Hi,

I need help with my c.v. Can anyone tell me if I have some mistakes, and any suggestion will be appreciate.

Tanks!


GENERAL INFORMATION

Address: ***, ****-*****

, (), *** ***

Telephone: (***) ***-****

E-mail address: ****.*****.*@*******.ca

Date of birth: ****** **, ****

First language: French

Second language: English

Programming languages: Matlab, C/C++ and Maple

EDUCATION



· Bachelor of Science in physics with a theoretical physics concentration, planning to graduate in April 2008 (***** ****, 2005 - present).

· College diploma in natural sciences (CÉGEP ******, 2003 - 2005).

· High school diploma (Polyvalente *********, 2000 - 2003).

AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND RESEARCH GRANTS



Ø Excellence and perseverance scholarship of the department of physics (***** ****, fall 2005 and winter 2006).

Ø Academic excellence admission scholarship of the faculty of science and engineering (***** ****, 2005).

Ø High school academic excellence award (Polyvalente *********, 2003).

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE



· USRA internship at **** (supervisor: ********, summer 2007).

Program data acquisition applications and numerical simulations for the **** control room.

1) Wrote Matlab applications to measure the ion beam energy, to tune the linear accelerator and to update databases.

2) Modeled the temperature distribution of a Tantalum target hit by a proton beam with non-linear partial differential equations.

3) Programmed numerical simulations that display the ion beam envelopes evolution through the beam lines.

4) Attended ****** meetings, presented research results to an audience and wrote papers at the supervisor’s request.

· Part-time research work at ******* ***** in physics (supervisor: Prof. ********, fall 2006).

Continue the summer 2006 project: minimized functions with a great number of independent variables with a algorithm.

· NSERC USRA internship at ******* ***** in physics (supervisor: Prof. ********, summer 2006).

Explore the possibilities of an adaptive optics technology using a liquid mirror made of ferrofluid with various configurations of copper wires transporting direct current.

1) Programmed Matlab numerical simulations of the ferrofluid surface over the magnetic field generated by the direct current in the wires.

2) Minimized functions with a method to find the optimal configuration of copper wires and the best currents needed to produce a mirror capable of generating the various Seildels and Zernikes that correct a given wavefront.

3) Conceived and constructed an experimental set up to verify the accuracy of the simulations.

4) Participated to weekly meetings of ******* liquid mirrors research group and wrote a summer report.



Hi Anon,

first of all it depends where are you applying for job...Resume format is mostly used in USA, Canada (many other countries) while Europass CV is official format used in Europe.

From your Resume (format that you provided is Resume format) it seems that you recently graduated from school. Therefore, I would recommend reading this article on resume writing for graduates by Rade Santrac.

In case you are located in one of the EU countries then you should use Europass CV format. You can find MS Word template on official website of EU commission. Europass CV template is very complicated with tables embed inside many tables...so, lot's of people find it hard to control all those tables in MS Word.

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Good luck with your job search!
Thanks,

There is one thing that I'm having a hard time on; verb tense. Is it okay if I make a list of tasks that way :

1-Programming applications ...

2-Writing reports ...

3-Attending to meetings...

instead of using the simple past ?

In addition, before listing the tasks I would like to resume my work experience in on sentence, could I use the simple present ?

For exemple :

Program data acquisition applications and numerical simulations for the isac control room.

Thanks again
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Hi,

There is one thing that I'm having a hard time on; verb tense. Is it okay if I make a list of tasks that way :

If you are describing your current job, use simple present to describe your 'tasks', eg write reports.

If it's your previois job, use simple past, eg wrote reports.

1-Programming applications ...

2-Writing reports ...

3-Attending to meetings...

instead of using the simple past ?

In addition, before listing the tasks I would like to resume my work experience in on sentence, could I use the simple present ?

For exemple :

Use the same tenses as I described above.

Program data acquisition applications and numerical simulations for the isac control room.

Best wishes, Clive
Thanks a lot !

But just to make sure, because it still sounds weird to my ear, but if you say it's the right way to do it I will beleive you, considering it's a previous work experience I should write :

Tasks: Programmed data acquisition applications and numerical simulations for the ISAC 2 (isotope separation and acceleration 2) control room.
Should I say :

Tasks: I programmed data acquisition applications and numerical simulations for the ISAC 2 (isotope separation and acceleration 2) control room.

instead ?

Thanks again
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Hi,

But just to make sure, because it still sounds weird to my ear, but if you say it's the right way to do it I will beleive you, considering it's a previous work experience I should write :

Tasks: Programmed data acquisition applications and numerical simulations for the ISAC 2 (isotope separation and acceleration 2) control room.

This sounds OK. It's a simple statement of a past activity, and that's what Simple Past tense is used for.

Such things are normally written in a somewhat abbreviated grammar , without the personal pronoun 'I'.

I see that you have the sub-heading 'Tasks:' here. I'm not sure how appropriate that seems. It doesn't seem necessary.

I wouldn't recommend numbering the various points in your lists. In my experience, that's not normally done.

Clive
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