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First Impressions Count: What is the Difference between a Resume and a Curriculum vitae?

People are often confused about the differences between the Resume and the Curriculum vitae (CV). Their formats and content are different and depend upon the purpose. Corporate, business, and industrial employers (commonly, employers in non-academic settings) use the Resume to document a potential job applicant’s education, work history, and experience. Often, the first point of contact between a job applicant and a prospective employer, the Resume must make a good...

Tips to Drafting a Concise Scientific Abstract 

The majority of us are working remotely now and we could use a productive and rewarding distraction. It’s a good time to work on that abstract for that conference that hopefully will happen or maybe shake the dust off a manuscript that you have successfully procrastinated drafting. Several years ago, I attended a writing class for scientists.  The instructor was so very good that to this day I still remember...

Applying for a University Professor position?

Every application for a professor or analogous academic position requires a teaching, research, and service statement. How do you organize your application for maximum effect? First, include a few introductory sentences, largely tailored to the school in question, such as: I appreciate being considered for Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Arizona. My research interests compliment the Department’s broad expertise in surface analysis, polymer chemistry, and biological...