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Resumes, Curriculum Vitae, and Cover Letters: Curriculum Vitae (CVs)

Whether you're searching for an academic or non-academic position, use this guide to discover more about creating the most effective resumes, curriculum vitae and cover letters.

Books about CVs in the Library

Below is a selection of the library's books on CVs and academic job hunting in the Career Resources collection.  If you don't see the book you want here, search the library catalog to find more on this topic.

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"According to the dictionary, a resume is 'a summary, as of one’s employment, education, etc., used in applying for a new position.' Conversely, a curriculum vitae (C.V.) is noted as 'a regular or particular course of study of or pertaining to education and life.'

In other words, a RESUME is a career and educational summary meant to highlight your skills and experience and a C.V. is a list meant to document every job and degree you’ve ever received in your life."

From "Resumes and CVs: What's the Difference?" by the UC Berkeley Alumni Association.

Resume Writing Tips: How to Write an Academic CV

Learn to outline an academic curriculum vitae with help from an experienced career coach in this free video on resume writing.