A focused CV is the best way to get your new potential boss to notice you. Stand apart from the crowd with your CV and your new job is only just an interview away. That means that every section of your CV must contain information of most value – and relevance – to the advertised position. And, your ‘Skills’ section is arguably the most important part of your CV to employers
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When Do I Use a Curriculum Vitae?
But why would someone use a CV…and more importantly, who would need to use a CV?
Individuals who use a CV format when applying for a job are generally applicants who need to convey a large amount of information which will not only help to tell an employer who they are but help define them and their work within a specific discipline.
To put it simply, CVs are traditionally used for individuals who are looking for employment in academic, research, or scholarly positions. Many PhDs, educators and teachers working at the university level (and above) will use a Curriculum Vitae rather than a resume to outline not only their work history, but their published academic papers and professional accomplishments as well.
Let’s break it down even further:
Resumes are used by individuals looking to define themselves in professional terms, showcasing the specific skills they have.
A CV is used by an individual looking to define themselves in scholarly termsand showcases their education and areas of expertise.