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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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In CV, mentioning of a report that summarizes the postdoc research without publications?

During a one year of postdoc of mine in pure mathematics, I didn't publish anything. I definitely did a research report and wrote down the main questions (in the form of conjectures) we were after and ...
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How should I phrase a résumé if I have an uncertain degree plan?

I have been working towards a degree in mathematics and in computer science for the last two and a half years. That corresponds to the following bit in my résumé: Education B.A. in Mathematics ...
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Plural or singular in CV section titles?

In a CV for graduate school application, should one use plural or singular for the section titles? My main confusions are at Research Experience or Research Experiences Publication or Publications ...
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How to detail conference presentation of my work that was given by someone else on CV?

Recently some work of mine was presented at a prestigious conference by the second author on the forthcoming journal article. On the write-up submitted to the conference I was listed as first author, ...
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How to make leaving a PhD program seem like a positive thing on a resume [duplicate]

I have a feeling this question has been posted before, but I wanted to ask as my situation is slightly different. I've recently decided to leave my PhD program in the social sciences in order to look ...
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How should I list GRE scores on my CV?

If someone scores quite high on the GRE, how and where would they list it? Or would they even list it at all?
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I attended an Olympiad for student and failed. How should I write this down on my CV?

When I was a freshman in the university, I was a member of my university Olympiad team to compete on the Student Physics Olympiad. And I failed to get a single medal. Although the results weren't ...
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Should I include a selection as an alternate in national competition awards on CV?

I'm applying for postdocs with a PhD in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies. I've seen some folks include nominations and selection as an alternate for awards on their CV. I was an alternate ...
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Honor Listed in undergrad. Should it go on the CV for grad applications ?

I was placed on the "Honor list" by the university during my undergrad study several times. Students are placed according to their GPAs. My question, should this be mentioned in the awards and ...
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Listing talks given at home institution on CV

I've given many talks at my home institution, at the undergraduate and graduate colloquiums, and in a few seminars. The list is getting quite long. Is it appropriate to list many talks given at my ...
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In what situations would it be appropriate to include one's photograph in a CV?

I think I have only seen one CV where a photograph of the CV owner was included. I personally wouldn't want to put my photograph in my CV, but I was wondering, in what situations would including a ...
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Should I list conferences I attended on my CV?

I am a PhD student in mathematics, and I noticed that on my peers' CV's, they often list conferences they attended. It seems as if they just attended these conferences, they did not help organize, nor ...
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Resume writing guideline for applying a PhD position

I've been working a Software Engineer for almost 7 years. A few months ago I finalized my Master's degree on Computer Science, and now I'm thinking in applying to a Phd program in a European College. ...
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Is it wise to use the paper reference numbers defined in CV in statement of purpose?

If in my CV I assign to each paper of mine exactly one number, say [1] On ...; [2] On ..., and if I want to introduce my works in my statement of purpose, then is it wise to use these paper reference ...
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Do I need to attach the letter of acceptance of an accepted paper along with the paper itself to my CV for applications to phd programs?

In an application to a phd program, if I claim that some paper of mine is accepted and the paper has not yet been published, then should I attach the letter of acceptance along with the manuscript ...
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Is it worth registering for an innovations in medicine conference, being a CE student?

I'm attending an "Innovations in medicine" conference but the registration fee is a bit high, I am a computer engineering student and the conference will have various technological topics. Do you ...
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Should I list my papers which are published in less known journals in my CV?

In preparing my academic vita for applications to PhD programs, I came across this question: Since I have some papers published in less known journals, should I list them or not to list them? Will ...
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Putting verbal offer of PHD position on resume

While I was studying abroad, I was offered a PHD position for having a very impressive project. I was actually only in 3rd year engineering at the time and I din't want to go into the professor's ...
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Is it OK to exclude 'extra courses' from the GPA reported in my CV?

I am a PhD student in a physical science major. I finished ALL of my required courses. Assume my current GPA is 3.5. Currently, I am taking 'extra' courses from another engineering department. Some of ...
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What to write in CV when transferring between schools?

I'm transferring between two PhD programs, same program two different schools. I have done 4 years of study in the first school but have not (and will not) receive any degrees and I need to complete ...
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Should I put my résumé on LinkedIn when applying for a PhD?

When I apply to a university for acceptance to their PhD program, I send my résumé with the application. When I want to apply for a job outside of academia, I also send my résumé to them. In both ...
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What is the perception of doing a conference presentation at your own institution as opposed to another one?

This is a hypothetical question so no hard facts about conferences etc. Say for example there is a conference at your own university that you get to present a paper at but you also get accepted at ...
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How do you evaluate the potential for getting funding of post doc applicants?

This answer of mine, in which I advocate listing internal funding of your PhD studies on your CV, is not well liked. When evaluating potential post docs for my lab, I am interested in if the applicant ...
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Should I list on my CV research assistantship positions under grants&awards?

Background of person is: first year Phd student, no publications, no research grants, but I have received a fellowship for my first semester that paid my stipend and tuition, so should I list the ...
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How do I find the standing of a journal or conference for an academic CV?

