Curriculum Vitae Basics

In the U.S. a resume is generally used when applying for a position in industry, non-profit, and the public sector. However, if you are working within academia, the medical field or applying for a scholarship or grant, a “curriculum vitae” or “CV” is often the preferable way to convey your qualifications.

A CV typically contains greater detail than a résumé and is often formatted chronologically emphasizing one’s educational milestones, teaching experience and a list of articles, books or other publications written by the candidate. Like a resume, it is not always necessary or desirable to present an exhaustive list of one’s qualifications but rather focus on those that might best pertain to the position sought or to best convey those qualifications which may best relate to a role or assignment.

The Latin phrase curriculum vitae means “the course of life” and will ideally relay one’s clear qualifications in a concise and easily readable manner. More information on Pineapple Media’s CV assistance can be found on our homepage.

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It is a good idea to have both on hand, I wanted to possibly change careers?


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