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BS: Writing a CV

Ed. 25 Feb 04 - 06:27 PM
ranger1 25 Feb 04 - 06:30 PM
Stilly River Sage 25 Feb 04 - 08:45 PM
The Fooles Troupe 25 Feb 04 - 08:48 PM
Amos 25 Feb 04 - 08:49 PM
GUEST,banjoman 26 Feb 04 - 07:31 AM
GUEST,Elfcall 26 Feb 04 - 08:49 AM
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Subject: BS: Writing a CV
From: Ed.
Date: 25 Feb 04 - 06:27 PM

I'm quite good at a few things in life, better than most in some.

I am however probably the worst person in the world at writing a CV.

I have a strong work ethic

What fool isn't going to say that?

I enjoy being part of a team

Never heard that one before...

I think I can manage those (time will tell)

The phrase that's giving most problem, is:

I like to learn

Will the potential employer assume a dullard, or someone who has read
Gregory Bateson?


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Subject: RE: BS: Writing a CV
From: ranger1
Date: 25 Feb 04 - 06:30 PM

Ed, there is a really good book out there called The Resume Kit. Not sure off the top of my head who the author is, my brother borrowed my copy and has yet to give it back. Good luck with it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Writing a CV
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 25 Feb 04 - 08:45 PM

If you visit almost any university and go into the department web pages, you'll find that the CVs for faculty are posted. I've looked at quite a few and decided which style I want to use for mine. I've printed out good examples and made myself an outline. But writing the actual thing is like pulling teeth--I have a couple of reams of paper to go through. It's not like I have that many publications and such, but they're just tedious to do.

Curriculum vitae are not the same as resumés, strictly speaking. They're a summary of your education, professional work, and are where you list your publications, the classes you teach, the public speaking engagements, the committees you serve on. Your avocational activities (singing, performances, songs written, etc.) They can go quite long. A resumé is supposed to be brief, just a couple of pages. With the CV, you can let it all hang out.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Writing a CV
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 25 Feb 04 - 08:48 PM

The BS prefix is rather appropriate for a discussion on CV's...

IMO :-)

Robin


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Subject: RE: BS: Writing a CV
From: Amos
Date: 25 Feb 04 - 08:49 PM

Academic CVs are (at least over here) oftren very different than work-place resumes -- many cmpany people don't have theimagination to understand what academic accomplishments really mean in terms of their requirements, and react to quash them in process as a sort of defense mechanism. And, I suppose, vice-versa. Write to the audience you are presenting to, I allus sez!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Writing a CV
From: GUEST,banjoman
Date: 26 Feb 04 - 07:31 AM

I used to write CV's for a living. I suggest the phrase "I like to learn" be incorporated into a decent but relatively concise Personal Profile at the head of your CV. Something like this:

A reliable and hard working person, with a proven ability to work as part of a team or unsupervised. Able to adapt to changing work environments and to add to, or extend, current skill levels.

Hope this helps - good luck


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Subject: RE: BS: Writing a CV
From: GUEST,Elfcall
Date: 26 Feb 04 - 08:49 AM

Foolestroupe,

the old adage stands: ' Lies, damned lies and curriculem vitaes '

Elfcall


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