It’s easy to confuse the terms resume and curriculum vitae (also called vita or CV). A resume is a one- or two-page overview emphasizing skills, education, work experience, volunteer activities, and other relevant information used to support a specific career objective in the private or public sector. A resume is more concise than a CV, and is used when applying for most positions that do not emphasize academic research and/or teaching.
In contrast, a CV is a longer summary of an individual's educational background and experiences that emphasizes research and teaching in academic settings, and is used when applying for teaching and administrative positions in academia, a fellowship or grant, and sometimes government and management positions. Applicants are sometimes asked to include transcripts, teaching evaluations, and research proposals.
Both documents are key in securing an interview.
The ease and speed of Email is appreciated by employers. However, you should know that can be pitfalls and difficulties when sending employment documents via Email. Here are some considerations:
To get moving in the right direction, schedule an appointment online. Joan Anson, director of career services, can also be reached by phone at 412-624-3806.