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How to write a curriculum vitae

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A Curriculum Vitae is one or 2 pages of information about what you did in terms of your education, research, and practice. Arrangement of this information requires a substantial line from education to activities throughout your life. CV’s parts include 11 parts, and each part is somehow representative of its last section. Although it appears to be completely separated, it has a story to tell. Moreover, it requires to be in a simple and minimal design with organized margins, so that contents would be able to draw attention, not the color.

We paraphrased these 11 sections divided by their years:

Part 1: Full Name
A CV starts with your full name, representing your identity.

Part 2: Contact Information
Several ways to make people accessible. Your Email, address, phone number, and LinkedIn profile would be some of these options.

Part 3: Educational Background
All of your educational background, including your degree, GPA, thesis subject, the name of your supervisor, and graduation date should be mentioned in this section.

Part 4: Research Interest
There should be some interesting areas in your course studies which attracted you the most. In this section, your desired research and interest areas need to be addressed.

Part 5: Research Project
The story continues with what you did in terms of your interest areas. This is where you mention the name and year of projects you conducted or attended to feed your passion.

Part 6: Publications
You did some projects in terms of your interest areas, right? This section is where you provide information about what has come out of your activities. Write about your publications, starting with the name of the authors, word-by-word subject of your publications, the name of the issue journals, and the date of submission or publication.

Part 7: Work Experiences
Any professional job you have done in your life span should be mentioned here, starting with your title and a short description of what you did as the specific title. Besides, it is important to write about where you worked. Do not forget the duration!

Part 8: Volunteers and Membership
Do you have any experience in volunteering jobs or as a member of a team? Right it down with your title, responsibilities, and the name of where you have done it.

Part 9: Skills
All you did until now brought up some technical and personal skills for you. In section 9, these skills ought to be mentioned, such as your software skills, personal skills, and language skills with your scores.

Part 10: Honors and Awards
The research project, professional activities, and skills end up with some credits. Any honors, credits, and awards you have achieved need to be addressed in this section. Again, Do not forget the year you have accomplished your achievements.

Part 11: References
Academic Curriculum Vitae needs some references (according to each university) that committees can make contact with, and ask about you and your activities. For most universities, 3 academic references should do the job, but some universities suggest choosing 2 academic people and 1 professional reference instead. The name of the referee, academic rank, universities or companies that the referee works for, and contact information (Email address). Furthermore, mentioning if they are your thesis supervisor, professor, or the CEO of where you work should be enough.



  • Do not forget to mention the years and duration of each part.
  • Try to write each very specific and without extra explanation.
  • Do not paraphrase your sentences, and write the exact name of your degree, title, year, etc.

It is important to keep up with the story you are telling.


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