This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Curriculum Vitaes, A History Of Essay

1049 words - 5 pages

The Curriculum Vitae, (C.V.) has been used by candidates to introduce themselves and their skills, character and ambitions, to prospective employers for many years. Employers on the other hand, have used the very same document as a way of assessing a candidate’s potential suitability for employment in all parts of their business. In both cases, the people using the C.V. are aiming to get to the same point; a capable and suitable candidate being interviewed for whatever vacancy is currently available.
Many highly skilled and proficient candidates fail to get interviews, simply because their C.V.’s are poorly laid out, fail to highlight relevant skills and experience, are too long winded, ...view middle of the document...

V. This focusses more on the overall achievements and qualification during the candidates’ career to date. This format would be particularly useful for a graduate who had little work experience, but a relevant and recent qualification. However, whilst this format has increased in popularity, it is still a relatively unknown style and could be off putting to potential employers as they cannot see a career path or stable periods of employment.
Candidates with strong academic qualifications and experience may need to consider an Academic style of C.V. This is most appropriate if they are applying for roles with a heavy academic bias, such as lecturers or researchers. The document should still be concise, but will highlight the key and relevant areas of study, research carried out and prizes or awards received. As it is highly likely that the reader will be of a technical bias, then the use of academic technical language would be appropriate, however, it could be that the first assessment of candidates C.V.’s is done by someone other than the final employer, and therefore, technical language should be kept to a minimum.
Whichever style is deemed appropriate, the next area of consideration is the actual production of the document. With the advent of personal computers and word processing software, the overwhelming majority of C.V.’s produced today are typed. It would be highly unlikely that a handwritten C.V. would be deemed suitable in any circumstance other than where a large element of the job role would involve having presentable handwriting, thus meaning a handwriting sample would be beneficial to the reviewer, a museum curator, for example.
The visual impact, and by default, the first impressions of the C.V. can be dramatically affected by the typeface chosen. Studies carried out by The Wichita State University showed that of all the available fonts, Corbel was identified as the one that had the highest scores for legibility, professionalism and clarity. It was assumed that the typeface meant that the writer was of a higher intelligence than the same C.V. written in other typefaces. Other studies have shown that...

Other Papers Like Curriculum Vitaes, a History of

A Brief History Of Bonn Essay

1647 words - 7 pages With traces of humans dating back 50,000 years, Bonn is considered to be one of Germany’s oldest cities (History). The city of Bonn “celebrated its 2000th anniversary in 1989, based on the date of its first written mention by the Roman writer Florus in 11 BC” (History). “Friedrich Schlegel once called Bonn a “friendly” town and it has been a friendly town throughout the whole 2000 years if its existence, which dates back to the foundation of the

A Brief History of Unix Essay

1523 words - 7 pages A Brief History of Unix This document is designed to give people with no previous UNIX experience some sense of what UNIX is. This document will cover the history of UNIX and an introduction to UNIX. HISTORY OF UNIX AND CAUSES FOR ITS POPULARITY Most discussions of UNIX begin with the history of UNIX without explaining why the history of UNIX is important to understanding UNIX. The remainder of this document will describe some

A History of Modern Psychology

930 words - 4 pages A History of Modern Psychology Psychology 310-History and Systems of Psychology October 7, 2013 Abstract Philosophy has been said to be the mother of all disciplines. Philosophy is the oldest disciplines studied and has influenced modern science. Natural and social science have their roots in philosophy. Modern sciences are influenced by philosophy and are similar to philosophical questions

A Short History of Gumbo

1711 words - 7 pages A SHORT HISTORY OF GUMBO by Stanley Dry Of all the dishes in the realm of Louisiana cooking, gumbo is the most famous and, very likely, the most popular. Gumbo crosses all class barriers, appearing on the tables of the poor as well as the wealthy. Although ingredients might vary greatly from one cook to the next, and from one part of the state to another, a steaming bowl of fragrant gumbo is one of life’s cherished pleasures, as emblematic

