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Rapidly Improving Your CV For Academic Jobs

Your curriculum vita (CV) is one of the most critical aspects to getting a good academic position. Unlike a resume for a non-academic position, a cv is often many pages. This is not to imply that it should be filled with lengthy descriptions of all of you

10 things NOT to do on your CV

When you submit your CV it had better be good. The recruiter who receives your application will probably have dozens or even hundreds of CVs to shift and sort. So you'll be lucky if your CV is read for more than 10 seconds.

Applying for a Job Part 2: CV and Covering Letter

Part Two in the mini series on Applying for a Job. This article will provide you with a framework, a few examples and some guidelines to follow when writing a CV and covering letter, in line with common practice. It will also help you to focus on what you

Academic CV Building: Where to Start

It is vitally important that you work on building a strong CV whatever your current level is on the career ladder. A good CV will get you noticed at the job application stage and take you through to interview but it will also be needed for funding applica

The Video CV: Will It Ever Work in Academia?

Jobseekers and employers are always looking for ways to use new technology to their advantage in order to find the best jobs and the best candidates. One of the latest innovations is the video CV. This is a method of using technology that academia, at lea

How To Write A Good CV

Writing a good CV is tricky: the message must be right but so must its appearance. Read our key tips for what to include in a good CV

4 Easy CV Writing Steps

Once you have written a basic CV you then need to tailor it to each job you apply for. There’s nothing employers hate more than receiving a generic CV where the applicant has made no attempt to think about the particular job. Here’s 4 easy steps to tailor

How To Make Your CV Stand Out

Knowing your USP will make writing a CV and cover letter and preparing for an interview much easier.To find out what your USP is, break down what you can offer into three categories: qualifications, experience and skills.

How to Lay Out an Academic CV

An academic CV is very different to a generic CV, so the advice you see on other CV sites might not be relevant if you are applying for an academic job. Here are some tips on how to lay out an academic CV.

Classic CV Template

Either of the two formats outlined below can be used for any application for many jobs including managerial, professional, administration and any other non-academic job. In general the chronological format tends to be used by new graduates or those with l

Skills CV Template

This type of CV is becoming increasingly common. It is most useful for non-academic roles.Instead of prioritising your job-based experiences in a chronological way, the skills based CV is centred on a range of different skills that you have acquired. On t

What is an Academic CV?

A good CV is vital when applying for academic jobs. An academic CV is different from more generic CVs. This article will explain what you need to include, what employers want to see and how they will use your CV.

How To Bulk Out An Academic CV

At the start of your career you can sometimes feel that your CV is too short and that you need to add more information to make it look impressive. Here are some tips on how to improve your CV by bulking out particular areas.

Making Your Academic CV Effective

This article discusses ways that you can improve your CV and get noticed by academic employers. Academic CVs are very different from CVs for commercial jobs so much of the advice you see on generic job sites will not be relevant. Here’s how to sell yourse

CV Writing: Which Words Will Open Doors on a CV?

This article focuses on the use of language in a CV and how best to ensure you select those words which will open doors, rather than have them slammed shut after the first line.

MBA CV: Top Tips for Making an Impact

Do you have, or are you studying for, an MBA from a top school? So it’s just a matter of putting it on the top of your CV and – voila! You’re bound to get the job, right? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Here’s how to maximise the value from your MBA

How To Tailor your CV for the Private Sector

Times are tough in Higher Education and many are beginning to look around at opportunities available in ‘the outside world’. Here’s our step-by-step guide to revamping your CV for the private sector.

How to create a CV: Part One: Personal Statement

What is a personal statement? A personal statement is a few sentences that appear at the top of your CV. It is sometimes referred to as a ‘career summary’ or a ‘personal mission statement’.

How to create a CV: Part Two: Education and Work Experience

Two key sections of your CV are your education and work experience. If you don’t get these right then your CV will go in the bin immediately. This article will help you to write these sections and sell yourself effectively.

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