How to Prepare a CV


In the U.S., curriculum vitaes, or CVs or vitaes for short, are basically resumes, used most often by academicians and scientists. They are also often required when applying to graduate or professional programs, and when applying for international employment. They contain all the basic information that a resume contains — name, address, work experience, education, certifications, awards and honors — but usually also contain other pertinent information, such as scholarly activities (such as papers in journals, presentations and workshops, creative projects, etc.), professional development, patents, teaching/course evaluations, service to the profession. Vitaes also do not have the short (1-2) page requirement of resumes. Read our article published on Quintessential Careers: Preparing a Curriculum Vitae (CV).