When applying for positions in academia (I think the question is valid for economy as well) I add several documents to my application: cover letter/motivational letter, CV, publication list, PhD Certificate, Diploma, employers' references. As a PhD student and as a post-doc I have visited several courses that train soft skills like conflict management and are certified. These courses are offered by the university and provide a certificat and a supplement.

For any application, should I attach both documents (certificate and supplement) or only the certificate?

All in all my application start to get quite bloated (around 16 to 22 pages).

  • Which country is this in? – Roland Nov 30 '16 at 12:47
  • I would say attached the "required" (specifically asked for) documents only! Regardless of the size of your application. – The Guy Nov 30 '16 at 12:55
  • Yes, that sounds reasonable (and I did this). However, sometimes the required documents are not specified. – HATEthePLOT Nov 30 '16 at 13:16
  • I'm not posting this as an answer because maybe I'm wrong, but I would think that if you have not been asked for explicit documentation, then you should just list these things in your CV. – aparente001 Dec 1 '16 at 2:09

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