7. Decision making and action planning
8. Resources and bibliography
The resolve starts tomorrow morning – I’ve heard it’s quite a good hang-over cure … Post a comment if you have any suggestions to help ease things along!
The very name ‘curriculum vitae’ comes under scrutiny when you ask what is the difference between a CV and a resumé? Ordinarily, I would say “not much”. However I found some advice on this website about the differences between Canadian CVs and resumés, which describes the resumé as a 1-2 page document and the CV to be anything up to 20 pages (for academic and other professional jobs). I would say the latter is more commonly known as a personal /professional portfolio which includes all relevant positions held and charting key achievements during a person’s career history. If you have lots of extra information to include such as a list of publications, presentations delivered at conferences and other supporting information I usually advise people to place them into an appendix following the main 2-page CV and then refer to them on page 1. In this way you don’t break up the flow of the CV and can add as many pages as you like.
Another difference in CV conventions between countries which we identified was the inclusion (or not) of a photograph on the front of your CV. Again, for many of the postgrads in Lyon this was the norm. I think, with respect to equal opportunities and other rules of employment, demand for the inclusion of a photo on CVs or application forms has been reducing over the years to avoid possible discrimination towards people’s appearance.
PS: This is just a brief blog about CVs – more detailed information will be posted up soon about how to write an effective CV for bioscience researchers.
|Organisers: Thierry Defrance & Benedict Durand (4th, 5th from left);
Careers workshop deliverers: Sarah Blackford (2nd from left), Peter Lumsden (2nd from right).
Et alia: Left to right: Charlie Scutt, Nicolas Brouilly, Alexa Sadier, Latifa Bouguessa and Nisrine Falah.
PPS: Many thanks to BMIC, Lyon for organising such a great 2 days for the bioscience postgraduate students including our careers workshop on Day 2.