Curriculum Vitae (usually abbreviated as CV) is a Latin term that loosely translates to [the] course of [my] life. A CV is a written overview of a person's experiences and qualifications, particularly within academics. In the United States, a CV is almost exclusively used when one is pursuing an academic position.

 

 

Resume

CV

Length

Usually one page

Many more pages (3-5 or more)

Position Types

Industry, non-profit, government

Academic, research, fellowships

Content

Concise

Full, detailed

Identification Type

Professional Identity

Scholarly identity: represents abilities of teacher, researcher, publishing scholar

CV Examples

 

Example and template adapted from James W. Vick Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling