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CVs and Cover Letters
This links on this page can help you when preparing materials for the academic job market, including CVs and cover letters. In addition, the U-M Career Center offers many resources and services for those on the academic job market, including CV and cover letter consultations by appointment.
The CV Doctor Returns. This recurring series from the Chronicle of Higher Education tackles the job materials of two candidates every year and helps them tailor it for the jobs they seek
Dr. Karen's Rules of the Academic CV. From The Professor Is In blog, guidelines for formating and organizing the content of your CV
Creating and Maintaining Your CV. The basics of CVs -- what are they, how to create them, how to maintain them
Resources: Cover Letters
Understanding Cover Letters. An introductory guide from Inside Higher Ed on the basics of cover letters, including a detailed description of each paragraph and what it should convey
Keys to the Cover Letter. More advice from Inside Higher Ed on do's and don'ts of the cover letter.
Why Your Job Cover Letter Sucks. From The Professor Is In blog, guidelines for writing a winning cover letter
Resources: Tailoring Your Materials
Making Yourself 'Fit'. How to tailor your job materials for teaching-focused institutions
Positioning Yourself for a Job in a Two-Year College. Tailoring your job materials for two-year colleges
Above and Beyond. Describes how to make your cover letter stand out at a teaching-focused institution
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