CV writing can follow a range of formats, this guide demonstrates the differences between resumes and CVs to help you plan your CV writing.
Curriculum Vitae’s and resumes each have similar functions -– as marketing documents that offer key information regarding your skills, experiences, education, and personal qualities that show you as the best candidate.
Where a resume and a curriculum vitae differ is their use, format, and length. This text will facilitate together with your writing and preparing your vitae.
A curriculum vitae -– usually called a CV or vitae — tends for use additional for scientific and teaching positions than a resume. Thus, vitas tend to produce great detail regarding educational and research experiences. Where resumes tend toward brevity, vitas lean toward completeness.
Unlike resumes, there’s no set format to vitas. While this article will offer a few links to free samples vitas, it is best to additionally discuss any special formatting your field requires with a mentor or trusted member of your network. There are a few books that offer much additional depth on the topic — and they will be found at the end of this text.
While vitas do not have the one-page rule of resumes, you wish to walk the road between providing a sensible quality of depth to showcase your qualifications and attract potential employer interest and providing too much info thus showing verbose and turning off potential employer interest.
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Typical vita categories or headings may embody some or all of the following:
* Personal/Contact Information
* Educational Background
–graduate work/degree(s), major/minors, thesis/dissertation titles, honors
–undergraduate degree(s), majors/minors, honors
* Professional Licenses/Certifications
* Academic/Teaching Expertise
–courses taught, courses introduced
–innovation in teaching
* Technical and Specialized Skills
* Related/Alternative Expertise
–other work experience
* Professional/Educational Honors and Awards
* Skilled Development
–conferences/workshops attended, different activities
* Research/Scholarly Activities
–chapters in books
–work currently under submission
–work in progress
* Educational/Analysis Interests
* Foreign Language Abilities/Skills
* Volunteer Work
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If all of the above looks daunting, do not despair! there are a range of CV coaches and CV writing companies that can help