International Curriculum Vitae
A Curriculum Vitae, sometime called incorrectly a Curricula Vitae or a vitae, is Latin for "course of life". The Curriculum Vitae, most often is called a CV. The CV commonly used by those looking for work outside the U.S. and Canada is more detailed than a resume and is not as elaborate as a Curriculum Vitae.
If you are seeking a faculty, academic, research, clinical or scientific position the Curriculum Vitae is used exclusively all over the world
International Curriculum Vitae Content
In comparison, whereas resumes are a reflection of your main accomplishments only, Curriculum Vitaes are detailed accounts of your education and work experience to date. The Curriculum Vitae is even more detailed then what is commonly known as the CV.
In the Curriculum Vitae you should list:
- all former positions held, detailing your duties, responsibilities, names, dates and locations,
- all memberships in professional and academic organizations,
- titles and dates of speeches and presentations you have given,
- articles you published and publication credits,
- any awards, honors or recognition you have received and
- detailed education information.
International Curriculum Vitae Format
Curriculum Vitaes are usually structured in reverse chronological order (most recent activity first), or in a functional order (activities grouped thematically). The length of your Curriculum Vitae varies greatly with experience and length of your career. The Curriculum Vitae for a mid-career faculty candidate may be as long as 20 pages.
Applying for international jobs with your CV
Applying for a job abroad differs from country to country. The world over employers looks for the same qualities in their applicants regardless where the job is. Candidates should be aware that there might be subtle conventions associated with the international CV or resume and job application process within different countries. Therefore, if you want your job application to be taken seriously, you must consider national differences correctly.
For your convenience, the below table applies to both CVs and resumes where applicable.
|France||United Kingdom||India||United Arab Emirates|
|Italy||SOUTH AMERICA||Pakistan||South Africa|
Check the spelling and grammar of your international Curriculum Vitae. Use the word processor's spell and grammar checker. If you are not confident of your ability to detect grammatical, punctuation and English or other language usage errors or if you need help in organizing your Curriculum Vitae, send it to a professional for assistance.
If you have a difficulty with your international Curriculum Vitae writing, instead of staring at a blank piece of paper, use:
We recommend that you send your Curriculum Vitae together with cover letter. If you have a difficulty with your cover letter writing use:
- "fill in the blanks" computer software or
- cover letter builder or
- human cover letter writing services.
Other International Curriculum Vitae Info
Now to finalize your International Curriculum Vitae topic, if your cover letter and Curriculum Vitae are ready, you may email them through international job search engines to job recruiters and headhunters worldwide.
Good luck with your international Curriculum Vitae!