Understanding and Evaluating Associateship Opportunities
Tips in Writing a Resume or CV

Course Author(s): David G. Dunning, MA, PhD;Robert D. Madden, DDS, MBA

Tips in Writing a Resume or CV

  1. Match your CV or resume for the position. Highlight your education, work experience and skills as they relate to the position.
  2. Use keywords from the job description. This will show the employer you are an ideal fit for the position.
  3. Edit, edit, and re-edit your document. Make sure there are no spelling or grammatical errors. Make sure your format is uniform. For example, if you use bullet points in one job description make sure they are used in all of the job descriptions.
  4. Review your document and make sure you have included everything.
  5. Be honest and accurate with your achievements, employment, etc.
  6. Get permission from your references.
  7. Expect background checks to be done by the employer.
Tips in Writing a Resume or CV

Samples of resumes and CVs can be viewed online. One website you might wish to view is: http://jobsearch.about.com/od/sampleresumes/a/sampleresumes.htm. Additional tips on writing resumes/CVs along with a sample can be viewed at: https://asdanet.org/cv/.