iSchool Career Services Newsletter 2/25/2013

Career News

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Career Tips

How to Write a CV

I’ve had a lot of questions lately about how to write a Curriculum Vitae, or CV. You might need a CV if you’re applying to an academic position, in an academic library or for teaching jobs, for international work, and some scholarship applications request CVs as well. Here are some important ways that a CV is different from a resume, and if you want more information on writing your CV, including some samples, I like this site.
1. Length. CVs are generally longer than resumes (which top out at 2 pages). A CV can be as long as needed to comprehensively describe all of your educational, professional, and other relevant experience. 3-6 pages is not uncommon, you’re aiming for completeness over conciseness.

2. Sections. CVs typically include additional sections that might not appear on a resume. Important sections to include if you have these experiences might be: Publications, Awards, Teaching/Presentations, Training, Professional Development, Research, Service, Volunteerism, or Skills. Choose headings based on the experiences you have that add to your candidacy for the position you are applying to. You may divide up your experience into sections based on the type of experience it is, such as Teaching Experience or Library Experience versus Other Experience, for example.

3. Detail. CVs typically contain fewer bullet points and more detail than a resume might. CVs often go into more depth when describing educational experience, including the title/topic of your thesis or Capstone in your education section, and more information on the accomplishments and responsibilities in your experience sections.

4. Formatting. CVs usually have a simpler format to them than a resume might, but feel free to use similar styles of headings and margins or fonts as you might in your resume. The primary difference will be in the content.

5. References. These days, resumes don’t include references, but in a CV you might add them in a references section.

Need someone to help you? I can review your CV, and Brianna Keller in the UW Career Center (ask for her by name) is also an excellent campus resource for CV writing.

Career Events this Week

Mon., February 25 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Successful Interviews

Tue., February 26 | 11 am – 5 pm

Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair

Tue., February 26 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Resumes and Cover Letters

Wed., February 27 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Fireside Chat: Eric Liu, Author and Civic Entrepreneur

Wed., February 27 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Networking for Shy People (& Everyone)

Wed., February 27 | 5 – 8:30 pm

Etiquette Dinner – registration required

Thu., February 28 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Job Offer and Salary Negotiations

Fri., March 1 | 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Applying to Graduate School

Mon., March 4 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Social Media: (find) jobs & (explore) careers

Highlighted Professional Jobs

University of Tennessee – Chattanooga

Outreach and Assessment Librarian


Technology Manager

Walden University

Reference Librarian


Digital Media Producer (iCareers #446)

Highlighted Student Jobs


Internships (several)

Corbis Images

Archive Assistant (iCareers #443)


Intern – Global Technology (HuskyJobs # 68048) – and apply for an override to have your major/program considered)


User Experience Research Intern (HuskyJobs #68044)

Unknown Company – eBook Marketing Specialist

eBook Marketing Intern (HuskyJobs #67992)

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