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CV or Resume?

Say, “See Vee.”

One Curriculum Vitae

Through your career, you will build only one CV.

  • Add new accomplishments, making the CV longer.
  • So your CV may start as only one page, but it may grow into 3 or 4 or 5 pages.
  • Name and Contact Information:  email, telephone, and perhaps residence.
  • Areas of Interest: academic interests.
  • Education: degrees earned or in progress, institutions, and years of graduation. You may also include the titles of your dissertation or thesis here.
  • Grants, Honors and Awards: grants received, honors bestowed upon you for your work, and awards you may have received for teaching or service.
  • Publications and Presentations: published articles and books, as well presentations given at conferences. If there are many of both, you might consider having one section for publications and another for presentations.
  • Employment and Experience: teaching experiences, laboratory experiences, field experiences, volunteer work, leadership, or other relevant experiences.
  • Scholarly or Professional Memberships: professional organizations of which you are a member. If you have held an office or position in a particular organization, you can either say so here or leave this information for the experience section.
  • References: persons who write letters of recommendations for you, which includes their contact information.

Say, “Reh-Zoo-May.”

Many Resumes

Through your career, you will build many resumes.

  • Each new resume focuses on a new goal.
  • Each resume should be no longer than one page.
  • Name and Contact Information: email, telephone, and perhaps residence.
  • Objective: the job or position you desire
  • Work Experience: your job titles, duties performed, names of companies or organizations you worked for, — only if room allows: company locations, dates worked
  • Education: your degrees or certifications and educational institutions or programs
  • Your resume may borrow items from your CV.
  • Your resume may hint at more items with phrases such as “References gladly available upon request.”



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