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vitae, or CVs, as these documents are also known, have widespread
use overseas, where they are preferred to resumes.
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 is seeking
a teaching position.
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.
The candidate has been published numerous times
and has made many presentations, with details of these included
in the document.
between CVs and Resumes
CVs tend to be more comprehensive in the data provided
to the hiring
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 required.
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 CV
generally speaking, a resume is preferred over a CV in the United
States, unless the hiring authority specifically requests a
Vitae Sample One ?Research Fellow
Vitae Sample Two ?for admission into Ph.D. program in Social
Vitae Sample Three ?for fellowship in Endocrinology