What is a CV?
Many clients come to our office asking “what is a CV?” and “what is the difference between a resume and a CV?” In a nutshell, the purpose of a resume is to convey one’s work experience, education and applicable skills in the most concise format possible. A CV, or curriculum vitae (Latin for “course of one’s life”), is typically longer in length (at least 2 pages) and includes:
- Teaching Experience
- Research Projects
- Published Works
- Professional and Educational Presentations
- Academic Awards and Honors
- Professional Affiliations
In the United States, A CV is primarily used only by those applying for positions in academia, science and/or research, or by those applying for grants and fellowships.
If you need assistance preparing your resume or CV, contact Regis University Career Services to schedule an appointment at 303-458-3508, or go to regis.edu/careerservices and click on “Schedule an Appointment”.
For more information, contact Career Services at 303.458.3508 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Interviewing Trends
Job interview trends change just as much as resume trends, so stay updated! Here are some newer trends to be aware of:
Situational Job Interviews
Employer questions during job interviews are becoming more scenario-based. Employers want to know what you would do in a certain situation or how you’ve acted in a certain situation. An example is: “What’s one time you’ve overcome a conflict with a co-worker?” The employer is seeking a specific example here. Define the problem, demonstrate how you overcame the problem using your skills and then talk about the result – how it turned out with the co-worker moving forward.
Investing in Candidates
Employers want to make sure they are making prudent investments when hiring employees. Organizations want people to stick around for many years and grow within the company. They are seeking candidates that are hungry and want to develop and learn within the field. Demonstrate this passion when asked a question like: “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”
Surprise on-the-spot Job Interviews
Treat every time you’re going to meet an employer as a potential job interview whether it is at a career fair, informational interview or networking event. Recruiters are conducting more on-the-spot job interviews than ever. Always be prepared to answer general questions like:
- Tell me about yourself…
- Why do you want to work here?
- What are your greatest strengths?
Additionally, always have your resume saved as a PDF on your phone so it’s always there for reference.
Make an appointment with Career Services to learn more and prepare for job interviews.
Brent Vogel, Assistant Director
An important aspect of any graduate school or job application is securing several strong recommendations letters. Right out of college it is common for alumni to ask their professors, which is a good idea, for they most likely have witnessed your work ethic, teamwork and determination.
When asking for a letter of recommendation from a professor you need give them 1-2 months’ notice and ask if they are comfortable writing a letter for you. Then make sure to include a packet of information reminding them of your accomplishments, involvement and work experience. This gives them a better picture of who you are outside of the classroom. The packet should include a resume, information on the job or graduate school you are applying, a deadline and pre-addressed envelopes with postage for them to send the letter on. Lastly, make sure to thank the person that wrote the letter both after it has been written and to update them after you find out the results of either the job or graduate school application.
If you have additional questions regarding recommendation letters or anything else focusing on careers or the job search, be sure to make an appointment with a career counselor.
For more information, contact Career Services at email@example.com or 303.458.3508.
Coalfire Employer Information Session
Tuesday, February 10th
Main Hall, Room 333
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Founded in 2001, Coalfire is a fast-growing IT Governance, Risk and Compliance (IT GRC) firm, serving as a trusted advisor and IT GRC tools-provider to security-conscious leaders in Retail, Financial Services, Healthcare, Hospitality, Higher Education, Government and Utilities.
RSVP to Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-458-3508
Career and Internship Fair Preparation
If you missed the Career and Internship Fair Prep workshop, take advantage of the handouts below to prepare for a successful career fair next Tuesday!
Career Fair Preparation Handout
Elevator Speech Worksheet
For more information, visit careers.edu/careerfair or contact Career Services at email@example.com or 303.458.3508.
All Regis University Students and Alumni are invited to attend! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-458-3508.