From the infamous Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the “Definition of curriculum vitae (Latin) is: “a short account of one’s career and qualifications prepared typically by an applicant for a position.”
Hmm. You might ask “What is the significance of such a thing compared to a resume?”
A Curricula Vitae (CV) offers a full history of your academic credentials.
A resume shows a quick overview of your skills and qualities for a certain and/or specific job.
Does this help?
Furthermore, CVs are used by persons pursuing fellowships, grants, postdoctoral positions, and higher level teaching/research positions in any industry.
For instance, I wrote and polished my CV when founding this business. I did so to give readers the extra faith in me and my qualifications to assist them in their writing endeavors.
Studied Business Organizational Management and graduated at the University of Phoenix, Master of Arts, making me a Pheonix;
Studied California Law and graduated at El Camino College, Torrance, CA;
Studied Management and Administration, graduated, at Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts;
Studied Executive Secretarial Sciences and graduated at Quinsigamond Community College, West Boylston, Massachusetts.
Numerous Certifications through the years to include one in “Proofreading and Copyediting.”
2006 – Membership in the California Writers Club (CWC), Sacramento, CA – critiquing began immediately;
2010 – “Indie Published” first book to be revised by self-publishing in 2018;
2012 – I “self-published” second book, revised it in 2018;
2014 – I “self-published” a third book, revised it in 2018;
2016 – I “self-published” a fourth book, received an award in 2017.
2016 – I founded: Buckroth Enterprises…Proofreading and Copyediting Service.
2007 – “Joslin Diabetes Center’s Triumph For Man And Medicine Award” regarding first book;
2008 – “Eli Lilly Diabetes Journey Award” regarding first book;
2009 – SSWC’s Katie Maxwell “Writing Achievement Award For Outstanding Achievement In Writing”;
2012 – SSWC’s Gary Debois “Dare to Dream Award”;
2012 – SSWC’s Sherrie Dortch “Letters Award”;
2014 – Quinsigamond Community College’s “50 Years of Guardians,” making me a Wyvern;
2017 – NCPA’s “24th Annual…Third Place Young Adult” Award.
2020 – NCPA’s “Risk Taker Award.”
Think long and hard about creating a CV. Creations and updates of resumes can be just as difficult. Depending on the type of position you are interested in, one exploitation may be better than the other.
I hope this information is helpful.
Best regards….Andrea K. Roth-Ross (aka: A.K. Buckroth).