Spotlight on CVs, Resumes & Hybrid Docs
Good news: You have many options when it comes to constructing a document -- resume, CV or something in between -- that will best highlight your skills and accomplishments.
And whether you'll need that document in a few months or perhaps not for a few years, it's helpful to review the options at your disposal.
Quick look at document differences ...
- Audience: Fellow academics in your field of study as you apply for faculty jobs, postdocs, or fellowships
- Length: As long as needed
- Essential Info: Publications, presentations, research and teaching experience, honors, and grants
- References: Included
- Audience: A general audience; employers who hire for a wide variety of positions
- Length: 1 to 2 pages
- Essential Info: Skills and experiences that are relevant to the position you are seeking
- References: Do not include
- Audience: Employers that value your academic experience, such as community colleges, libraries, industry research
- Length: 1.5 to 2 pages
- Essential Info: Depends on the position, but can include research tools, publications, or disciplinary expertise
- References: If requested