Resume vs. CV

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  1. bandnerdtx

    bandnerdtx Aficionado

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    I'm going to a job fair in the next month for adjunct professors for the local community college.

    I've prepared a resume, but I know that the current trend is to make a CV. What I would like to know is what is the real difference between them, and which do you think employers prefer?

    Thanks for your input!
     
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  3. rachaelski

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    Simply, a resume is more concise. A CV includes professional development, research presentation, grants and scholarships. A CV is expected to be multiple pages, whereas a resume is usually kept to 1 page.
     
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    Ditto to what rachaelski said. A CV is usually geared toward the college setting, and includes the above mentioned, plus published worked. You can google 'Curriculum Vitae' to get more precise information to see how you can format your current resume to be a CV, but you will probably be fine with a well-written resume. (Mine is 2 pages)
     
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    I'm applying to grad schools and they require a CV. After building on the resume I had professionally created years ago, it'll be tough for me to change formats. Thankfully my public library has resume software that could help me redo it. Does your local library have that capacity?
     

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