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Old 12-11-2009, 12:52 PM
Status: "Ain't no cure for the summertime blues!" (set 3 days ago)
 
Location: Jollyville
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Default What does CV stand for - as in resume/CV?

Sorry, it's driving me nuts. On all the company websites where you submit your resume directly they state:

Submit/Create a new résumé/CV for this posting

I feel rather stupid, but I have no idea what CV stands for?
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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I believe CV = curriculum vitae. I've seen this used in the academic community.
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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CV is also the term used by most countries outside of North America. Oftentimes companies use both terms if they are multinational and their web application process is the same for all locations globally, or if they are willing to consider applicants with foreign backgrounds.
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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As hrmasterb stated, generally someone that has created something such as a paper, book, lesson plan, some other plans that would be vital to the position being offered would present a CV to the employer. If your published you would include a sample of what you have written.
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:58 PM
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I believe CV = curriculum vitae. I've seen this used in the academic community.

That's probably it - thanks. It makes a lot of sense now because some of the companies I'm looking at have positions specifically for Interns.
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:22 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Default Definition: CV - Curriculum Vitae

Etymology: Literally translated, "curriculum vitae" (singular form, noun) is Latin for the "course of (one's) life."

Modern definition: A curriculum vitae is a written description of your work experience, educational background, and skills. Also called a CV, or simply a vitae, it is more detailed than a resume and is commonly used by those looking for work outside the U.S. and Australia.

In the U.S., curricula vitae (plural form, noun) are most often used for academic or research positions, whereas resumes are the preferred documents in business and industry. The informal shortened form, "vita" standing alone, means a brief biographical sketch.

curriculum vitae - Definition of curriculum vitae at YourDictionary.com
Curriculum Vitae - definition
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:42 PM
 
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Sorry, it's driving me nuts. On all the company websites where you submit your resume directly they state:

Submit/Create a new résumé/CV for this posting

I feel rather stupid, but I have no idea what CV stands for?
THANK YOU for asking this! I've been wondering forever as well!
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Old 12-12-2009, 06:31 AM
Status: "Ain't no cure for the summertime blues!" (set 3 days ago)
 
Location: Jollyville
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Thank you all for your most informative answers!
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Old 12-12-2009, 03:07 PM
 
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I thought it meant cover letter. Ha.

So I wondered why they didn't call it CL, then.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:38 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle, originally from SF Bay Area
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CV is also the term used by most countries outside of North America. Oftentimes companies use both terms if they are multinational and their web application process is the same for all locations globally, or if they are willing to consider applicants with foreign backgrounds.
In other countries, especially Europe, it's considered normal to put a photo of the applicant on the resume.
That has thrown me off a couple of times when I got applications from people that recently came over or applied from afar.
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