A curriculum vitae (CV) provides an overview of a person's experience and other qualifications.

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Is listing non-academic interests on academic CVs important?

Since the first time I had to write an (academic) CV, I seem to be getting two conflicting opinions on the subject of including non-academic interests on an academic CV. (Some examples of such ...
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Worthwhile to put subreviewing on CV as a grad student?

It is common for PhD students in Computer Science to assist their advisors with reviewing conference papers, known as subreviewing. The students' reviews may or may not get turned in with the actual ...
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Is it a good idea for a part-time post-grad to start an Academic CV?

As someone who returned (part-time) to academic pursuit in a different area a number of years ago, in which time I have completed my BA and now am in my first year of a MLitt, I am wondering is it a ...
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Can I include in my CV the invitation to a conference I'm not sure to attend?

I have seen this question (Unable-to-attend conferences in CV), but the situation is a bit different. In my field, we don't usually submit papers for conferences. Rather, the organizers directly ...
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How can I strengthen my CV for a PhD application in a field close to my current specialisation? [closed]

I am a computer engineer and want to apply to a PhD that requires machine learning and programming skills. I don't have much experience or background in machine learning; just two minor projects, but ...
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First-year PhD student with weak CV/Resume; how to stand out in fellowship competitions?

I am a first year PhD in a large Social Sciences program at an American public institution. My CV is very weak as I am not yet published. I have research assistantship experience and teaching ...
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What is a TA called when he/she is in charge of organization?

I am a non-native speaker and writing my cv. In my subject (mathematics), there are small exercise groups where you have to grade the students' homework and discuss it with them; some are hold by ...
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Problem of mentioning the department affiliated with PhD degrees

A newbie here :) I am currently a PhD student in a computer science program. My research interest is about quantum information science. Back then, I also got accepted into a Physics PhD program, but ...
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Claiming sole credit for an academic outreach program - not a written paper. Is there a moral right?

I conceived and co-developed (including the program itself and training protocols for participants)/piloted the program locally/managed three national pilots, and assessed the effectiveness of the ...
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How to “dress up” a CV that has a PhD but no peer reviewed publication record?

I have a glaring omission in my CV because I do not have any scholarly (peer reviewed) publications to my credit. However, I have good industry-based experience (more than 10 years when I have written ...
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Do graduate schools pay attention to joining Phi Kappa Phi or other honor societies?

Recently I received an invitation for Phi Kappa Phi honor society. I do not know too much about those organizations and I was wandering what are the benefits (or possible disadvantages) of joining? I ...
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Should I put my h-index on my CV?

I'm finishing my PhD and looking for postdoc jobs. I've published a decent number of papers (and also have a fair number of citations), and want to emphasize this on my CV. Should I actually state my ...
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Can research papers be mentioned as projects in a cv?

After working as a research associate at an institute i tested and assisted in the development of some research works with little contribution, which gained me research papers as a second author.Can i ...
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How to handle multiple years lost to test preparation on CV?

In 2011, I passed the Master's degree in mathematics with more than 80 percentile. I had a dream of becoming a research scholar in one of country's reputable mathematical institutes. However, here in ...
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How to properly add “scientific reading” as personal interest in CV?

I'm applying to a Ph.D. program (in the field of robotics) and I have a hard time to fill the personal interests. I initially was going to avoid that section but then I got convinced that it's not a ...
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Is it acceptable, or advisable, to include self-assessed ratings of your skills on your CV

I am in the process of updating my CV. Since I often get labeled as "the bioinformatician" I get to play with many different languages and technologies, and similarly what people expect from a ...
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Unable-to-attend conferences in CV

I've been just had an abstract accepted to one of the top conferences in my field, but I'm cancelling my participation for personal reasons (short story: my wife is going to give birth to our first ...
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What is the purpose of career objective in an Ph.D. admission form?

I have a very basic doubt. What is the purpose of career objective in a Ph.D. admission form especially when the applicants are from a wide variety of a subject backgrounds? For example take the case ...
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CV for leaving academia after PhD

I spent - quite unsuccessfully - hours of researching the internet for the following question and I am hoping to get some advice here. I am soon finishing my PhD in computer science and I decided to ...
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What to do if I can't get a visa to attend a conference that accepted my paper?

My work got accepted into a very good category in a very good conference in my field. Due to complicated visa issues it will be very hard for me to attend that conference. If I don't attend the ...
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I have a degree but it isn't actually what it looks like it is. How do I list it on my CV?

Due to various department sortings and organizations, I have a degree that is, functionally, a computer science degree but because it belonged to the College of Mathematics, the degree is formally ...
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Best way to respond to a request for CV

A couple of weeks ago I met this person who had come to our institute for an invited talk. Her domain of work was same as my area of research. Later I discussed with her some of the topics and asked ...
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Include conference papers with/without proceedings in CV

I have papers X and Y published. Each of those produced papers Xc and Yc for different conferences. Xc was presented in a conference with proceedings while the conference of Yc didn't have ...
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Gap year before post-doc?

