By Alison Doyle | The Balance Careers
If you’re seeking a job outside of the United States, be aware that many employers will ask you for a curriculum vitae (CV), perhaps with an accompanying profile, rather than for a resume. In the U.S. this can be confusing because CVs are used almost exclusively for jobs in academia, scientific research fields, and the medical professions.
U.S. CVs are credential-based, using functional categories to list one’s education, publications, honors and awards, research experience, training, and professional appointments. International CVs, though, are structured more like resumes, with a few important differences.