I'm writing an academic CV for a PhD application and they have asked for the standing of journals or conferences of published articles. Research publications Include articles published or ...
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How to prove that papers were presented when conference programs are not in English?

In preparing my application to PhD programs I have the following question: I have presented papers in two distinct large-scale local conferences. However, I am not sure how to list these on my CV in ...
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How best to present publications in different areas on a CV?

I am trying to list my publications in my curriculum vitae. But, because I have publications in three fields x, y, z of study such that x is my major and y, z are not, I am looking for how to best ...
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Mentioning placement offer in a curriculum vitae?

I have been offered an engineering position from a reputed multinational corporation working broadly in Communications and Microprocessors. Meanwhile I am applying for a MS/PhD position in a different ...
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How to cite interviews for radio and TV on CV

I have many contributions related to interviews in radio, TV, web magazines and print magazines, and would like to know the different ways it might be "cited" in a scientific CV. I was thinking about ...
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Is it acceptable to round up my GPA on my resume?

I'm currently a college senior and I'm working on updating my resume. My GPA is a 3.46. Is it acceptable/ethical to put on my resume that my GPA is a 3.5?
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CV listing accepted conference proposal for presentation as peer-reviewed

In an academic CV, how do I list a research proposal accepted in a double-blind, peer-reviewed process that I presented at a national or international conference?
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How can I tell if an honor society is legitimate?

I recently received an acceptance letter from a honor society (I am leaving off the name for now but can include a link to the website). The offer said I qualified because of my grades or a ...
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How include contributions to a manuscript of a paper in CV

I'm an undergraduate submitting my Resume for a variety of internships and need advice about how (if?) I should include my contributions to a manuscript that my group intends to publish. This would be ...
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Do non-English papers/publications have value in a CV which is going to be sent to an English company/university?

Some of the students are doing research in another language than English because they are living and studying in a non-English speaking country; they may be doing research in their mother-tongue ...
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Writing CV's for a “summer school” course

I would like to apply to a week-long master's course offered by a university in another country. The only thing they require for the application is a CV. Since I have no significant experience in the ...
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Should references part of CV only include names of the people who wrote recommendation letter to where the CV is going to be sent?

Can one list all the people who have written letters of recommendations for him in his reference part of his CV regardless to where those recommendations are written? Or he should specially prepare ...
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Is an X-Series Certificate from edx useful for graduate school? [duplicate]

I saw a similar question posted on the website, but in my opinion this one is different enough to deserve its own space. Currently, I'm working on a self-paced online course on edX called ANUx: The ...
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Conventions regarding listing grant applications/funded grants on a scientific CV

I am a young academic in a scientific field and, in the process of updating my CV, I've realized I'm unsure exactly what is appropriate to list with regard to grant applications/funded grants. ...
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Correspondence articles, do you put them in the CV?

Some journals have correspondence articles that vary in size and format. More importantly, they can be peer-reviewed or not (even in the same journal, like Nature Genetics for instance). Do you write ...
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What to write in an impressive about me section

Can you give me some suggestion on how to write an impressive about me section in my cv? I know I'm supposed to give relevant information (I'm a scientist, by the way) which is not directly covered ...
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Leaving an Area of Specialization (AOS) off of my CV?

So with the job market being as it is, I'm considering the prospect of leaving academia after my PhD. The problem that I have is that the name of one of my Areas of Specialization has been co-opted by ...
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Is it appropriate to put conference volunteering on a CV?

From reading the many questions on here that relate to CVs it seems that some items are necessary on a CV and others are more appropriate at the persons difference stages within academia. As someone ...
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Should I put job talks on my vita for positions I didn't get? [duplicate]

I have been on the social science academic market for a couple years, and I have been invited to interview and put together presentations ("job talks). I thought in both cases, the presentations were ...
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Can I take credit for contributions to study materials on my CV?

I currently work for a well-known company that publishes study materials for a certain branch of mathematics. I have done quite a bit of work under them that has been published through their website ...
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Constructing a Mathematics CV - what am I trying to portray to a graduate school admissions committee?

Bit about me: I recently graduated as an undergraduate in Statistics and would like to pursue graduate school. I will be working as an actuary starting this upcoming month and will be pursuing the GRE ...
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Should I list talks I invited myself to give on my CV?

I'm traveling a lot this summer, and I invited myself to visit and give talks at a couple of universities in other countries. Do I list these talks on my CV? If so, under what heading? They're not ...
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Do I need to change my CV when a former school changes affiliations?

Some years ago, I studied in a small training center that had a "cooperative arrangement" with a larger university. I earned a graduate certificate bearing the name of the university along with ...
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Is hiding publications in CV a good idea?

Here's my story: I study computer science. When I started my master's degree, I had good research ideas and I wanted to publish them immideately (I now realize being in a hurry is the worst thing I ...
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Ranking in class + Resume

I have a question about how to write my ranking in a class in my CV. I mean, after graduation from the university for my BSc degree, my ranking due to overall GPA among the class of 30 students was 2. ...
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Can one get a faculty position by posting CV on job websites?

As I see faculty positions in Europe and North America is always based on applications. Is it common that a department head suggest a faculty position to a possible candidate? I do not mean based on ...