Resume & CV for Graduate Students

A resume is a document that contains a summary or listing of a person's relevant experience and education. It is closely related to a similar document, a curriculum vitae (CV) which focuses on education, publications, and other accomplishments. Both are typically used to screen applicants, often followed by an interview, when seeking employment.

  Curriculum Vitae Resume
Contents: Name, contact information, education, work experience and relevant work-related skills. Focuses on explaining every detail of academic background as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details. Name, contact information, education, work experience and relevant work-related skills. Focus is on work experience, listed in reverse chronological order. Focuses on targeted skills that match the employers needs.
Commonly written as: CV Resume
Purpose: In Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, employers expect a CV. In the U.S., a CV is used primarily when applying for academic, education, scientific or research positions. Job applications
Length: Two pages or more One page, sometimes two pages

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