A curriculum vitae (CV) or resume provides an overview of a person's education, academic and industry experience, some of his qualifications, research interests and a list of his references. A CV may be optimized and edited to highlight some parts of the CV to be presented into a research institute ...

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Explaining Temporary Voluntary or Medical Leave from Prestigious PhD on CV?

I am in a bind. I just decided to take a voluntary leave of absence for medical reasons (also partly financial reasons) from my PhD program and I need to look for a job. I have stupendous credentials ...
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Is it a good idea to include participation in summer schools in my CV?

Is it a good idea to include participation in summer schools to my CV? Will it look too dumb or it can meke me some plus points?
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Should I quote an anonymous review on my CV?

I received an anonymous review from a journal. This journal does not hide the identities of authors from reviewers. Should I quote the reviewer's remark that the work is "impressive" on my CV? Does ...
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Listing professors' titles/ranks in CV

In my CV's Education section, in particular, in its Ph.D. part, I listed, along with the full title of my dissertation and the date I defended it, titles and names of my dissertation committee ...
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Is it ok to list reviewing experience in a resume when you don't have a PhD?

A friend of mine is has an appointment as research staff without any postgraduate degree, let alone a PhD. However, she has years of research experience and has single-handedly reviewed impact factor ...
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Should marital status and its international characteristics be included in a CV/cover letter?

This post is somehow related to a previous post on extra-curricular activities. My question is this. Beside standard extra academic activities (previous work, particular sport achievements, ...
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Listing acknowledgments on CV [duplicate]

I have yet to see this, but was wondering if others have or if it makes sense to list acknowledgments in published papers on a CV. In some questions on this SE, it seems significant contributions to ...
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Grad Application: Research Experience without Letter of Recommendation

I am in the process of applying for graduate school, and I have some past research experience during summer. I am not planning to get a letter of recommendation from the supervisor whom I worked with ...
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Avoiding confusion over the term “Research Assistant”

When applying for non-research related work in the commercial sector, how should confusion be avoided over the term "Research Assistant" being used in a CV? Are human resources staff at companies, ...
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Can I publish a report from a personal project?

During the course of my post-graduation, a friend and I worked on a personal project in pattern recognition. I honestly am not hesitant to admit that although the technique has a decent result on a ...
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How can I list Massive Open Online Courses on my CV, or should I? [duplicate]

I'm an undergrad, who is planning on applying for grad schools next year. My hope is to get into one of the more competitive programs for Economics in the US--I'm also in the US now. I'm working on a ...
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Listing GPA on undergrad CV when reaching out to professors

I intend to apply to PhD programs in computer science, and I have been advised to reach out to professors I'm interested in working with by sending them my CV. My GPA is 3.6, which is not bad, but ...
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Pros and cons of CV and cover letter for Ph.D. position in the same document

I am going to present my candidacy for a Ph.D. position. For this, I have prepared a version of my CV using Latex and moderncv. The moderncv template includes both the CV and the cover letter in the ...
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Is it useful to list the exact name of a prize or grant in a resume?

Given that a lot of prizes or grants are specific to a particular university, is there any point in listing the exact name of a prize or grant on one's resume? For example, if I say that I won "John ...
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Should I list memberships that have expired on my resume

I was a member of the AMS in 2014, but my school had cut funding for 2015, should I still list I was a member in 2014 on my CV?
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List of software projects on my CV

I'm a graduate student in mathematics but I've done a lot of open source software projects, some of which have even won hackathons. My question is should I put them on my CV? I've seen academic CVs ...
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What's the point of conferences on a CV?

I've seen many academic CVs list the conferences the individual participated in, and I can't help but wonder how is this information useful? I can understand citing journal articles because this gives ...
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What is the difference between a teaching assistant and an instructor?

It seems to me that the terms "Teaching Assistant" and "Instructor" refer to a variety of positions. At some places, a teaching assistant is responsible for things like helping the actual lecturer by ...
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I wrote a major report and our client put it online. How does this look in the CV of an undergrad?

I am currently an undergraduate entering my final year, looking into aerospace programs for a PhD. I have been engaged in research all four years and I have made many conference presentations, but ...
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Should I put a “technician” pseudo-internship on my resume for biology grad school?

I completed a pseudo-internship-like experience offered by one of my undergraduate professors this semester. The job title was "biology technician," but my jobs were more geared towards learning than ...
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When do I become a graduate student?

I recently was accepted into a Ph.D. program to begin in the Fall---I receive my Bachelor's degree this weekend. I wanted to know when would it be considered acceptable to start calling myself a ...
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Should PhD students mention small grants on their CV?

I'm wondering if as a phd student, typically people should mention the grants in their CV. For example, even some small grants that you get when you attend a conference.
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What do people look for in a bioinformatics or genomics person for hiring? [closed]

I attend a lower ranked state school in New York state, and have taken a liking to the field of genomics. My computer science skills are weak, but I enjoy the field and would like to pursue it for a ...
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Listing awarded grants not affiliated with a university research position on a CV

I've had a look around but couldn't find an answer to my question. I'm in the process of updating my CV and am wondering about how to list grants awarded, specifically grants awarded to a group of ...
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Should one include grants that were not finished on the CV?

