How to Prepare a CV


This posting is a guest entry from the Career Doctor, Randall S. Hansen, PhD: Janet writes: Enjoying your site but no luck finding info on preparing a ciruculum vitae (spelling may not be perfect). I was hoping you could direct me to an example of one. I’m applying for a speaking certification and was told this would be more relevant than a resume. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The Career Doctor responds: 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 my article published on Quintessential Careers: Preparing a Curriculum Vitae (CV).