Your Career Story: Crafting CVs and Resumes

ACS Webinars

 An employer’s first impression of a potential job candidate comes from how they present their knowledge, experience, skills, and achievements in a written document. Depending on the job sector, this document will take form as a resume or a curriculum vitae (CV).

Join Milcah S. Jackson of the Student and Postdoctoral Scholars Development Office at the American Chemical Society as she discusses when a resume or CV is necessary, the differences and similarities between both documents, and provide tips on how to build a resume using a comprehensive CV. Register now to discover more about individual development plans (IDP) and ChemIDP’s new feature “My Vitae,” a tool that allows users to document career and professional development highlights.

This ACS Webinar is moderated by Tom Halleran of ACS Education at the American Chemical Society and is co-produced with ACS Careers.

What You Will Learn

  • The similarities and differences between Resumes and CVs
  • Which document is more commonly requested based on job sector
  • How a comprehensive CV can be used to build a job-specific resume

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The presenter of this webinar was very helpful and informative. I am in the process of applying to jobs and I greatly benefitted from the in-depth information presented as well as the tips and advice.


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Milcah S. Jackson
Program Specialist, Student and Postdoctoral Scholars Development Office, American Chemical Society

Tom Halleran
Manager, ACS Education,
American Chemical Society

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