“Course of Life” is the Latin translation of curriculum vitae.
This job search tool, therefore, is meant to show professional growth in greater detail than a traditional résumé. A C.V. is organic, a process— an on-going, ever-changing, comprehensive reflection of the educational and professional elements of the individual attempting to secure a personal interview.
A VITA IS USED BY AN INDIVIDUAL INTERESTED IN:
IT MAY CONSIST OF:
IT MUST BE:
This is your life’s course, and you can showcase it according to your personal desires. HOWEVER, you must adhere to some basic rules:
SECTIONS OF A CURRICULUM VITAE
As with the résumé, this document is intended to secure an interview wherein you will shine brighter than your competition and get the job! It is extremely important, therefore, that you provide the interested parties with all the pertinent information that you can.
This does not mean that you must include every single adventure you have experienced in life during the past x number of years.
It does mean that you should include everything that relates to the open position you seek to fill. In the future, after publishing and presenting papers and administrating and teaching and lecturing, if it takes several pages to showcase your pertinent information, so be it!
Remember the basic rules.
Because this is a display of your educational and professional adventures, you have the option of arranging the sections according to your personal preference. You should always begin with personal data, however, and include any of the following which are relevant to your experience:
[Sample CV's are available in CAS 125.]