History of a Successful Company

656 words - 3 pages . Throughout this final project I will discuss supply and demand and pricing and marketing techniques. I will also discuss Target's successes within the United States, their abrupt exit from the Canadian market. "Microeconomics is the study of how households and firms make choices, how they interact in markets, and how the government attempts to influence their choices." (Hubbard and O'Brien, 2013, p. 15) History of Target Corp. Target was

A Nation Should Require All of Its Students to Study the Same National Curriculum Until They Go to College

546 words - 3 pages A nation should require all of its students to study the same national curriculum until they go to college Should a nation require all of its students to study the same national curriculum until they go to college? In my opinion, despite some shortcomings, the benefit of setting consistent curriculum across the country outweighs its drawbacks. Admittedly, requiring its students to study the same national curriculum is an important strategy to

A Nation Should Require All of Its Students to Study the Same National Curriculum Until They Enter College

706 words - 3 pages a uniform national curriculum would preclude the inclusion of programs, courses, and materials that are primarily of regional or local significance. For example, Heilongjiang Province requires children at certain grade levels to learn about the history of particular ethnic groups who make up the provinnce's diverse population. A national curriculum might not allow for this feature, and Heilongjiang 's youngsters would be worse off as a result of

A Brief History Of Photo Journalism

560 words - 3 pages A brief history of photo journalism Created on: May 28, 2008 Last Updated: August 06, 2008 "A picture is worth a thousand words" should be the motto of the photojournalist. It certainly is what they are all about. Who can ever forget some of the most memorable photos of the 20th century? It was the photo journalist who brought us the horror of the holocaust, the joy of the sailor who returned home and the faces of the world. We have been a

Richard Brautigan's A Short History Of California

1282 words - 6 pages have personally felt religious experience in the most random places and times. I find bus rides to be a religious experience for me. It clears my head, puts “conflicts” into perspective, and gives me a sense of “oneness” with the world. The feeling one gets during a religious is priceless and something we live for. It is also something found by being present. Brautigan’s A Short History of Religion in California revolves around the concept of

A History Of The Han Dynasty

801 words - 4 pages November 20 2009During the Han Dynasty, China officially became a Confucian state and did really good through agriculture, handicrafts and commerce. "The population reached 50 million and the empire expanded its political and cultural influence over Vietnam, Central Asia, Mongolia, and Korea before it finally collapsed from a lethal mixture of domestic and external pressures."(Han) "The first of the two periods of the dynasty, namely the Former

A History of Jazz and Classical Music

1769 words - 8 pages American form of music, and it's history occupies a much smaller span of time. Its origins are found in the early 1900s as some dance band leaders in the southern U.S. began playing music that combined ragtime and blues. Early exponents of this dance music were Jelly Roll Martin (a blues player) and Scott Joplin (ragtime). The terms "Jazz" and "Jazz Band" first surfaced in the year 1900. Some say this occurred in New

Related Essays

A Story Of History Essay

785 words - 4 pages Lee Min Yen , the author of passage 2. Banatvala asserts that since similar causes produce similar results, the benefit of history is that it can teach us how to avoid our ancestors’ mistakes and emulate their successes. While it seems logically correct that we can learn from our past, the author has made a sweeping assumption about human character. If people are eager and able to avert their forefathers’ failures and repeat their successes

A History Of Immigration Essay

939 words - 4 pages | | |A History of Immigration

A History Of Arby's Essay

1744 words - 7 pages A Crew Member's View of Arby's, Inc. by Tavis X. Crayk In this paper I will be discussing my current employer, Arby's restaurant chain. I will cover a brief history of the company including its current business enivornment, the management structure, the operational and financial issues that I see as an employee of the company, and finally any potential changes that I see in Arby's future. As the low man on the totem pole of

A Comparative Study Of The Philippines And Usa B.S. Nursing Curriculum