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How do you write an academic CV?

How do you write an academic CV?

Tips for Writing an Academic CV

  1. Think about length. Unlike resumes (and even some other CVs), academic CVs can be any length.
  2. Think about structure. More important than length is structure.
  3. Consider your audience.
  4. Talk to someone in your field.
  5. Make it easy to read.
  6. Be consistent.
  7. Carefully edit.

What is a psychology curriculum vitae?

A vitae is a detailed record that showcases your career and education accomplishments and can be unlimited in length, whereas a résumé is generally a one-page overview of your career. When applying for most jobs in psychology, employers will request that you send a vitae, not a résumé.

How do I write my first academic CV?


  1. Start with the main headings and sub-headings you will use.
  2. In general, you should start by providing some brief personal details, then a brief career summary.
  3. The first section of your CV should focus on your education, publications and research.

What skills do psychology students have?

General/Transferable Skills:

  • Academic writing and presentation skills.
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Abstract reasoning.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Organization/time management skills.
  • Goal setting and prioritizing.

How do you write a clinical research CV?

How to make your clinical research CV stand out

  1. Write a concise paragraph emphasising your key relevant skills.
  2. Your CV should be easy to read.
  3. Keep your CV short and simple.
  4. Include descriptions of your past roles.
  5. Therapy areas.
  6. Describe your past roles and responsibilities accurately.
  7. Honesty is the best policy!

What are your academic skills?

Academic skills are talents and habits that benefit academic pursuits such as learning, research, report writing and presentations. These include analysis, communication, social, planning, studying, test-taking and technical skills.

What does an academic CV contain?

CVs provide a concise summary of skills, knowledge and experience and to be effective they need to be tailored to a specific role or sector. This handout looks at CVs for PhD students applying for academic roles such as postdoc, research fellow and teaching positions.