Academic CVs and Cover Letters for Researchers: Review and Discussion

The principles of writing a good academic CV and cover letter are fairly straightforward, and there is a wealth of guidance and examples of how to do this available on the Careers Service website and elsewhere. To make the best use of your time, this review session will not cover those elements in detail (we assume that participants have already exploited those resources and drafted a CV/cover letter as appropriate) but rather offers the chance to gain invaluable feedback on your materials through review and discussion with your peers and the workshop facilitators, which has always been the most productive part of our previous CV workshop.

Please note that this session focuses on academic job applications. Participants should bring along a draft CV and/or cover letter, plus any job descriptions that interest you, whether in general terms or for a potential application. We are unable to print documents for participants; if you wish to work on a paper copy of your CV/cover letter please print before arriving at the Careers Service.

All DPhil students and research staff welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch.