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 good idea to start to compile an academic CV? I am unsure as to if their would be any benefit of it for me, as a part time student, and at what point I should start to compile it.
At the moment in my own head the advantages are;
- It may be of use in applying for funding.
- I may need it if I wish to go on to future study
- It would be good for myself to keep track of what I have achieved.
I have read a number of question on the site about what to put in a CV and realise that at the moment mine would be pretty sparse, as I have no publications, but my advisor has mentioned about me presenting at a conference and I have just applied for my first funding.
In general is it a case of everyone should keep an academic CV or do you just compile and tailor one when and if it is needed?