CV or Resume?

  Résumé Curriculum Vitae
Purpose

A brief summary of your skills, experience, and education.

Detailed documentation of your educational and academic background (degrees), teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, grants, honors, awards,

Use

General use when applying for wide variety of positions in business, industry, government, non-profits

Primarily when applying for an academic or research position; also used for academic awards, grants, promotion and tenure

Focus

Highlight job-related experiences including volunteer and extracurricular activities and the skills you’ve developed

Demonstrating academic achievements and scholarly potential

Length

1–2 pages

As long as needed

Key components

Name/contact information, statement of objective, education, work experience, skills developed

Name/contact info, education (degrees earned); grants, honors, awards, teaching experience, research focus, publications, presentations, grants, honors, awards, scholarly/professional memberships

Organization

May be ordered either chronologically or functionally (categorizing skills and experience in key areas).

Clear order (either chronological or reverse chronological, depending on disciplinary norms)