Key advice

A curriculum vitae (CV) is a concise summary of your skills, achievements and interests inside and outside your academic work. Employers may initially spend a very short time studying your CV (perhaps just 10-20 seconds), so it must be engaging, conveying the most relevant points about you in a clear, accessible way. The primary challenge is to make it easy for the recruiter to find exactly what they are looking for.  Focus on their core requirements and adjust or adapt your CV for each specific application. (Read more...)

Standard CV formats

The traditional – or ‘reverse chronological’ – CV is the most commonly used. It often lists your education, work experience and additional activities – with your most recent achievements first.  (Read more...)

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