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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How to find strengths and weakness? [on hold]

How to find out our strengths and weaknesses which we can mention in our resume? As we have many weaknesses but can't tell those which can stop our selection.
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How much does the participation to online predictive challenges (DREAM, Kaggle, Innocentive) improve your resume?

I'm getting curious about all these online predictive challenges going on, such as DREAM, Kaggle and Innocentive. Surely they all are good occasions to work on new projects and new ideas, to know ...
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What to do after I was named as co-author on a paper, without my consent?

A few years ago, I found a conference paper, of which I was a co-author, being re-published as an article in a (not highly ranked) journal. It was a textbook example of plagiarism, copy-pasting whole ...
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Does a font exist that allows for an equally pleasant reading experience on screen and on paper? [on hold]

I recently sent out quite a number of CVs, proposals, requests and reports, and they usually go to a number of people/readers at the same time (co-workers, collaborators, their bosses, my bosses, the ...
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If i am the first coauthor of the paper, is it possible to change the order of names on the paper in my resume? [duplicate]

If i am the first coauthor of the paper, is it possible to change the order of names on the paper in my resume and show my name on the first place?
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How to write a believable CV?

I'm having trouble writing a believable CV. I want to apply for masters degree. I'm a professional in IT industry. I have done dozens of high-tech projects. The problem is my bachelor G.P.A is ...
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Is it useful to include my teaching experiense in primary school when applying for lecturer position

I've just finished my master degree recently, and now looking for job, lecturer, in some university. However, I found that my teaching experience is very limited. Is it a good idea to include my ...
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Should retracted articles also be listed on the academic CV?

Should a separate section list all retracted articles? Should just a note (---retracted) suffice? Is a short explanation expected (retracted for fabrication, plagiarism)? Should one give a longer ...
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What the difference in CVs between “submitted to” and “to appear in”?

For those papers that have not been accepted, some people write "submitted to" in their CV and some others use "to appear in". I want to know the difference of "submitted to" and "to appear in". Thank ...
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Hide information from my CV? [closed]

I'm preparing my application to send it to my dream university (it's located in Germany), and my problem is: Since I'm coming from a country that facing civil war (Syria), I had real troubles in high ...
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Putting dataset in CV

In my field (linguistics) sometimes datasets are important and scholars tend to include them in their CV. I want to know how to include my dataset in my CV? This is the approach I have in mind: ...
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How to demonstrate programming knowledge in CV, while applying to academia and industry?

I'm currently looking for both postdoc position(preferred) and industrial position in areas where I'd need to do programming in the language(s) my lab/company will need me to. The academic areas I'm ...
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How to supply proof that you are a reviewer for a journal?

How can you prove that you are a reviewer for a certain journal. For example, I have been invited to review a paper in a certain journal and on my CV I want to write that I have reviewed in this ...
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Coursea.org? Comparable to actual college level credit? [duplicate]

I have the option of undertaking a Coursera.org course in An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python, which is stated to be eligable for a Fundamentals of Computing Specialization , which ...
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is it OK to include own questions on CV?

I was re-writing my CV and I thought that it could be a good idea to include the general/ultimate questions that "drive me to do science" or in particular "the kind of science I want to work in". I ...
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List unpublished masters thesis in preprints section on CV?

After I've defended my masters thesis, if I haven't published it anywhere, should I list it in the preprints section on my CV?
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Does a long period in an MSc program look bad on a CV?

I'm an MSc student in (pure) math. Based on CV's I've seen of professors and post-docs in the field, it seems that almost all of them graduated in about 2 years. Where I study (let's say, medium-level ...
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Including conferences in the CV of an undergraduate student

Do you think it is important to include a list of attended conferences in your CV when you are an undergraduate student? And what about the seminars you have attended which did not provide you with a ...
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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?
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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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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 ...