RE: real meaning of CV
- The latin origins of CV described in earlier posts are correct, however there
is another unspoken distinction that CV stands for in academia.
Resume=1 to 2 pages of career highlights you use to get non-academic jobs, or
hand out at conferences.
CV=4 to 14 pages listing anything you ever did since you graduated from HS
that you use to get tenure, get a tenure-track academic job, or staple to your
annual report to the administration of your university. In other words you
leave almost NOTHING out, and may even put in explanations of what obscure
things mean so a person who knows nothing of your work can understand what you
do well enough to write their own reports about the annual accomplishments of
the university faculty.
My resume is 1 page, my CV is 14 pages.