Curriculum Vitae (CV) Template

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When applying for certain types of positions in the US, and most international employment and educational opportunities, you will need a curriculum vitae, commonly referred to as a CV.

Use a template to quickly create a curriculum vitae which includes a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, and affiliations.

A CV is longer and more detailed than a resume. It contains a comprehensive list of your academic and employment accomplishments rather than a brief summary. Here's the difference between a CV and a resume.

The following includes the information you need to list on US and international curriculum vitae, and a template which includes all the information typically  found on a curriculum vitae for employment or graduate school.

International Information to List

International employers often expect to read the type of personal information on a curriculum vitae that would not be included on an American resume or CV. For example, date of birth and citizenship information may be expected on an international CV but are not included in the United States.

US information to List

In the US, a CV is expected to contain detailed information about employment and academic history, publications, awards and affiliations.

When writing a CV for graduate school or academia in the United States, the personal information included in this curriculum vitae template would be omitted.

Curriculum Vitae Template

The following template will give you an example of what to include in your CV and shows the appropriate format for a curriculum vitae.

Make a comprehensive list of the information you will need to include, and use it to compile your CV. Before you start, also review these tips for formatting a curriculum vitae.

City, State, Country
Cell Phone

PERSONAL INFORMATION (depending on country)
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Visa Status

Optional Personal Information (depending on country)
Marital Status
Spouse's Name

List in reverse chronological order (most recent experiences first), include position details and dates.
Work History
Academic Positions
Research and Training

List in reverse chronological order and include dates, majors, and details of degrees for each institution attended, training and other educational programs.
Post-Doctoral Training
Graduate School or Program
High School (if no university education)

Include your certifications and accreditations, as well as the skills you have that are most relevant to the position for which you're applying.

Certifications and Accreditations
Computer Skills
Language Skills
Other Skills






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