A professional CV is not the same as a professional resume. In the North American job market, a curriculum vitae (CV) is used for pursuing jobs in academia, such as college-level teaching and research positions. Some medical doctors also use a CV to present their credentials rather than a resume. Resumes are typically used to apply for all other types of positions.
What is the difference between a professional CV and a resume? The primary differences are:
- A resume is usually one or two pages; no longer than three pages. A professional CV is a comprehensive document, and it is common for them to be as long as three to five pages and often even longer.
- A resume is an overview of your professional experience and accomplishments as they relate to the value you have to offer for a specific type of job. A professional CV is a detailed listing of all your academic teaching and research experience, employment experience, plus other relevant credentials and qualifications.
Our Impeccably Professional CV template and other curricula vitae templates take the traditional CV format to the next level. We’ve combined the best of modern resume design principles with CV format to create an impeccably professional CV that will give you an extraordinary competitive edge.
Your professional CV will stand out, capture attention, and create an outstanding first impression on hiring committees who have grown weary of reviewing the dull text-only CVs most of your competitors will use.
As with all our MS Word resume and CV templates, the Impeccably Professional CV template is easy to use and customize in MS Word to make it your own. When you buy any resume or CV template we include tutorial videos to help you.
Add or remove sections as you need them or easily reorder the sections we’ve suggested in the template. It is also easy to add or remove pages. As you keep adding content to the CV, it will automatically add pages as required, with the header inserted.
The color of this professional CV can also be easily changed with just two mouse clicks. Imagine changing the colors to match the official colors of the college or university you are applying to. The color options are endless. Here are just a few of your choices for this CV.
The Impeccably Professional CV Collection includes an optional bundle of matching documents, including a professional biography template for academia, a references sheet template for research or teaching jobs, and even a cover letter template.
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All of our CV and resume templates have been created specifically for Microsoft Word. They have not been tested in Google Docs, Pages, or other word-processing software. Due to the digital nature of this template, all sales are final. For more information on licensing rights, please review our licensing terms.