Monday, January 07, 2008

What's the plural of Curriculum Vitae?

I have an awful lot of different versions of my CV, on my laptop. It's probably because I never settle on one particular type of job, when I'm job-hunting. But I have a different-looking CV for every job I've applied for in the last six years, each one trying to highlight a slightly different array of skills and experience.

Job-hunting would be so much simpler if I could just sent my entire working-life story to each and every potential employer. But then, job-hunting would probably be a lot less successful.

So I've just put the finishing touches on my latest CV, which I plan to send to any junior tech-writing vacancies that come to my attention. But if I see a library-type position advertised then I'll have to go find one of my older CVs and create CV-version-twenty-something. I suppose all this re-writing of CVs must be good writing practice. Or something. But I also makes me nostalgic for the days when I was in the same job for years, and expected to still be there now.

3 comments:

Angela said...

I have the same resume for the different jobs I have applyed for. I just change the section "career focus"
I have a job now. Thank goodness!

Cathi said...

It's curricula vitae, I believe

Violet said...

angela: must make life a lot easier for you, if you can get away with changing just one paragraph!

cathi: thanks :-)