DESIGNING A CURRICULUM VITAE OR RESUME
A resume, sometimes called a Curriculum Vitae or CV, is a summary of your career history, the skills and experiences you have gained during the course of it. A good resume should:
create a positive impression
present your skills and qualities clearly and concisely The purpose of the resume is to tell an employer why
you should be hired. Consider it as your personal marketing instrument. A good resume will help you to open the door to a job interview.
There are two kinds of resume: employment and academic. The employment resume is typically shorter. Academic resume generally includes several additional sections such as:
Conferences, seminars attended
Professional affiliations (профессиональные объединения)
The academic resume is used when applying to research bodies, international or educational organizations, NGOs (non-governmental organizations), etc.
The resume, as a standard summary of information, may be photocopied and sent off to many employers, changing sections of the contents according to the different needs of the organizations contacted.
Resume writing tips
As you write your resume, keep in mind the following:
Use concise language
Minimize or omit everything which is irrelevant
Select and order the major categories so that the most relevant information is placed near the top of your resume where it will receive the majority of the reader’s attention
Your resume must be free of typographical and grammatical errors
Have your resume critiqued by an experienced person
Print your resume on white paper
An example of Curriculum Vitae
Ann Jackson decides to apply for a new job. Study her CV carefully to see how she has presented the information about herself.
1 Personal Details
52 Hanover Street
Edinburgh EH2 5LM
Phone — 01957487004
E-mail: ann [email protected]/* */
1981-1988 Broadfield School, Brighton.
A levels in German (A), English (B), History (B) and Geography (C).
198-1991 University of London.
BA (Honours) in Journalism and Media Studies (Class II).
1991-1998 London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Diploma in Public Relations.
3 Professional Experience
1998 — present Public Relations Officer, Scottish Nature Trust.
Responsible for researching and writing articles on all aspects of the Trust’s
activities and ensuring their distribution to the press.
Editor of the Trust’s monthly journal.
In charge of relations with European environmental agencies.
1999-2000 Press Officer, Highlands Tourist Board. Preparation of promotional materials and brochures. Co-ordination of media coverage. Summers of The News Herald newspaper.1990 and2000 Two three-month training periods as assistant to the Sports Editor.
Arranging and conducting interviews. Preparation of articles covering local community sports events.
Office 2000 and Windows, Excel, Internet, Powerpoint. Languages- Fluent German and proficient in French. Additional Driving licence.
5 Activities. Skiing and swimming. Ski Instructor (grade II).
Herbert Lindsay Diane Swans
Professor of Journalism Sports Editor