The Purpose, Content & Structure of a Curriculum Vitae


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You hold a PhD in nuclear engineering and are seeking a new academic position in nuclear physics. When finalizing your vita for submission, which of the following of information should not be included?

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1. What's a generally safe page margin for a CV?

2. Which of the following purposes would a CV be submitted?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your ability to remember how to successfully craft a curriculum vitae will be assessed in this quiz/worksheet combo. Practice questions test you on formatting, use, and content of a CV.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to check your knowledge about:

  • What should and should not be included in your CV
  • How to format a CV
  • The purpose(s) of a CV

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the purpose, content, and format of a CV
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about relevant experience to include on a CV in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define and answer questions about a curriculum vitae
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding creating a CV

Additional Learning

When you apply for a job, a research grant, or submit for publication, you may be asked for your curriculum vitae. Learn more about CVs in the interactive lesson The Purpose, Content & Structure of a Curriculum Vitae. Topics include:

  • Defining curriculum vitae and its purpose
  • Structure and content of a CV
  • Formatting and style of a CV