Resumes and Curriculum Vitaes

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A RESUME is a brief, informative summary of your abilities, education and experience. It should highlight your strongest as sets and differentiate you from other candidates.

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Curriculum Vitae

The primary differences between a resume and a CURRICULUM VITAE (CV) are the length, what is included and what each is used for. While a resume is brief and concise - no more than a page or two, a curriculum vitae is a longer (at least two pages) and more detailed synopsis. A curriculum vitae includes a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details. In the United States, a curriculum vitae is used primarily when applying for academic, education, scientific or research positions. It is also applicable when applying for fellowships or grants.

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