Crafting the perfect CV for a variety of academic job can be a challenge. What information should you include? How should it be organized? How do you present yourself in the best possible light? This post will cover writing an academic CV, with a particular eye to the expectations of the American academic job market.
For more advice, as well as sample CVs, see the Graduate Career Services website.
The Professor Is In also offers some excellent advice on crafting an academic CV.
If you are also considering careers outside of academia, you will need a résumé as well. Your résumé should be a short document–no more than 2 pages!–that offers a snapshot of your skills and experiences.
The basic differences between a CV and a résumé:
The Graduate Career Services website offers more advice and some sample résumés.