Academic Toolkit - ACT!

CV development

Advice on preparing your Curriculum Vitae.

Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a crucial component of job applications. It can also be a very useful aide memoire as the years pass and the number of items grow! Keep your master CV updated; you can shorten it or highlight particular areas in accordance with the purpose for which it is required. A basic structure is shown here. It should include education and qualifications, jobs, clinical, research, teaching and management experience, publications, grants, prizes and other marks of esteem. Keep it factual and avoid hyperbole such as professing your undying passion for X! If you're ready to commit to a particular goal, an up-front short summary can be very informative, especially for readers wading through a large number of CVs.

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