• Welcome to AppraisersForum.com, the premier online  community for the discussion of real estate appraisal. Register a free account to be able to post and unlock additional forums and features.

CV Curriculum Vitae?

Status
Not open for further replies.

Tim in NJ

Freshman Member
Joined
Feb 7, 2002
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
New Jersey
An attorney just asked for my CV. I prepared one before, never got used, it was just a short list of my experience/expertise. It looks too abbreviated. Now I've beeen told that a CV is just a resume, under a different name. Can someone please clarify this for me ? Thanks!
 

DWiley

Elite Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2007
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Tennessee
Here is the definition I found at dictionary.com

a brief biographical résumé of one's career and training, as prepared by a person applying for a job.

For litigation work I have seen CVs that are 5 to 10 pages long. The ones I use are typically 1.5 to 2 pages.
 

Vernon Martin

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 8, 2005
Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
State
California
Make the CV as long as necessary to cover your relevant credentials. Remember that he is already committed to reading it. Most resume guides say "keep it short", but that's only prudent when you are one of dozens of job applicants and the HR screener has only 30 seconds to read each resume.
 

Lawrence R.

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 27, 2007
Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
State
South Carolina
It is hard to remember, but I try to keep a master CV in my Word archives and update it every time I finish a course. If not, I tend to forget something that is vital to the type of work I am sending in for.

Then I cut and paste the relevent courses into a more concise resume that highlights the type of training I have had that is specific to the task at hand.

Of course, I post all USPAP related courses for the past 5 yrs, and any anti fraud type stuff I have taken, as those are always relevant.
 

Dean

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2003
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Tennessee
I used to run a large catering agency in London, part of my job was to peruse C.V.'s that were brought in by people who wanted to work for us. In the UK, and many parts of Europe, a C.V. is the equivalent of a Resume. However, i believe that the actual meaning of a C.V. is basically, a long form Resume, a narrative if you will.

Dean
 

leelansford

Elite Member
Joined
Mar 29, 2002
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Illinois
An attorney just asked for my CV. I prepared one before, never got used, it was just a short list of my experience/expertise. It looks too abbreviated. Now I've beeen told that a CV is just a resume, under a different name. Can someone please clarify this for me ? Thanks!

#1...Stay on target: Don't include all of the jobs that you had starting from when you graduated from H.S. Focus on education and experience specific to your work as an appraiser. Do include any post-H.S. education (i.e., Associate Degree etc.).

#2...Keep it brief. I've been appraising for 25 years but I don't list each and every CE offering that I have completed. No one is going to read a CV that goes on more than one page. However, if you've been appraising but a few years, you may want to list each and every CE course.
 

Tawfik Ahdab

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 19, 2003
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Oregon
C.V. = Curriculum Vitae = Course of Life.

I would skip the portion when you were in diapers and stick with the appraisal experience and qualifications component of your resume.
 

Mike Boyd

Elite Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2002
Professional Status
Retired Appraiser
State
California
C.V. = Curriculum Vitae = Course of Life.

I would skip the portion when you were in diapers and stick with the appraisal experience and qualifications component of your resume.

I agree. I include only the number of hours of required real estate/appraisal education as well as the required CE. I WOULD include any relevant non appraisal experience such as real estate brokerage, contractor experience, any degree such as BA, BS MA, MS, doctorate and teaching of related courses. BRIEFLY, however.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Find a Real Estate Appraiser - Enter Zip Code

Copyright © 2000-, AppraisersForum.com, All Rights Reserved
AppraisersForum.com is proudly hosted by the folks at
AppraiserSites.com
Top

AdBlock Detected

We get it, advertisements are annoying!

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks useful features of our website. For the best site experience please disable your AdBlocker.

I've Disabled AdBlock
No Thanks