A curriculum vitae, often shortened as CV or vita, is a written overview of someone’s life’s work. Vitae often aim to be a complete record of someone’s career, and can be extensive.
A good CV must have at a glance all the information the recruiter needs. The clarity of your resume must prevail over originality. You have two options:
- a presentation by headings: it will highlight the candidate’s experiences without revealing the chronology of the career. The most common topics: personal presentation, course and training, professional experiences and finally your interests. Do not hesitate to add a references section if you have good recommendations relevant to the position.
- a presentation by skill: it will showcase your achievements during your career more than the title of your posts
Curriculum vitae is a Latin expression which can be loosely translated as [the] course of [my] life. In current usage, curriculum is less marked as a foreign loanword. Traditionally the word vitae is rendered in English using the ligature, hence vitæ although this convention (curriculum vitæ) is less common in contemporary practice.
The plural of curriculum vitae, in Latin, is formed following Latin rules of grammar as curricula vitae, and is used along with curricula vitarum, each of which is debated as being more grammatically correct than the other.
In English, the plural of the full expression curriculum vitae is seldom used; the plural of curriculum on its own is usually written as “curricula”, rather than the traditional curriculum
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JP Morgan offers full cost bursaries for young South Africans wishing to pursue degree programmes in:
- The main criteria used in the selection of successful applicants are academic potential and motivation for a career with JP Morgan.
- Applicants must have achieved an average of 65% and above for their undergraduate degree and in the latest examinations (mid-year / June).