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Resumes

If you had 10 seconds to tell an employer about yourself, what would you choose to say and how would you convey it most effectively? Your resume must be organized, concise, and well designed. It’s an important self-marketing piece, and you need it to stand out from dozens, even hundreds, of other job applicants to grab a hiring manager’s attention — all in the time it takes for him or her to take a sip of coffee. No pressure, right?
 
Fortunately, Chapman University has the help you need to put together a resume that gets your foot in the door!

 

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Curriculum Vitae (CV)

The main difference between a resume and a curriculum vitae (CV) is that a CV is much more detailed and highlights your accomplishments, particularly those in the academic world. Typically, CVs are more common in countries outside the U.S., however, there are certain career fields that do ask for CVs as part of their application process.

Because CVs provide more detailed information about a person, more writing is clearly needed. Like a resume, you need to provide your name and contact information, education, and work experience. However, a CV also details your areas of interest, any grants or honors that you have been awarded based on your work, any publications, scholarly or professional memberships, and of course your references.

Creating an Effective Resume (2011), Understanding the CV by Mariann Siegert, Lynda Career Development Library

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