This page is designed particularly for graduate students in all fields and provides introductory advice on how to write a CV. CVs are used in academic spheres to organize your education, experiences, and accomplishments in a clear and predictable way that allows readers to skim and find information efficiently. When you apply for an academic position or opportunity, a CV is usually requested instead of a resume. Hiring committees may receive hundreds of applications for any one job, and their time is limited. Therefore, you want to make sure that your CV is as clear and directed as possible. Your integrity is very important to uphold, so as with any other application document, make sure that anything you include on your CV is accurate and will stand up to questioning in an interview.
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When writing an academic CV, make sure you know what sections to include and how to structure your document. Think about length. Unlike resumes and even some other CVs , academic CVs can be any length. This is because you need to include all of your relevant publications, conferences, fellowships, etc.
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Curriculum Vitae CV is Latin for "course of life. If you are applying for both academic as well as industry private or public sector positions, you will need to prepare both a resume and a CV. The CV presents a full history of your academic credentials, so the length of the document is variable. In contrast, a resume presents a concise picture of your skills and qualifications for a specific position, so length tends to be shorter and dictated by years of experience generally pages.
A resume is a brief, informative document summarizing your abilities, education, and experience. It should highlight your strongest assets and differentiate you from other candidates. Any student on academic leave for Fall needs to make a note of this in the education section of their resume. Used most frequently in academic settings, a CV curriculum vitae is also a summary of your experience and abilities, but a CV will include more credentials relevant to academia and research, such as publications, presentations, and references. Your cover letter is a way to introduce yourself to organizations in a narrative form that will accompany your resume.