Application tips: Viết CV/resume như thế nào?

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  1. vietanhru

    vietanhru Thèm thuồng

    Em mới liên lạc được với 1 ông thầy , ông này bảo em gửi CV cho ông ấy , để ông ấy xem sao . Mà em chả biết nói gì trong đấy cả ..Hồ sơ của em không có thành tích nghiên cứu khoa học gì nổi bật , chỉ có mỗi điểm GPA cao thôi , giờ em phải viết gì trong CV bây giờ được ??
    Anh chị nào có mẫu cho em xem với , em đang rất cần
    Em cám ơn nhiều ạ
  2. BoogieEngineer

    BoogieEngineer Thèm thuồng

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  3. JS

    JS lãng đãng

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  4. Yen

    Yen Thèm thuồng

    Mới xem CV này của một người bạn, mình thấy rất rõ ràng và đẹp đẽ.
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  5. VietPhDStaff

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    How to write a Curriculum Vitae (CV)

    How to write a Curriculum Vitae (CV)

    The CV (resume, in American English) is meant to introduce you and your background to somebody who does not know you and barely has time to get to know you. It should present you in the best possible light, in a concise and well-structured manner. There are plenty of resume-writing guides out there, that can teach you to the smallest details how to write one. Their regular problem is that they do not agree with each other when it comes to details. This is why we have put here together a number of generally agreed guide-lines, plus some specific details that could help EE students. A regular CV for business purposes should definitely not go over one A4 page. If you intend to use it for academic purposes and not for a job, the CV can pass that limit, on the condition that you use the extra space to describe academic activities, like conferences, publications list, etc. A well-written CV shows first what is most important, but contains all relevant information. To this goal, we advise you to adapt it to your target (specific type of job or scholarship). Cut information from your CV only as a solution of last resort, but pay attention to the order in which you present it in your CV.

    Print the CV on plain-white A4 paper, save some of the same type for the cover letter – did we say that you should never, but never! send a CV without a cover letter – and find matching A4 envelopes. If the announcement does not say anything about a cover letter, you still should send one. It introduces your CV to the reader, attracts attention to certain parts of it that you want to bring to light, or mentions aspects that for some reason could not be listed in your CV.
    To make it look neat, we suggest you use one of the Word pre-made formats, unless you are a computer-savvy and feel confident that you can produce an even better-structured and easier-to-read format. You will be able to introduce you own headers in that format; below we have a word of advice for those most-often met in a CV.

    Personal details – here you should include your birth date, contact address, email, telephone number and nationality. In case you have both a permanent and study address, include both, with the dates when you can be contacted at each of them. Personal details can be written with smaller fonts than the rest of your CV, if you want to save space. They do not have to jump in the reader’s attention – you will never convince somebody to hire you because you have a nice email alias! If your CV managed to awaken the reader’s interest, he or she will look after contact details – it is important that they be there, but not that they are the first thing somebody reads in your CV. You should write your name with a bigger font than the rest of the text, so that the reader knows easily whose CV is he or she reading. If you need to save space, you can delete the Curriculum Vitae line on the top of your CV. After all, if you have done a good job writing it, it should be obvious that that piece of paper is a CV, no need to spell it out loud.

    Objective – this is a concise statement of what you actually want to do. It’s not bad if it matches the thing you are applying for. Don’t restrict it too much “to get this scholarship”, but rather “to develop a career in… ” the thing that you’re going to study if you get the scholarship. If you apply for a job, you can be even more specific – ” to obtain a position in… , where I can use my skills in…”. You can use a few lines to describes that specifically, but keep in mind that you should show what you can do for the company more than what the company can do for you. Writing a good objective can be tough; take some time to think about what exactly are you going to write there.

    If you, the visitor of our site, are who we think we are – a young student, or a person who has just graduated, you should start your CV with your education. Very probably, at this age it is your most important asset. We suggest you use the reverse chronological order, since it is more important what master’s degree you have rather than that, very probably, you went to high school in your native town. No matter for which order you decide – chronological or reverse – you should keep it the same throughout the rest of your CV. Try to give an exact account of your accomplishments in school: grades (do not forget to write the scale if it may differ from the one the reader of your CV is used to), standing in class (in percent), title of your dissertation, expected graduation date if you think this is an important aspect. There is no need to write all of the above, but only those that put you in the best light. Are you not in the best 20% of your class? Better not to mention ranking then, maybe you still have good grades, or your school is a renowned one. In any case, do not make your results better than in reality – you cannot know how this information may be checked and the whole application will lose credibility. Cheating is a very serious offense in Western schools.

    Awards received – you should introduce this header right after the education, in order to outline all the scholarly or otherwise distinctions you have received. Another solution is to include these awards in the education section, but this might make the lecture difficult – the reader wants to get from that section an impression about the schools you went to and the overall results, not about every distinction you were awarded. Still, these are important! Therefore, here is the place to mention them – scholarships, stages abroad you had to compete for, prizes in contests, any kind of distinction. Here, same as everywhere in your CV, write a detailed account of what happened: do not just mention the year and “Prize in Physics”, but rather give the exact date (month), place, name and organiser of the competition. For a scholarship abroad, write the time frame, name of the University, Department, the subject of classes there – e.g. managerial economics – name of the award-giving institution, if different from that of the host-university.

