Capitalize first letter in CV?

English translation: No - not systematically

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English term or phrase:Capitalize first letter in CV?
Selected answer:No - not systematically
Entered by: Sheila Wilson

10:28 Feb 7, 2010
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs
English term or phrase: Capitalize first letter in CV?
Dear colleagues, I just wanted to know if you capitalize the first letter in a CV (in table format), for ex.

Specialist Member of a Task Force to correct Production-Critical Incident

OR

Consulting Provided to Customer XY

OR

• Coordination between Internal and External Architecture and System Definitions

Thanks!
Alexandra
Alexandra Becker
Germany
Local time: 02:37
No - not systematically
Explanation:
Capitals where needed - names of qualifications, companies, educational establishments, etc, but not every word as in your example

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Note added at 8 mins (2010-02-07 10:37:12 GMT)
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An example: a task force, but Task Force "Zebra"



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Note added at 1 hr (2010-02-07 12:21:14 GMT)
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To reply to asker's note: If it just says "experience in" then I don't see the need for capitals, only if it's, for example "Master in Process Modelling".
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Sheila Wilson
Spain
Local time: 01:37
Grading comment
Thanks a lot for your prompt help and for peer agrees !
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



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5 +10No - not systematically
Sheila Wilson


  

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capitalize first letter in cv?
No - not systematically


Explanation:
Capitals where needed - names of qualifications, companies, educational establishments, etc, but not every word as in your example

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Note added at 8 mins (2010-02-07 10:37:12 GMT)
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An example: a task force, but Task Force "Zebra"



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Note added at 1 hr (2010-02-07 12:21:14 GMT)
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To reply to asker's note: If it just says "experience in" then I don't see the need for capitals, only if it's, for example "Master in Process Modelling".


Sheila Wilson
Spain
Local time: 01:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks a lot for your prompt help and for peer agrees !
Notes to answerer
Asker: Hi Sheila, thanks a lot for your answer, I was only wondering what to do with for ex. - Experience in process modelling and optimization - shall I treat process modelling as a kind of proper name or use lower case letters?


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Alison Sabedoria (X)
4 mins
  -> Thanks

agree  Jack Doughty
13 mins
  -> Thanks

agree  Yasutomo Kanazawa
20 mins
  -> Thanks

agree  marina hennies
36 mins
  -> Thanks

agree  Carol Gullidge: yes, capitals on;y needed for names (as in yr Task Force Zebra). You could feasibly also capitalise 1st letters of each point in bullet points - but this would be an optional stylistic matter
44 mins
  -> Thanks Carol - for the first word I think consistency is more important than anything else: all or none

agree  Stephanie Ezrol
2 hrs
  -> Thanks

agree  Jenni Lukac (X): I don't have experience in German but I know in Spanish there is a tendency to capitalize things that in English are not capitalized. Sheila has given a good guide.
3 hrs
  -> Thanks Jenni. I've forgotten most of my German, but I do know that EVERY noun is capitalised!

agree  Goldcoaster
3 hrs
  -> Thanks

agree  Lirka
7 hrs
  -> Thanks

agree  Maurite Fober
16 hrs
  -> Thanks
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