A CV (short for the Latin term curriculum vitae) outlines academic and professional credentials, while a resume describes work experience and skills. While there is some overlap in information, a CV typically is longer than a resume. A resume is a much more common job-seeking requirement.
Both documents include basic information:
These key pieces of information are usually where a resume stops – and usually takes no more than a page. A CV goes well beyond that.
A CV presents a full history of academic credentials: degrees, research and teaching experience, grants and fellowships, licenses, awards – and other information pertinent to the position applied for. Typical jobs that require a CV include teacher, professor, art curator, academic researcher, and scientist.
Depending on the position you’re going after, you should include:
Chances are your recruiter or hiring manager won’t require more than a well-written resume that focuses on essential elements of your experience. But if your recruiter is looking for something more detailed, use these guidelines to write a robust CV that leads to your next job.