iSchool Career Newsletter, 2/9/2015

Career Newsletter

How to Write a CV

I’ve had a lot of questions lately about how to write a Curriculum Vitae, or CV. You might need a CV if you’re applying to an academic position, in an academic library or for teaching jobs, for international work, and some scholarship applications request CVs as well. Here are some important ways that a CV is different from a resume, and if you want more information on writing your CV, including some samples, I like this site

  1. Length. CVs are generally longer than resumes (which top out at 2 pages). A CV can be as long as needed to comprehensively describe all of your educational, professional, and other relevant experience. 3-6 pages is not uncommon, you’re aiming for completeness over conciseness.
  2. Sections. CVs typically include additional sections that might not appear on a resume. Important sections to include if you have these experiences might be: Publications, Awards, Teaching/Presentations, Training, Professional Development, Research, Service, Volunteerism, or Skills. Choose headings based on the experiences you have that add to your candidacy for the position you are applying to. You may divide up your experience into sections based on the type of experience it is, such as Teaching Experience or Library Experience versus Other Experience, for example.
  3. Detail. CVs typically contain fewer bullet points and more detail than a resume might. CVs often go into more depth when describing educational experience, including the title/topic of your thesis or Capstone in your education section, and more information on the accomplishments and responsibilities in your experience sections.
  4. Formatting. CVs usually have a simpler format to them than a resume might, but feel free to use similar styles of headings and margins or fonts as you might in your resume. The primary difference will be in the content.
  5. References. These days, resumes don’t include references, but in a CV you might add them in a references section.

Need someone to help you? The UW Career Center is an excellent campus resource for CV writing, as well as Laura Schildkraut.




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