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Resume, Curriculum Vitaes (CV) and Cover Letter

Resumes, Curriculum Vitaes (CV) and Cover Letters

 What is a Resume and when do I use it?

  • Used for job search & usually 1-2 pages (click here for an example)

  • Provides an overview of your experiences to date (education, work experience, volunteering, skills, interests, hobbies).

  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing Guide - Explains how to develop a resume and cover letter & gives examples to help you understand the different sections

  • Action Verbs: How do you describe your work or volunteer experience? Action verbs will help you design your sections and describe your duties.

What is a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and when do I use it?

Used for academic job search or continued research, schooling or experiece in the acdemic field; not used for job search in industry.

CV is to present a complete picture of the breadth and depth of academic experiences you have accumulated
Lists publications, presentations, teaching experiences, honors, grants, and dissertation abstracts.

CV's can be 2 - 10 pages, no limit on length if organized correctly.

Curriculum Vitae Writing Guide & Teaching Dossiers

What is a Cover Letter and when do I use it?

  • 1 page letter that you send with a résumé when applying for a job.

  • Addresses the position you are applying for/the employer you are applying to and why you are interested in the position (click here for an example)

  • Describes the reasons you are applying, the skills you have to do the position and adds a personal touch to your application

  • Cover Letter samples and tips to develop or update your cover letter

If you have questions or would like to have your resume/cover letter critiqued, please contact a Career Advisor,