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Resume and Curriculum Vitae (CV) Writing Tips

Writing a Resume

Categories of a Resume

DO NOT INCLUDE: Personal information such as your age, sex, social security number, health, marital status, children, religion, scholarships, or hobbies. Don't include irrelevant publications, awards, activities, associations and memberships. References are generally not included unless the posting specifically requests them.

Writing a Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Categories of a Curriculum Vitae

Other categories to consider:

Give a bibliographic description of your own or coauthored publications. Also, give a detailed description of presentations with the title, name of the organization, location and date.

Special Skills
List your competencies and skills, what you do well, including all the things you have learned as well as skills developed through education, training and experience.

Sample Resume:

John Doe, DVM

3501 Lindbergh Rd.
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 391-8600


Employment as an associate veterinarian in a small animal facility that focuses on quality pet care, effective management, teamwork and client education.


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (expected 5/2000)
NC State University, Raleigh, NC

BS Biology (5/95)
NC State University, Raleigh, NC

Relevant Experience

Veterinary Technician (7/95 - present)
Lindbergh Veterinary Hospital, Cary, NC