If one gets a grant, and by some reason (e.g., administration problems with the university) the project needs to be ended before the grant is over. Should one list such grant in the CV? or just let it ...
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How do you present internal funding for facilities and staff in your record of secured funds?

One of the key factor in the resume of an academic is the amount of research funds he was able to secure. Most research funds go towards human resources, for example, postdoc fellows and PhD ...
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Should you include press interviews and articles about your work in your CV?

Is it appropriate to include interviews (published online or in print magazines) in an academic CV? What about articles/news published about your works? I mean brief (one paragraph) news that ...
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Should you include uncited papers in your CV?

Is it convenient to include in your CV papers that have not been cited at all along several years?
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Does it make sense to list Ph.D.-level coursework in industry-focused CV?

I recently defended my Ph.D. dissertation (Information Systems) and now it's time to apply for some positions. While I would love to stay in academia, my current highest priority is to find a good job ...
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Do résumés written in LaTeX show more promise when applying to graduate schools?

I am a computer science student from India. I noticed that most of the résumés and thesis papers etc. I see are written in LaTeX. If I write my résumé in Word (say) rather than LaTeX, will it have a ...
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Talks and Workshops at professional conferences like PyCon and various un-conferences

How do you present talks and workshops that you have conducted at various open source events and professional conference and events like un-conferences, in your academic CV and application form for ...
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Should we keep our referees informed of our job application statuses?

I have heard that it is a good practice or even necessary to ask for our potential referees' permission before we include their contact details in our CVs. Is it also a good practice to keep them ...
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Is a MOOC “degree” worth putting on your resume? [duplicate]

I've read an article about a Chemist who completed another bachelor's degree in Philosophy by finishing free MOOC courses. His new "degree' may not be academically accredited in any Graduate School of ...
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Listing rank of prizes on CV

If I won 3rd place or an honorable mention for Award X. Is it reasonable to simply state the name of the award without stating what place I got?
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How to reference “letters of gratitude” on the CV?

On my CV, I would like to reference some "letters of gratitude" I have received from different institutions about training courses I have given to them. I imagine these letters could go under "Honors ...
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Should an application for a second postdoc position include a reference to PhD supervisor?

I'm preparing an application for another postdoc job; the end of my first term is nearing, and it has been 1.5 years since finishing my PhD. My thesis work was mostly done in not-well known research ...
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CV heading to include participation in scientific/organization commitees?

How do you name the section on your CV to list your participation as scientific/organization members in academic events (e.g. conferences, workshops, etc.)? Thanks
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Mentioning times cited, F1000 citations in CV?

I am applying for a faculty position and want to highlight the quality of my publications. Are any of the following appropriate in an academic CV: citation rate (citations/year) F1000 ...
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Listing Awards on CV as a Group?

I work in a field where a group of about 20 people all have a different role on a project. When a project wins an award in this field, they typically do not list people individually. How can I put ...
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Why is an academic CV not the place to sell?

In a comment, ff524 said this (and got confirmed by scaahu, Nate Eldredge below (not to mention the number of votes)): Actually, academic CVs are typically not as sales-pitch-y as non-academic ...
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How to list online publications (e.g. blog posting, etc.)?

I am updating my CV. As for my own publications, I have the usual sections: Journal articles Book chapters Conference proceedings I would also like to include the articles I have posted on ...
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Is it ok to mention assistance in grant writing on your CV?

On behalf of my advisor, I recently wrote a grant to obtain some specialized and expensive hardware. Is it ok to mention this on my CV, even though the grant is in my advisor's name and if yes, what ...
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Should I apply for a PhD position with required programming skills which I do not have?

I did my master's thesis last month and have seen one excellent PhD position in my field. The title and the project description was very close to my master's thesis. My master's thesis relates to one ...
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What do search committees really read in a CV during initial screening for a faculty position?

Faculty positions are very competitive, and each advertisement should roughly receive hundreds of applications. I think search committees cannot spend more than 1 min reading each CV during the ...
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How should I list the conferences and courses I attend as an undergrad student to my CV?

This is not really a duplicate of this question: Should I list conferences I attended on my CV? I just finish my bachelor and trying to apply to a grad school. Of course, my CV is weak and strong ...
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Should I give partly score of my English certification in my CV?

I am writing a CV to get admission of a scholarship to study a PhD program in the US. My IELTS score is quite low, only 6.5/9, just enough to pass the door. However, my reading score is quite high, ...
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If you work at a university and take courses, is the degree the same?

I know someone who works at a university and is considering taking courses there (which the university allows and subsidizes for its employees). If they take enough courses to make up a masters ...
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Which of the items below are worth mentioning in my admission documents?

I really worried about what should I write in my admission documents, such as resume/CV, statement of purpose, informal email communications with professors. From the list below, please tell me what ...
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Value of listing OEIS contributions on an academic CV

The Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS) is a large online database of number sequences. It's popular among professional and amateur mathematicians, and its entries are widely cited. Like ...
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Can I hide my bachelor and master degrees in CV when I apply for a PhD position?

I have 1 Bachelors degree and 2 Masters degrees. They are in different subjects, not closely related. I am now planning to apply for a PhD program. Question: Do you think that I can only mention the ...