One of the primary functions of a CV is to provide a succinct chronicle of your experience and training. In a sense, a CV is a multipurpose, personal application form for employment, educational opportunities, honors and awards, presentations, research, and membership or participation in an organization. What you ultimately decide to put on your CV depends on what position you are applying for. Although there is no hard rule about how many pages your CV should be, students should know that an overly lengthy one can work against their interests.
British recommendation letters this week. European tenure letters were the bane of my existence. Indeed here is the first comment on FB: Britta Hoyer the German style: So today I share my post on how to write a recommendation letter, American style. May it produce the hoped-for results. A few of these folks have been letter-writers, but most of them are the sorry subjects of letters that they they were horrified to have had the chance to see.
Others have been asked to write their own recommendation letters by irresponsible and lazy recommenders. I disapprove of this practice completely. They are taken very, very seriously, and pored over, and deconstructed, and discussed. And sometimes, acknowledged as works of writing in their own right as when I once overheard one tenured colleague say to another: I will first lay out a paragraph structure.
This is just a suggestion. Obviously this kind of writing will be completely personalized. An opening that indicates a general but not excessive warmth. A second paragraph continuing from above about the status of the main writing project.
Pace of work and productivity are valuable here. Evidence of the wider success of the candidate in the profession—the grant support, awards, and of course publications associated with the primary research.
Conference activity can be mentioned here. A brief indication of next steps in research and publishing, so that search committees feel reassured that the candidate has a long-range plan.
Discipline-specific attributes, such as experience in country of research, language fluency, technical skills, or other such things.
For example, because I sometimes visited my Ph. Description of teaching abilities. This will be specific, mentioning course names, and methods used by the candidate, and departmental observations, evaluations, or feedback, to the extent the writer has this information available.
Ideally the writer will have personally witnessed teaching by the candidate. Awards given for teaching should be mentioned.
One of my Ph. One of the fears of search committees is that a candidate will be tiresomely focused on their research, and will be unable to assist in the running of the department. The letter can assuage those fears.
This must be non-emotional and strictly non-gendered. Attributes to emphasize include resourcefulness, responsibility, good humor, organization, energy, etc.Please advise us by E-mail ([email protected]) what you like to read in or write for the Encyclopedia of Bioscience.
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Everybody has done it at least once, and it’s an awful experience. The format, remembering your work experience, digging up the grades you got on the leaving and junior cert, tracking down your work experience boss and reminding him who you are to get the reference, pure suckage.
The wonderful Shit Academic Say (@AcademicsSay) retweeted a hilarious parody of American vs. British recommendation letters this week.