## When to have a CV.

If you’re interested in an academic job, you should start keeping track of your academic work when you begin your undergraduate education. You might not need to send anyone your CV until you apply for graduate school 4+ years later (or perhaps not even until you’re applying to jobs after you get a PhD), but since a CV is meant to be comprehensive and because you only need one, it’s easiest to build one as you progress through your life. If you’re not interested in academic jobs, it still might be useful to build a CV to serve as a “master resume” that you can pull content from each time you apply for a new opportunity.

## The Contents of a CV.

What you as an undergrad can put on your CV to apply for graduate school is vastly different from what a veteran professor can put on their CV to apply for an associate dean position, but in both cases the CV should be a comprehensive record of an individual’s scholarly work. Whereas writing a good resume requires that you know a lot about the position that you’re applying for, writing a good CV requires that you keep a good “paper trail” of your significant academic work, especially for things that you’ve done that fit into one of the three core aspects listed above. You’ll probably want to keep track of the following:

• Your educational history as far back as your undergraduate college, including any awards you’ve won or honor societies you’re a part of.

• Descriptions of what you specifically did, much as you would list for a resume

• List of all of your scholarly publications.

• List of any non-peer-reviewed writing you did. If you can link to a place where someone reading your CV could find something you wrote, you should include it!

• List of any presentations you’ve given (even to your home department in college).

• List of any conferences you’ve attended (along with the conference date and location!), especially if you presented work at these conferences.

• Your teaching experience (including any work you've done tutoring or mentoring).

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