Quick! Update your CV before you forget that awesome thing you recently accomplished
Full disclosure: I can't take credit for this brilliant discussion title. I got it from this tweet I came across, which is my inspiration for this discussion 😃
We're all constantly working hard and accomplishing new things (even though we often forget to give ourselves credit). Because of the hyper-competitive academic environment, it almost always seems like someone else is doing better and doing MORE. So it's easy to lose sight of our own efforts, achievements, and accomplishments. But it shouldn't be like this 😕
Since we barely spend any time thinking about a success or achievement, and immediately move to the next thing on our lists, the odds of us remembering to add that achievement onto our CVs is also slim. And then when we have to actually use the CV to apply for something, we're running around and looking through months-worth of emails, trying to remember what we've been working on and what we achieved (I see you nodding...👀)
To avoid this from happening in the future (or at least lessen how often it happens), I'm starting this thread with a dual purpose.
- Remember to update your CV with the cool thing you recently accomplished -- could be anything that you'd like to add to your CV.
- If you're feeling a little extra generous, tell us what the achievement is and let us celebrate with you! 🤩