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vitae, or CVs, as these documents are also known, have widespread use overseas,
where they are preferred to resumes.
In the United States, however, resumes are
most often used. That said, CVs are warranted under the following conditions:
jobseeker is in an academic field (college or university professor), and
The candidate is in employed in research,
medicine, or a similar discipline and is seeking
a residency, fellowship, or admission into a program (i.e. Ph.D.).
The candidate has been published numerous times
and has made many presentations, with details of these included in the
Differences between CVs
CVs tend to be more comprehensive in the data provided to the
This is especially true of CVs used for distribution overseas,
where the inclusion of personal information (date of birth, marital
status, religious affiliation, nationality, country of birth, etc.) is
Whereas resumes rarely exceed two pages in length, CVs can run from
10 to 15 pages and longer.
When to use a resume or a
generally speaking, a resume is preferred over a CV in the United States, unless the hiring authority
specifically requests a CV.
Vitae Sample One – Research Fellow
Vitae Sample Two – for admission into Ph.D. program in Social Work
Vitae Sample Three – for fellowship in Endocrinology