Résumé and Curriculum Vitae (CV)
What is the purpose of a résumé/CV?
The purpose of a résumé/CV is to GET AN INTERVIEW! An employer will select applicants on the basis of how well their skills match up with the job requirements. Sometimes the difference between getting an interview and being placed in the “no” pile is a well put-together résumé/CV.
Top two things to remember about résumés/CVs:
1. RELEVANCY – how relevant is the information about yourself to the position you are applying for?
2. CLARITY – how clearly can you present this information to the audience reading your résumé/CV?
- Goal: Construct a professional identity
- Lean toward brevity
- Have more than one version
- Strong emphasis on content & action verbs
Sample Résumés from Career Planner
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Goal: Construct a scholarly identity
- Lean toward completeness
- Exposé of work life; a “living document”
- Continuous catalog
- Less emphasis on content & action verbs
Sample CV from Career Planner
Sample CV - JHSPH Template