Resume – Creating a CV (Curriculum Vitae)

In most cases, if you are applying for an entry-level position in the United States, employers are likely using the terms “CV” and “Resume” interchangeably even though they technically have very different meanings. Some candidates in the sciences, or preparing for the medical, legal, or higher education industries may benefit from a Curriculum Vitae, or CV. However, for most entry-level candidates, even in those industries, candidates are often better served with a standard Reverse Chronological resume if they have not yet accumulated significant experience.

CURRICULUM VITAE (CV): A CV will often include a lot more detail than a typical resume, could run many, many pages in length, and would have additional sections such as courses taught, research experience, publications, presentations, grants, fellowships, professional associations and licensing.

If you think a CV, or another format, might be best for you, please contact the Career Center for a review of your experience.