A CV, or "curriculum vitae," is similar to a resume in that it provides an overview of your experience and education, but whereas a resume serves to provide a brief summarization of your experience, skills, and education, a CV provides a longer and more detailed synopsis.
While a resume is a brief summary of experience that rarely exceeds two pages, a CV is most frequently created by educators and commonly stretches over multiple pages, allowing one to elaborate upon his/her experience, research, courses taught, awards and grants received, publications, and professional interests.
In the United States, a resume and a CV are NOT interchangeable. In Europe and the UK, CV and resume are synonymous.
- The Curriculum Vitae & Letter of Application by the University of Chicago Career and Placement Center.
- How to Write a CV Detailed instructions on an American Curriculum Vitae for an academic or research position.
- A CV in the Social Sciences with detailed notes about what to include and what to leave out, from the The Chronicle of Higher Education