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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Terminating with Master's after several years in a PhD program. How to indicate on CV/Resume?

I am not happy with my PhD program, and after several years I am graduating with a master's this month. I earned the M.S. along the way as a PhD student, but have never formally requested it before ...
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What's the point of maintaining a CV after tenure?

Once you have tenure, presumably you're never going to have to search for a job again. However almost all professors have a CV on their website, and fairly recent ones. Why? They already made it.
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computing one's Erdös-Bacon-Sabbath number [migrated]

Erdös numbers, Erdös-Bacon numbers, and Erdös-Bacon-Sabbath numbers are not uncommonly found on a CV these days. It's easy to find lists and online tools to discover low values for the first two, but ...
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Which non-academic projects/experiences to mention in a PhD application?

I want to research as a PhD student after several years of being away from academia but am unsure which non-academic positions to include, how many of them, and how to describe them: The PhD will be ...
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Applying to do a PhD after a(n unsuccessful) period of job hopping

Disclaimer: Since this question is explicitly about applying to do a PhD, I figured that the Academia SE was a better fit than Workplace, but do correct me if I'm wrong. How can I explicitly, ...
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How to get assistantship, when I have no intention to stay for PhD?

I finished my masters in media studies in UK last year, and plan to apply for PhD later this year. At the moment, I'm trying to volunteer as / look for research assistant jobs to 'fill the CV gap', ...
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Does resigning from industry job before probation / 'CV gap' reflect badly in PhD application?

I finished my masters (UK) in media studies last year, and hope to apply for PhD this year. I recently resigned from an industry job at a large MNC during probation. It is an industry job which I ...
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Selection of apprenticeship to push future advantages

Unfortunately, I had to quit my college studies despite hard trying. As I'm too interested in the field, I want to try again some years from now and after having added a few positive things in my CV. ...
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Should I include a “prestigious” invited-only conference/workshop on my CV?

I recently attended a workshop at a renowned research institute, to which you can participate only if you're invited by the organizers, who were rather well-known researchers. I'm wondering if ...
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Computer Science degree Vs. Software Development degree

Why are schools offering software development degrees as opposed to computer science? Are computer science degrees not as good for software development jobs as the software development degrees? I see ...
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Should you state multiple degree titles in your CV next to your name?

If I hold a MSc and a BSc should and I want to show that next to my name in my CV, should I use: Sosi, MSc, BSc or simply the highest one: Sosi, MSc
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Mention religion in CV [duplicate]

I have a muslim sounding name. But I was born to a christian family and I consider myself an atheist. I have been trying to get fellowship in Canada. Will mentioning my religion in the CV help?
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Should I include that someone cited my dissertation as part of their master's?

In my CV is it appropriate to include a master's thesis that cited my dissertation? If so how would you include this in a CV and how would you title it. I am excited to include that someone ...
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Getting career advice from different people

If looking for career advice and short recommendations for paths to end up in a specific institute, is it ok to ask for some answers from different people in the same institute, like one who is likely ...
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How does a dropout influence one's later scientific career?

Dropping out/Take one's leave from college or Master school. It happens and the reasons are almost infinite. Assuming dropping out/leaving from college but still wanting to pursue the same career and ...
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Leave out degree on academic CV?

Say I have done a BA, two MA's, and then a PhD (which, technically, includes another MA). Could I then just not mention one of my MA's on my CV or on my profile on the faculty website? Will I have to ...
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First impressions: CV or research statement?

When hiring PhD students, what document is used most frequently for a 'first impression': the CV or the research statement/statement of purpose? Context: I am currently in the process of applying to ...
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Include Poster Paper in Academic CV

I want to know how much does it matter to include poster paper list in an academic CV. I see some researchers and professors put poster list in their CV, however, it is not widely used. Note that, I ...
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Translating academic CV - translate names of papers/thesis?

I have found links on academia-SE pertaining to translation of documents here and here, but those were not for a CV. Please tell me if my question is a duplicate. I have just moved to France from an ...
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Should one put poster presentations on their CV in maths?

I have presented posters at poster sessions at a few large conferences in pure mathematics. Is it worth putting these down on one's CV? For context, I am a PhD student and have also given talks at ...
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Poster author added me as coauthor after abstract was submitted. Can I include it on CV?

Poster author added me as coauthor after its abstract has been submitted to a conference. As a result, on the conference website I'm not listed as an coauthor, but my name is on the actual poster. ...
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How do you include a poster in an academic resume?

I've done a few poster presentations and one oral presentation and for a class I have to put together an academic resume. I was told to include these things. First off, are these things worthwhile to ...
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Workaround for Horrible Thesis Title on Academic CV

I am writing an academic CV for artificial intelligence PhD programs. However, when it comes to mentioning my master's thesis, I am embarrassed at how horrible the title is. It was even criticised in ...
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Can being a reviewer for a top journal improve my chances in PhD admissions?

I have got an email of invitation to review a paper in a best journal of my field. I had a paper there and somewhere else almost in that field. As I must invest serious time and attention to ...
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Is assessing grant proposals CV-worthy?

So far this year, I have been asked to be an assessor for proposals submitted to three different international funding schemes, with the value of the proposals ranging from $0.5M to $10M. I acceded to ...
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Is an undergrad travel grant relevant to a CV?

