A curriculum vitae (often called a CV or vita) and a résumé have a similar purpose—to provide key information about your skills, experiences, education, and personal qualities.
A résumé and vita differ in their use, format, and length. A vita is typically used in academic settings such as scientific and teaching positions, thus providing great detail about academic and research experiences. Whereas a résumé tends to be brief, a vita leans toward completeness. Explore tips for preparing your vita.
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