you are writing a resume or CV. This determines what experience to include and how to present it. • Group experiences into categories, and put the most important categories first – e.g. • Paid vs. Volunteer (resume) • Can lump paid & volunteer together (CV)

  12. Experience

  13. CV - Experience Categories • Research/Professional Experience • don’t need to list all jobs • Teaching Experience • Teaching Assistant positions • Guest lectures • Synergistic Activities • Mentoring • Outreach • Science Communication • Broadening Participation • Fieldwork May overlap – choose titles based on your experience

  14. Experience

  15. Sample CV – pages 1 & 2

  16. Describing Experience • Be succinct; avoid paragraphs • Don’t give a laundry list of job duties; focus on accomplishments and results • Be quantitative • Avoid redundancy • Don’t “double-dip” • Never lie or exaggerate, but play to your strengths

  17. Sample CV – pages 1 & 2

  18. CV - Additional Categories • Professional Development Training • Memberships & Affiliations (relevant) • Service (relevant) • Awards (e.g., Honors, Grants) • Skills & Certifications • Publications (can divide into categories) • Presentations (optional) • References - who have agreed to write letter - higher-level references can help } Cultivate now Tip: List at least 2-3 per category (or delete/merge)

  19. What not to include on your resume or CV (for jobs in US) • Photo • Marital status & children • Age • Health • Ethnicity • The words “Curriculum Vita” or “resume” • Be careful with political/activist references CAN put citizenship or visa status if relevant

  20. 2. Wordsmithing • Prioritized • Produced • Recommended • Reorganized • Reviewed • Scheduled • Supervised • Developed • Directed • Executed • Evaluated • Organized • Oversaw • Planned • Use active verbs (e.g, Fiske 2012) – e.g., management • Administered • Analyzed • Assigned • Chaired • Consolidated • Coordinated • Delegated • Parallel structure – same verb type • Use, list, describe • Using, listing, describing

  21. 3. Format • Name & page number (put in footer) • Reverse chronological order • Group items under relevant headers • Make it easy to read - Don’t cram too much text or use tiny font • Be consistent • Save as PDF

  22. 4. Proofreading • First, finalize content and format • Proofread multiple times, checking 1 element each time for consistency and accuracy • Headings • Margins & Indentations • Spelling • Font size • Parallel Structure • Punctuation • Capitalization • Line spacings • etc

  23. Assignment Due 2/25: Reflection on Theme 1 Concepts Please reflect on the following: • Thinking back to the beginning of the semester, how have your values changed or been confirmed in any of the Theme 1 areas? • How might you approach your current and future roles differently as a result of what you have learned? Maximum length: 400 words per question

  24. Planning for Next class (2/25) • CV Peer Review – how? • Mid-course evaluation

  25. Student Choice Class (4/15) • Cybersecurity • Negotiating • Proposal Writing • Thesis/manuscript writing • Management (people, project) • Science communication (We’ll ask you on the mid-course evaluation)

  26. Assignment Due 3/4 • Project Progress Report (400 words maximum) • Have you made any changes? (If so, describe) • What have you accomplished/learned so far? • What’s left to do? • Are you having any challenges/obstacles? (If so, describe and let us know if we can help) • Would you like to meet with instructors again? • Submit revised proposal, if significant changes.

  27. Sample CV – pages 3 & 4