Curriculum Vitae

A curriculum vitae (CV) is a detailed, lengthy, and structured listing of education, publications, projects, awards, and work history. The CV should address your aptitude, experience, and skills; and display your education related to a specific position. A CV is mostly utilized in academia, the medical sciences, law, and research-related careers.

In addition to sections included in a resume, below are possible sections to take into consideration:

  • Academic and Research
  • Certifications
  • Educational Travel
  • Grants Received
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Professional Presentations
  • Publications
  • Special Training


  • Prioritize the information on your CV, and provide it in chronological order.
  • Devote more space to the most important aspects of your background.
  • Consider developing more than one CV if you are applying for different positions.


Similar to a resume, a CV should be well structured, concise, and easy to read and follow. A CV differs from a resume in the sense that a CV can be as long as it needs to be.

Curriculum Vitae Sample