Writing a narrative CV that connects with readers: Opinion

August 16, 2021
Narrative CVs are becoming more common, and those applying for academic jobs should learn how to write one that connects with readers, writes Jack Grove. The author explains that a narrative CV highlights not only an academic’s publications, but also their contributions to research and institutional life. Grove offers a variety of approaches on writing a narrative CV, including reversing the narrative form so that a CV establishes how a researcher’s findings have informed their practical approaches and by taking a storytelling approach. The author encourages writers to find an authentic voice through discussing CV content and then transcribing it and by using vocabulary that will connect with the audience. Times Higher Ed (Paywall) (Editorial)