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A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a three or more page biography of your background and achievements. It includes your education, research, work experience, publications, presentations and anything else you’ve done in your professional life.
CVs are designed to highlight your entire career path. Write in chronological order all of your career experiences, research and any accomplishments like publications, awards or honors.
Identification Information: Name, address (campus/temporary and permanent/home), email, phone numbers and LinkedIn profile
Victor E. Bull
259 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260
716-645-2231 | firstname.lastname@example.org | linkedin.com/victorebull
Education: Name of college/university, title of academic degree, location (city/state), date of completion, GPA (optional), areas of specialization, title of thesis or dissertation
University at Buffalo, the State University of New York
Doctor of Pharmacy, May 20XX
Master of Public Health, May 20XX
Bachelor of Science, May 20XX
Renee Crown University Honors Program Senior
Thesis: Insert Name of Thesis Here
Relevant Work Experience: Title/position, department, institution/organization/company, location (city/state), description of duties
Name of University/ College, Name of Supervisor June 20XX - December 20XX
Publications: Authors’ names, date of publication, title of article, journal name
1st Author Publications: # of publications
Citations: # of citations
H-index: # of H-indexes
I10-index: # of 110-indexes
Special Awards and Honors: List all awards and honors awarded during graduate school
Awards and Honors
Presentations: Presenters’ names, title of presentation, name of conference, date and location
1. Your Name, McCarty G. On-Chip Electrophoresis using Fast Scan Cyclic Voltammetry End-Point Detection for Complex Biological Samples. University at Buffalo SUNY Undergraduate Symposium. May 20XX
1. Student Keynote Speaker, University at Buffalo SUNY, 17’h Annual CBE Graduate Research Symposium. October 20XX
Recent and Current Research: Short description of research including type and purpose of research
Name of University/ College, Name of Supervisor January 20XX-Present
Grants Received: Name of grant, granting agency, date received, title/purpose of project
Professional Association Memberships: Current memberships only, in alphabetical order
Professional Service: Title of leadership positions held, names of associations, dates held, responsibilities
Career Advisory Committee 20XX - 20XX
The Graduate School, University at Buffalo
University Library Advisory Committee 20XX - 20XX
Undergraduate Libraries, University at Buffalo
Community Involvement: Brief description of responsibilities, name of organizations, dates
Name of University/College
Wellness Education Center (WEC) Breathe Free Campaign November 20XX- December 20XX
Competencies/Skills: Language competencies, computer skills, international experiences, etc.
Current Interests: Teaching/research interests, service to profession/department/college/community, etc
Global numerical models for the purpose of understanding current climate trends and projecting humans' potential impacts on climate.
References: Include names, title/department, organization/institution, contact information
Most resume bullet points start with an "action word" that helps clearly illustrate what you did and why you did it well. Action words help highlight your skills and engage the resume reader.
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Pick a resume format and stick to it. Use consistent spacing, font and format, and convert to a Word document.
Research and identify skills and qualifications that the employer is looking for in the job postings.
Brainstorm a list of transferable skills and relevant experiences.
Organize your information to highlight experiences and skills that are relevant to the job posting.
Use a variety of "action words" to describe your experiences and skills. Avoid using each word more than once.
Streamline and customize your resume by removing experiences and skills that are not relevant to the job posting.
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