Writing Handbook :
certain positions, most often academic - such as post-secondary teaching or
research, applicants may be asked to apply with a curriculum vitae, or c.v.
Essentially, this is an academic resume, and only includes information directly
relevant to the field in which one works, be it Biology, Clothing and Textiles,
etc., unlike the resume, which allows an applicant much more discretion as to
what information is presented. So instead of showing an "Employment
History" as on a resume, you would use a more focussed heading such as
"Teaching and Research Experience." The principles of resume writing
still apply, in terms of length and formatting. A sample is provided at the end
of the booklet.
some students, their resume and c.v. may look very similar, this will depend on
your personal work history. Some headings which you may want to use are:
While there is significant difference between the resume and c.v., some
employers are not aware of this distinction, and use the terms interchangeably.
If asked for a c.v. and the position is not in the academic field, it is best to
clarify with the employer exactly what information they would like.