How does a curriculum vitae differ from a resume?
- It is primarily used when seeking academic or research positions
- It can be longer than 1 page, anywhere from 2 to 10 pages
- More information is included under each category, especially education
- It includes a broader array of experiences and more detail
What is included in a curriculum vitae (CV)?
- Research experience
- Research interests
- Teaching experience
- Work experience
- Volunteer experience
- Professional societies
- Awards and offices
Basic curriculum vitae tips
- Keep the format simple; be organized, consistent, and clear
- Only highlight areas that fit your experiences
- Most important information should appear on the first page
- Education listed in reverse chronological order
- Publications always listed last
- Avoid unnecessary words, such as "responsibilities included"
- Use action phrases, not sentences written in the first person
- You can always change your CV to cater to different positions or programs
- Proofread, consult with your faculty advisor, and have it reviewed by a career advisor.
- If longer than 1 page, include name and page number on each page after the first
- Do NOT include personal information, such as marital status or gender