    Practical experience – here you should include internships as well. Don’t feel ashamed with what you did, don’t try to diminish your accomplishments! Nobody really expects you to have started a million dollar business if you’re still a student – even better if you did, though! Accountability is an important criterion for what you write in this section. The account should show what you improved, where, by how much, what your responsibilities were. The idea is that when you apply for a job you have to show growth-potential. That is, that you proved some kind of progress from one job to another and that especially at the last one you were so good, you could obviously do something that involves more responsibility – like the job you are applying for now. The overall result should portray you as a leader, a person with initiative and creativity – don’t forget you have to convince the reader of your CV that you are the best pick for that job.

    Extracurricular activities – if you’re writing a professional, and not an academic CV, this is the place to mention conferences or any other activities outside the school that for some reason did not fit in the CV so far. A good section here can help a lot towards that goal of portraying you as a leader, a person with initiative, not just a nerd with good grades.

    Languages – list here all the languages you speak, with a one-word description of your knowledge of that language. We suggest the following scale: conversational, intermediate, advanced, and fluent. List any certificates and/or results like TOEFL scores, with date.

    Computer skills – write everything you know, including Internet browsers and text editing skills. There is no absolute need to know C++ unless you wanna be a programmer or something. List certificates and specialty studies as well.

    Hobbies – list them if space is left on the page. They look fine in a CV, showing you are not a no-life workaholic, but a normal person. There is no need to have a 20,000 pieces stamp collection, you can mention reading or mountain tracking as well.

    You can introduce other headers that suit your needs. Some CV’s, for example, have a summary heading, that brings in front what the author considers to be the most important stuff in his/her CV. A references section, where you can list with contact details persons ready to recommend you can be added as well. If it misses, the recruiters will assume they are available on request.

    Source: How to write a CV/Resume - Think Scholarships? Think
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  6. VietPhDStaff

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    Resume for graduate/research assistantship – Do’s and Don’ts.

    Resume for graduate/research assistantship – Do’s and Don’ts.

    Disclaimer: The guidelines below may not be perfect. They are based on my personal experience and from witnessing several employers select and reject resumes. The job nature and the employer’s line of thought make or break a resume. It is entirely left to your discretion to follow my directions or to leave it as the road not taken.

    You know the situation: Too many students seeking Assistantship, a huge lack of funds, every Department gets flooded with resumes and people holding existing positions don’t graduate. In such an unfriendly environment, how far do you fancy your chances of finding a Graduate Assistantship? It is unfair to attribute success to having contacts in a Department or simply luck. The truth is, a wee bit of fine-tuning to your approach can make a whole lot of difference.

    The first objective is to make your resume get noticed. Some of the golden rules:

    1. A neat resume is of course a MUST. Avoid squeezing too much text into your resume. Remember, every employer gets at least a hundred resumes. The average time spent on any resume on the first glance would be very meager, maybe just a few seconds! Quantity does not matter, only quality matters.

    2. A grammatically sound resume always helps. Communication skills, both oral and written play a big role in finding Assistantship. Always run a spell-check before you send out your resume. Do not use active voice in your resume. A quick grammar brush-up: “Cat caught the rat” is active; “The rat was caught by the cat” is passive.

    3. G.P.A: Do not convert your percentage aggregate (E.g. 75%) into a G.P.A. of 3.0/4.0 for your undergraduate study. It is a good idea to not use G.P.A. if your educational system did not follow that standard.

    4. Experience

     Try to follow a chronological order, always.
     Enlist any experience in web design, computer support and administrative duties.
     If you have a Bachelors’ degree in lets say, Computer Science and you have worked in several companies, do not list all of them. Most employers require a handyman who can do a bit of everything; they do not need an over-qualified engineer.
     Do not forget that every rule has an exception; it may not be true for all jobs. Some jobs might require a strong technical background.

    5. Skills

     Try to include only the more relevant skills and the ones you really know. The more skills you have, the more you lose your credibility.
     If you mention a particular tool or language, try to mention the version you are familiar with. (E.g. Office 2000 instead of just MS Office).
     If you claim that you are “skilled” in let’s say, Adobe Photoshop 7.0, make sure that you at least know the basics of the software and the new features that have incorporated into the latest version.
     Do not mention too many programming languages; just mention the ones you are most familiar with.

    6. Projects

     Do not mention too many technical projects. Again, I would like to stress that very few positions require a strong technical background.
     Try to restrict yourself to half a dozen projects or less.
     Projects in Web/Graphic Design and databases are a plus.
     When including projects in C/C++/Java, try to mention the simpler ones like Home Accounting system or a board game simulation.

    7. Coursework and Extra-curricular activities: It is in your own interest to include these sections. In my opinion, coursework is not necessary. Mentioning extra-curricular activities like ‘organized blood banks in my undergraduate study’ or ‘participated in tech-symposiums held in various colleges’ can be avoided.

    Good Luck!!

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