Résumé Writing, Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Statement of Purpose (SOP)

Chapter Objectives

This chapter discusses the importance of writing effectively the résumé, the CV and the statement of purpose (SOP). This is discussed in the context of their high career making value in relation to getting job calls and academic admissions.


A résumé is a one or two page summary of your education, skills, accomplishments, and experience. Your résumé's purpose is to enable you to gain the selector's attention. A résumé does its job successfully if it does not exclude you from their consideration. To prepare a successful résumé, you need to know how to review, summarize, and present your experiences and achievements on one page. ...

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