Curriculum Vitae and Career Biography
Forensic psychology professionals must maintain their professional tools. Two such tools critical to the success of the expert are his or her curriculum vitae (CV) and biography (bio). They must be current, relevant, and specific. The CV is an orderly compilation of your education, training, publications, field experience, service, etc., and it serves as documentation for your bio. Your bio is no more than one page and is an overview of your experiences with highlights of what you do professionally.
In this Discussion, you will prepare both of these documents to present to your colleagues. In addition, you will read the CVs and bios of your colleagues and offer suggestions on how to better present themselves and increase their level of expertise in their field.
To prepare for this Discussion:
- Review Learning Resources pertaining to writing a CV and biography.
- Conduct an informal Internet search of various CVs and biographies and look through examples. These examples can be from both general professions and forensic psychology professionals.
- Compile your professional experience, skills, and education in a curriculum vitae.
- Create a 1- to 2-paragraph career biography emphasizing those skills that contribute to your expertise in your field.
Note: For this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on the “Post to Discussion Question” link and then select “Create Thread” to complete your initial post. Remember, once you click on “Submit,” you cannot delete or edit your own posts. You also cannot post anonymously. Please check your post carefully before clicking on Submit!
By Day 3
Post a response to the following:
- Attach your CV and biography to the Discussion thread.
- Explain those areas where you may need to improve your professional presence and expand your area of expertise.