5 tips for a great CV (and cover letters, too!)

Your CV is often the first contact you have with potential employers.  Instead of just dusting off the old CV you have and sending it out, here are 5 tips to help you create a CV that will make a real impression. 

1. Not a Resume

Remember that a CV or Curriculum Vitae is not a resume. What’s the difference? A CV is a credential-based document. It’s where you provide the history of your education and training, certifications and research experience as well as professional affiliations and memberships. A CV showcases your qualifications for a job, while a resume showcases the skills and work experience to date. Be sure account for any gaps, too. 

You may not have a laundry list of qualifications, that’s ok. Don’t pad your resume with pre-med school training. Your CV will grow with your career.


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