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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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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How the CV is scored (for PhD)

I have found an interesting PhD advertisement. At this stage, they are asking only for sending a CV. An independent review panel will score and interview applicants. I am wondering, how the CV is ...
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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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Publication of Study Materials?

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 ...
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Is it advisable to have many clickable hyperlinks in an academic CV?

I have recently been updating my academic CV. I realise that some items are not as internationally recognised as to that every reader will be aware of their importance without googling them. Hence, I ...
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Choosing title for a section in the curriculum vitae

I am now applying for lecturer jobs after my masters. And so have made a decent CV. Now I have a confusion on giving the research interests in my CV. I wanted to make 2 sections in CV indicating my ...
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How many times is OK to register for a PhD program?

I started a PhD program few years ago. My first PhD supervisor decided he wants to quit university and stopped supervising PhDs (he was 70 years old). I lost about a year trying to convince this ...
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Should I emphasize certain traits in my CV for master's application?

Should I modify my CV to emphasize certain traits before including it in my application for a master's degree or just include my usual professional CV?
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Funding of research by commercial companies, what is the sentiment in the USA?

I attended graduate school in Switzerland, where for engineering, it is not uncommon to have research projects that are funded, in part, by commercial companies. I'm not talking about consulting, but ...
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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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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 am soon finishing my PhD in computer science and I decided to leave academia for the industry (not industry research). I am not clear about what to include in the CV. I currently structured it ...
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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 ...