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A Curriculum Vitae, also known as a CV, is a detailed summary of your education and academic background. CVs are most commonly used for individuals seeking academic, higher education, scientific and/or research positions.
When determining whether to use a CV or a resume for your job search, it is important to know your targeted audience and understand the main purpose of each format. A CV is more focused on academic and scholarly achievements, while a resume is more about showcasing related experiences when seeking an internship or full-time job. A CV is typically lengthier than a resume, three or more pages, showcasing thorough documentation of your professional history, outlining your publications, and highlighting teaching and research experience. It is appropriate on a CV to describe both teaching and research experience in detail – this is usually not appropriate on a resume.
For more information, view Writing Curriculum Vitae.
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