CV v.s. Resume


According to Capella (2007):

A curriculum vitae (“CV”) is a comprehensive document that emphasizes your education, professional qualifications and related activities. Effective vitae provide the depth necessary to showcase your qualifications without providing so much information that it overloads the reader. In general, CVs are longer than resumes, and are often 2 or more pages in length. They are written without using the words “I,” “me” or “my.”

A CV should only be used when specifically requested; they are often required for:

  • Applying for positions in academia/higher education (adjunct instructor, full-time faculty, researcher, school administrator)
  • Seeking admission into graduate or professional programs
  • Applying for employment with international firms
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