Video:What Is a CV or Curriculum Vitae?with Alison Doyle
Learn how to write a curriculum vitae, or CV. We'll show you what to include, and how to format your CV.See Transcript
Transcript:What Is a CV or Curriculum Vitae?In the United States, a curriculum vitae, commonly referred to as CV, is used primarily when applying for academic, education, scientific or research positions. It is also applicable when applying for fellowships or grants.
When Should You Submit a CV?When asking for a job in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, or Asia, expect to submit a CV rather than a resume. Keep in mind that overseas employers often expect to read the type of personal information on a CV that would never be included on an American resume , such as date of birth, nationality and place of birth.
Differences between a Resume and a CVThere are several differences between a CV and a resume. A curriculum vitae is a longer (up to two or more pages), more detailed synopsis of your background and skills. A CV includes a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details. As with a resume, you may need different versions of a CV for different types of positions. Like a resume, a CV should include your name, contact information, education, skills and experience. Start by making a list of all your background information, then organize it into categories. Make sure you include dates on all the publications you include.
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