I have been in a rush to accomplish academic goals since I remember myself. Started my PhD right after undergrad and did my Masters on the same time. Now I am about to submit my thesis and feel kind ...
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Problem caused by a busy professor and an unexperienced student

Please go through the following story and then answer. Story: My friend (Mr. F) came to know from an advertisement published at some institution's notice board that a professor (Prof. P) is looking ...
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Should I include journalistic articles in my CV?

I have written a couple of articles for two different daily newspapers. In them, I have discussed the issues of my academic field. Should I include these articles in my CV? If so, under what title? ...
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How to make an MD more appealing for a PhD program in basic research (neuroscience)?

1 year and a half away from completing my integrated MS in Medicine, I have decided that, once complete, I won't be pursuing life as a clinician and want to do research in Neuroscience instead. Now, ...
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Eagle Scout rank on CV?

Q: Should I keep Eagle Scout (the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America) on my CV? I do not think that this is an appropriate item to include on a CV. ...
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Should I include impact factors / number of citations in publication list? [duplicate]

I am writing a grant application for a post-doctoral fellowship, and I need to provide a publication list. In the list of papers published in peer-reviewed journals, I wonder if I should include the ...
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Preparing a curriculum vitae for an undergraduate internship

I am currently a scholarship student in my sophomore year in a double major programme in theoretical physics and pure mathematics. I wish to apply for an internship, for which they have asked me for ...
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When Applying for Postdocs Should GPA be on your CV?

Lets assume your GPA is very high, say 3.95 or higher, at both your undergrad and graduate school institutions. I have always included it while applying to summer research programs and internships ...
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Resume assessment

I am preparing a resume for a PhD application. I'd like to know if there any good, and not necessarily free, services that evaluate and comment on a resume. It'd be of enormous help.
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CV: Professional activity as PhD student

My professor sometimes asks me to referee papers for him. Should I list the corresponding journals in the professionals activity section of my CV?
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How to effectively explain casual research assistance projects on CV

Recently, alongside my day job (high school teacher), I have been taking up casual short-term research assistant jobs - these are not only paid, but also include me being a co-author of the paper(s) ...
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Different CV/Resume for US Universities

I want to submit my CV/Resume to universities for MS in CS. I have learnt web designing and development along with other programming languages learnt in undergraduation. I used to prepare 2 resumes, ...
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What's the rough budget size for one person year (research asssistant/postdoc) in academia?

For my CV, I want to mention the budget size of third-party funds I helped to raise, but I do not know the financial details. So: What's the rough cost for one person year in academia, including ...
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Why ask both for CV and publication list?

Some academic job posts and grant applications require submitting both a CV and a publication list. I would have thought that it is a standard to put the publication list in the CV, hence it is not ...
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Internship paid vs unpaid on CV

I have interned in two companies while I was conducting my undergraduate studies, one of the internships was unpaid and the other covered transportation expenses. My question should I mention in my ...
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Is it unwise to list coursework on CV for PhD application

I'm a Master's student currently applying for PhD programs. I've seen conflicting advice about including coursework on my CV. I'm wondering whether it's ever helpful to have relevant coursework ...
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Using comments from examiners in a CV

I have just received feedback about my PhD (in my University, we do not do an oral defence, our dissertations are peer reviewed) - and I have received great and useful feedback and criticisms which ...
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Mention impact factor or conference acceptance rate in CV

Some people, in their CV or publication list, add bibliometric information to each entry. I've typically seen: mention the impact factor of each journal number of citations of each paper mention the ...
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Is it worth it to add substitute teacher work in a CV?

As a graduate student, i've had to substitute teach a number of times for a variety of classes. I'm wondering if it is really worth while to add this information into my CV. Obviously, it won't hold ...
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What precisely does “ISI-indexed publications” mean?

I'm currently looking at the requirements of a (Comp. Sci.) job that seems to only take into account "ISI-indexed publications". I'm vaguely aware of what ISI is and so forth, but I'm struggling to ...
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Should I include high school details in Grad School Resume?

I was wondering if I should include my high school details in the resume of my graduate school application ? It's unclear about this bit since we are not actually submitting any proof of high school ...
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Should one list the journals of submitted papers on a CV?

I am a mathematician and am updating my CV for this hiring season. I am wondering if there is any upside, or downside, to listing the journals of submitted papers on a CV. I have heard advice given in ...
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Is it appropriate to include additional materials in an academic job application?

I am applying to teaching jobs at small liberal arts colleges. They typically ask for the standard things: cover letter, CV, research statement and teaching statement. I feel as though a compilation ...
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I have nothing to show for the last five years but graduate school and I can't finish/want to leave this field

I have no formal work experience. I have a BA in sociology and went into graduate school for education. Instead of following my instincts or really thinking about whether I could teach childhood as a ...
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Advisor is moving. Issues with quitting PhD and settling for a MSc

I'm an international student. I have been in a PhD program in the US for 1 year and this is my second. My advisor informed me earlier this year that he is moving to another lower-ranked school. How to ...
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Is it advisable to mention rejected publications in resume?

I have two publications submitted but rejected in top conferences. Is it advisable to mention and list them in my CV/resume to show that the work was submitted for publication?
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Should one list incomplete degrees on a CV?

When applying for jobs after my PhD, should my CV include an incomplete degree I read towards years ago? It's a field completely unrelated to what I'm doing now. However, before my final year when I ...