Resume vs Curriculum Vitae (CV)
The CV contains a complete history of your academic credentials, so its length is variable. A resume, on the other hand, gives a concise picture of your talents and qualities for a certain job, therefore its length is usually dictated by years of experience (generally 1-2 pages).
Individuals seeking fellowships, grants, postdoctoral positions, teaching/research roles in higher education, or high-level research positions in industry use CVs. Graduate school applications often request a CV, but in general, a resume with any publications and summaries of research projects is preferred.
CV is a term used in several European nations to designate all job application paperwork, including resumes. CV and resume are sometimes used interchangeably in the United States and Canada. It is essential to get clarification if you are unsure which type of paper to submit.
- Emphasize your abilities.
- When applying for a job in the private, non-profit, or public sector, this is the phrase to use.
- Is no more than two pages long, with an extra page for publications and/or poster presentations if they are extremely relevant to the position.
- Lead with work experience after a year in the industry, and insert the education part towards the end or near the conclusion, depending on qualifications.
- When applying for academic posts, fellowships, and grants, emphasizes scholarly achievements.
- The length is determined by the amount of experience and contains a comprehensive list of articles, posters, and presentations.
- Always begin with education and include the name of your advisor as well as the title or synopsis of your dissertation (see examples). Also used for sabbatical leave and merit/tenure review.