RESUME VS CV
The resume and Curriculum Vitae (CV) are used in different types of job searches; read below to learn more about their differences and when to use each.
- Used to apply to most non-academic jobs (e.g., consultant, engineer, accountant, etc.) where specific skills in a tailored document are the main reason an employer will hire you.
- Demonstrates that you have the skills and experience to succeed in an internship or job.
- Usually 1 to 2 pages long.
- Usually does not include references.
CURRICULM VITAE (CV)
- Typically used to apply for faculty positions, grants, fellowships, or research positions within an academic setting. Wherever your research productivity and teaching experience would be valued, use a CV.
- Showcases your academic achievements, including the research you’ve conducted, classes you’ve taught, articles you've published, and conferences where you have presented.
- There’s no limit to the length of a CV, as long as you’re showcasing your academic achievements. They are typically no shorter than three pages.
- It is customary to list your references with their full title and contact information.
What do CVs and resumes have in common?
Both CVs and resumes provide employers with a summary of your accomplishments, and they both take a great deal of time to develop.