Master Dissertation How Many References Should Be On A Resume

Preparing Your Curriculum Vitae

CV Handout and Examples

General Formatting

  1. No length limitations; may be many pages long
  2. Font size = 11/12 (name = 14/16); margins = 0.7” – 1.0”
  3. May use bullets or narrative paragraphs; avoid personal pronouns; avoid full sentences—begin each bullet or seim-sentence with a verb
  4. Add last name and page number in footer—smaller font size, italics

Contact information: name, address, phone, email

  1. Do NOT include the following: marital status, country of origin, birthdate, SSN
  2. Use one address (home or campus)—wherever you want to receive an offer letter; use one email address; may include professional website address (no personal info on webpages)

Typical Categories

  1. Education: all degrees listed
  2. Research Interests/Areas of Specialization
  3. Research Experience: dissertation is the “star of the show”; include title and advisor’s name, plus “abstract of your abstract” to describe your work; also include other substantial research in this section
  4. Teaching Experience: could precede Research for teaching-heavy positions; include TA work, sole instructor experience, Center for Teaching certificate, tutoring
  5. Publications (use subheadings of published, submitted, in preparation, conference proceedings, book chapters, etc); use citation style for your major journal
  6. Presentations (peer-reviewed regional, national, international meetings)
  7. Professional Experience (non-academic); if pertinent to the position (e.g., K-12 Teaching Experience; Engineering Industry Experience)
  8. Technical Skills (if important in your discipline)
  9. Professional Affiliations/Service (reviewer, organizer)
  10. Other Information: language skill, interests
  11. Other headings may be used, if relevant:  e.g., International Experience; Technical Reports

Keep your audience in mind

  1. Most important: research, teaching, professional record

Read, reread, and then have someone else read it

  1. No spelling, grammar mistakes; check for headings separated from content; create appropriate page breaks
  2. Double-check words in all capital letters:  spell-check does not check them


Reference List

  1. Include on last page of CV: keep all references on one page (usually 3-5 names)
  2. If job listing requests CV and List of References, create a separate list and send 2 documents
  3. Include name, title/relationship to you (e.g., Committee Member, Research Collaborator), address, phone and email



                                Referencing in your UTAS assignments

Step 1. Before you use this library guide check: Does your School have its own referencing guide? To find out ask your lecturer or tutor.

Step 2. If you are using this guide or another guide and you are still unsure about a particular citation, it is always best to check with your tutor or lecturer - they will be marking your work after all.

Step 3. Refer to the Style Manual. UTAS Library holds print Style Manuals (complete guides) for the following referencing styles: Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago, Vancouver & Turabian. You can find these manuals on the shelves in UTAS Library branches. To locate these books please refer to the other pages in this guide.

Step 4. If you have followed steps 1 - 3 and you still need referencing help contact staff in Student Learning, or ask at a library enquiries desk, or fill in this web form:  Ask a Librarian

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