CV Formats/ How To Prepare The CV
What information should a CV include?
- Personal details.Most CVs start with these but take care to avoid superfluous details, such as religious affiliation, children’s names and so on.
- Education and qualifications. Take care to include the names of institutions and dates attended in reverse order; university before school results.
- Work experience. The most widely accepted style of employment record is the chronological CV. Career history is presented in reverse date order starting with most recent. Achievements and responsibilities are listed against each role. More emphasis/information should be put on more recent jobs.
- Skills. Include computer skills and (genuine) foreign language skills and any other recent training/development that is relevant to the role applied for.
- Hobbies and Interests. Keep this section short.
- Referees. These can simply be ‘Available on request’
Curriculum Vitae Checklist: Contents
The following is some of the information that can be included in your curriculum vitae. The elements that you include will depend on what you are applying for, so be sure to incorporate the most relevant information to support your candidacy in your CV.
- Contact information
- Brief biography
- Undergraduate education
- Graduate education
- Study abroad
- Research experience
- Graduate fieldwork
- Employment history
- Teaching experience
- Presentations and lectures
- Awards and honors
- Grants, fellowships, and assistantships
- Technical, computer, and language skills
- Professional licenses and certifications