The primary differences between a resume and a curriculum vitae (CV) are the length, the content, and the function of each. While both can be used during the job search, a resume and a CV are not always interchangeable.

Curriculum Vitae
A curriculum vitae (CV) provides a summary of one's experience and skills. They are typically longer than resumes - at least two or three pages long. CVs include the following information:

  • academic background
  • degrees
  • teaching experience
  • research
  • awards
  • publications
  • presentations
  • other achievements

A resume provides a summary of your education, work history, credentials, and other accomplishements and skills. Compared to a CV, resumes are typically clear and concise, and are most commonly requested by employers. Usually a resume is one page long. Resumes are formatted chronologically, functionally, or a combination of both. 

We recommend all students meet with a Career Counselor at Career Services for feedback on their resume