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Wonderful Meeting Last Night!

Posted by Editor on October 22, 2008

Many, MANY thanks to Ann Roselle who provided a wonderful overview and many excellent tps for those of us in the job seeking process.  We viewed and critiqued the good, the bad, and the ugly in resumes and CVs.   We also discussed the distinction between the two.

Here are Ann’s slides!    cover-letter-resume-tips

And, regarding the differences between CVs and resumes:  according to About.COM, the differences between a CV and a resume are:

  • the length
  • what is included and
  • what each is used for

A resume is

  • a one or two page summary of your skills, experience and education.
  • brief and concise – no more than a page or two

A Curriculum Vitae is

  • a longer (at least two page) and more detailed synopsis.
  • includes a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details.

In the United States, a curriculum vitae is used primarily when applying for academic, education, scientific or research positions. It is also applicable when applying for fellowships or grants.

Other comments on this topic are found at: http://www.lisjobs.com/career_trends/?p=107

Thanks, also to all who provided snacks, especially to Ed Van Winkle who co-authored the talk, introduced Ann and also provided great munchies!

We will plan to meet again next month! The 4th Tuesday is November 25. Will that work for y’all? We are contemplating a visit to a prison library service, and will let you know details later! Thanks very much for  your attendance and enthusiastic participation!

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One Response to “Wonderful Meeting Last Night!”

  1. Betty Murphy said

    I enjoyed Ann’s talk very much. She is a very enthusiastic speaker and she had some great insights into the Search Committee process. Thanks for arranging it!
    Tuesday, November 25th is ok by me. I just wonder if it might be too close to Thanksgiving for some people. . .

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