Understanding and Evaluating Associateship Opportunities
Creating a Strong Resume or CV and Cover Letter

Course Author(s): David G. Dunning, MA, PhD; Robert D. Madden, DDS, MBA

Creating a Strong Resume or CV and Cover Letter

Confusion often arises when answering the question: “What is the difference between a resume and a curriculum vitae (CV)?” Further, which is most appropriate for my career track? In deciding which one to use you will need to determine which of them most appropriately meets the criteria provided by the employer who will be reading your application. Frequently, the application instructions will state whether a CV or resume is requested. If you are unsure, it is worth your time to contact the prospective business and ask which would be most appropriate for the position.