Making Your CV Work for You

Some academics look at their CV once a year, at annual report time, and add their recent activities and accomplishments to the document, creating new lines on their document and give it no further thought. Others, especially those on the job market, regularly fine-tune and alter their CV so that it fits each new job application. Whichever scenario best represents you, it might be time to take a look at it and see if your CV is the most effective document it can be for its intended purpose. And for the purposes of this advice, I’m only going to talk about the chronological or functional CV with which most of us are familiar. The Canadian Common CV, required for Tri-Council grants and many university reports, is a template and non-customizable,…
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