CV – Revamp

I occasionally get people downloading my CV from my About page, and I feel a little embarrassed when it happens. The New Media CV is three years out of date, and the Archaeology CV is a ridiculous six pages long! I’ve made selective CVs from time to time for permits, the Qatar job and whatnot, but I wanted to make a one-page CV that shows what I do. I’ll certainly revise it when I start applying to academic jobs, but I think that it’s a pretty good representation of the weird interdisciplinary space I’m in.

While I was tempted to be creative, I just chose a slightly different font for my name and the section titles. I used Adobe Illustrator instead of Word so I could play with the spacing, but it looks like there’s some funny spacing under Publications.

The content of the CV was a little hard as well; there’s a reason I’ve kept separate archaeology and new media CVs. My teaching experience (11 semesters, not including field schools) and fieldwork (10 academic sites and about the same in CRM) took up a page each! I also knocked out my awards/honors and my grants because I think that most people if they don’t see NSF or Wenner Gren, they aren’t interested. The last thing I cut were my papers presented because there were 13 of them and the best of them have turned into publications anyway.

So what do you think? Too unprofessional? Too boring? Let me have it!

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2 responses to “CV – Revamp

  1. I think your cv as currently structured is ok, but it really depends on what you want to use it for. For academic purposes, I think a longer, more detailed version is expected. For some non-academic jobs, one page is the norm. But, they may want to know with whom you did CRM work, etc. So, for a non-specific cv, the current one is fine, but you should probably revise it for specific purposes. I know that I have several versions of my cv for different purposes.

  2. (1) Why is one paper “forthcoming” while 2 are “in press” ?
    (2) It might be good to have your blog URL’s as links.
    (3) I would definitely add more details under teaching, Your record could indicate one or two classes as a TA, or a bunch of different classes as the instructor.
    (4) Formatting of entryies under multimedia is inconsistent.
    (5) Citation, Morgan 2009 – there shouldn’t be a period after the journal.
    (6) formating in the middle sections can be tightened up to give room for teaching.

    But, LynneG is correct, it depends on the purposes. But as a single-page intro, this seems to give impression of what you are all about academically.

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