A CV or curriculum vitae (a Latin term meaning “course of life”) is a document that presents a full history of your academic credentials and entire career history. While the vast majority of job seekers in the U.S. will want to stick with a traditional resume, those pursuing specific job titles or positions should consider a CV.
CVs are most commonly used in the following job titles and industries:
- Professors and other academic
- Scientists and researchers
- Medical professionals
- Specific jobs in entertainment, travel, library sciences, engineering, military, architecture, publishing and government work
The CV is popular in fields where hiring managers seek specific credentials in top candidates, such as specific degrees and training, relevant outside skills, or a pertinent background in the field, for example, relevant publication experiences or research fellowships.