Last year, I presented a poster at a major conference. My lab didn't have the money to send me, so I applied for and received an undergraduate travel grant from my university's office of ...
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CV with academic transcript

I am going to apply for a visiting research program in Physics. The institute asks for a Curriculum Vitae (a single pdf file) which will provide all my academic background and professional background ...
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How to find an author biography as mentioned in papers?

Some papers include the authors' biographies. Given a researcher, how to quickly find his biography mentioned one of their papers? Is tedious to have to go through their papers one by one to try to ...
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Should work as a lab assistant be listed under work experience on a CV when applying for a Masters in computer science?

I'm preparing my CV for applying to a MSc program in a specific Computer Science field. In the section of "Working experience" I've written about my work placement and the main job I've had the past ...
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How should I state 'MS dropout' in my resume when applying for data scientist positions?

I've read a couple threads on how to state a PhD dropout in a CV, but wanted to query opinion on the case where the degree in question is a Master's instead. Additionally, my situation is a bit ...
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How to list a paper in your CV when having 1000 co-authors?

This is a follow up to the question What is the point of listing 1000 authors for a single scientific paper?, I'm just curious. Supposed I were the 900th co-author in a paper with 1000 authors. How ...
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How to reference organizing conference symposia / panels on CV?

Presentions for papers or posters at conferences are easy to reference, but how do you reference activities such as organizing conference symposia / panels on your CV?
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How would I preface being on the president's list in the same way that someone can be a “winner” of an award, on a bullet list

(Referred here from English SE) I'm trying to write a bullet list of accomplishments for a scholarship renewal, and I'd like to include that I am on the University President's list. Typically in a ...
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Under which title in CV should I list a paper accepted in a conference?

I had sent a paper for a conference and it was accepted recently. I am wondering under which title I should mention it in my CV? Since it will be published in April so I can't use the title ...
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Should I include a paper published in a non English language in my CV? [duplicate]

I have written a paper in my own language. Is it right to write it in my CV as a published paper?
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If I took electives from another program during my BSc and MSc, how should I list it on my CV?

While I was doing my BSc in Applied Mathematics I took 5 electives that were part of the Data Science MSc program. Right now I am pursing a MSc in Computer Science at the same school and I'm taking ...
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Does a conference talk in an invited session count as an invited talk?

Here is the situation: Prof. X organizes an "invited session" at a conference (in the broader realm of statistics and economics), and asks my supervisor, Prof. Y, to give a talk there. Y does not have ...
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Shall I include a list of workshops and conferences attended during my UG in my 4 page CV?

I'm currently applying for US graduate programs (doctoral study in Molecular biology). I'm asked to submit a maximum of 3-4 page CV. I have participated in nearly 20 workshops and conferences in my 3 ...
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Should I add Guest Lecturer experience in my CV?

As a PhD student I have been invited to give a guest lecture in an MSc in my university in another department. Should I add this to my CV if I intend to apply for academic jobs? If so, what should ...
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If a postdoc is interested to apply for a future professorship in his/her current institution. What should she/he do in the postdoc research period?

Based on the discussion in a previous question Apply for assistant/associate professor at same institution as postdoc? If someone is interested to apply for a future assistant/associate professorship ...
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Should I mention that I worked as a professional online poker player on my university application?

I'm 27 years old and I'm applying to university. On the applications it ask the student to list activities and employment during time away from school. I played online poker for living for ≈4 years, ...
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Academic cv items: chronological order or most recent first?

I'm curious about the common practices. I'm compiling an (academic) cv. Should I order items chronologically or place the most recent first? What are the considerations? Edit: And does the ...
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Is a short CV problematic?

I am currently an undergraduate student in mathematics, applying for graduate programs. To this end, I need to create a CV. I have no research experience, no scholarships/awards, no ...
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How to deal with post-high-school gap in CV?

I am currently finishing my undergraduate degree, and I am working on my CV for graduate school applications. After High School, I spent ~1.5 years traveling, mostly by myself, and with no notable ...
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Putting future TA position on my CV

I am writing my CV for an application for a graduate program. The application process starts in February and the graduate program begins in September. I recently accepted a position as a teaching ...
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How to describe teaching experience on an Industry Resume

Does anyone have any advice for how to describe teaching experience on an industry resume? Based on this question we all think it is valuable, but how would you frame it if you were applying to a job ...
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Would a high stack exchange rep make a difference in a job interview?

So, quick background information. I am a PhD student in mathematics going into graph theory. I hope to either do a post-doc or (hopefully!) get a tenure-track position at a research-oriented ...
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I am part of a “study team” that authored a paper. How do I list in in my CV?

I was a member of a study team that produced a couple of research papers. The authors of the paper are, for example: Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, John Smith and The ABC Study Investigators In ...
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Is it appropriate to put talks that are not related to research, but given at an academic institution, on a CV?

I've given a talk at an academic institution that is not related at all to my math research. Is it appropriate to put talks that are not related to research, but given at an academic institution, on ...
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How do I express a degree on my CV that I have completed but have not been awarded?

I have completed all the requirements for an M.S. degree and have filed the appropriate paperwork. All I have left to do is walk at the end of this semester. I want to put this on my CV, but it seems ...