Answered By: Angie Lira
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2020     Views: 241

A resume is a 1-3 page document that showcases how you add value to employers through your skills and achievements.  A resume is used when applying for most types of jobs within the U.S.  If you are applying for positions outside the U.S., visit GoinGlobal to learn if a resume, or another document, is required.

An academic c.v. is a description of your education, experience, and accomplishments. It places more emphasis on your academic work, professional development activities, and contributions to your field.  A c.v. is a longer document than a resume, up to 5-8 pages depending on your level of experience and professional accomplishments such as presentations and publications.  You may be asked to submit a c.v. when applying for:

  • Higher education teaching and leadership positions
  • Research positions
  • Conference proposals
  • Consulting work


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