Jensen Whelan asks ...
When a school asks for a resume to be included are they asking for a CV? Or is there some other kind of resume? Like some kind of list of awards, publications, education outside of Uni, etc.? It gives a 750 word limit, which seems awfully long for a CV.If it's the latter, anybody have any tips for format?
When I applied, I used both a CV that focused on my recent academic work and a resume of my other work experience since I applied for grad school a little later in life. I'm guessing that schools that are asking for a resume over a CV are either using the two interchangably or are figuring that candidates have more "out in the world" work experience than academic experience.
While they do basically the same thing, the format for resume and cv are a little different. CVs are mainly for academia (on this side of the pond) and resumes are for the 'real' world. MIT has this guideline that sums up the CV pretty handily and describes the differences between CV and resume. Scroll down to the end that document and you'll find other great online resources for CVs and resumes. The one for Standford has examples for different fields. When I was applying, I googled CV samples and found a lot out there. Professors often post theirs online, so you may want to check out CVs for English and CW profs to see what theirs look like.
Anyone else with helpful suggestions?