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Marketing Yourself as a Successful Science Graduate
Lynette Spooner & Claire McGowan, June 1997

 

Two CV Examples

Your CV is critical. Consider it an ambassador for yourself. Do you want it to be dull, poorly written, out of date and inappropriate? No? There is ample advice available on the preparation of resumes or CVs, including some excellent scientist-oriented information in Science's Next Wave site. To summarise what we think is most important:

  • your CV should be revamped each time you apply for a new position, because you will need to tailor the marketing of your skills and abilities to each individual job niche,
  • it should be absolutely professional in presentation,
  • and if it is directed at a position outside traditional science, you will have to be very careful in the way you present your abilities. Remember that to a person outside academia, a PhD is an obscure ivory-tower qualification. They don't know how capable and competant you really are, you have to tell them!

Her are a couple of fun CVs, to show you the wrong way and the right way to go about putting your CV together.

  1. The Unprofessional Image...
  2. Presenting your BEST image...

 

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