CV Tips

A CV, or Curriculum Vitae, is a document that outlines your educational and professional history. It is often used when applying for jobs, internships, and graduate programs. Here are some CV tips to help you create an effective CV:

1. Start with your contact information at the top of the CV. This should include your name, address, phone number, and email address.

2. Next, list your education history. Include the name of the school, the degree earned, and the year it was earned.

3. Next, list your work history. Include the company name, job title, and the years you worked there.

4. Finally, list any additional information you want to include. This could include languages you speak, certifications or trainings you have completed, honors or awards received, etc.

5. It is common practice to list your CV in reverse chronological order, with the most recent information first. For example:

2013-Present    University of Pittsburgh            Research Assistant      Eisenberg Lab

2010-2012          University of California, Berkeley            Undergraduate Student Researcher                          Taube Center for Management of Health Care Information

2008-2010     Nagoya University           Japan Exchange Program Seminar Leader                                                Educational Activities Officer

6. If you have had more than 10-15 jobs, you should consider breaking your CV into multiple parts. This will help you to organize and highlight the relevant experiences for each employer.

7. Avoid listing high school education unless it is specifically requested in a job description.

8. Lastly, keep your CV concise! Employers typically spend less than 30 seconds reviewing a CV before deciding whether or not to move forward with an applicant.


CV tips can help you create a document that will effectively showcase your qualifications and experience. By following these tips, you can ensure that your CV is organized and easy to read. Keep in mind that employers typically spend less than 30 seconds reviewing a CV, so make sure to highlight the most relevant information. Good luck!

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