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What exactly is a curriculum vitae? What makes a CV different from an average resume?

A curriculum vitae, or CV, is simply another form of a resume. While a CV is generally similar to a resume, the main difference between the two is that a CV is much more detailed, highlighting your life's accomplishments with a particular focus on those in the academic world.

Not all applications require a CV and more often employers make specific requests for one. If you're unsure whether or not a CV is needed then it would be best to contact the employer and ask for more information regarding such.

Typically, CVs are more common in countries outside the U.S., however, there are certain career fields that do ask for CVs as part of their application process.

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Because CVs provide more detailed information about a person, more writing is clearly needed. Like a resume, you need to provide your name and contact information, education, and work experience. However, for a CV you will also need to provide your areas of interest, any grants or honors that you have been awarded based on your work, any publications, scholarly or professional memberships, and of course your references. Below find some links to helpful guides and tools for CV building.

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