10 Effective Examples of a Curriculum Vitae Format or CV Format

Because you know a proper curriculum vitae format (CV format) means everything nowadays…

Your Curriculum Vitae format or CV format is critical for displaying your aptitudes clearly and concisely to potential employers. Here is a list of 10 college websites that provide examples for effective CV formatting:

  1. Purdue Online Writing Lab – The Online Writing Lab (OWL) from Purdue University is a very detailed source that includes information on resumes and CVs. An example of a resume is also provided.
  2. Duke University Career Center – Although not as detailed as the OWL mentioned previously, this career center provides a link to at least 9 CV formats.
  3. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Writing Center – UNC’s writing center provides a breakdown of the similarities and differences between resumes and CVs.
  4. Harvard University Office of Career Services – Along with text, Harvard provides video tutorials on resumes and CVs, as well as templates.
  5. American University Career Center – This website provides a breakdown of various CV formats / types, goes through sections and headers, and has a few examples for resumes and CVs.
  6. Cornell University Career Services – Although not specifically focused on CVs, Cornell provides several additional examples for resumes (which can be easily converted to CVs based on information from the other websites). It also shows an example of a resume prior to and after a professional review.
  7. The Graduate College at the University of Illinois – This is a link to a handout with useful tips and CV samples. It provides a quick review of formatting and recommended sections.
  8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Global Education & Career Development – MIT provides a really helpful table for comparing resumes and CVs, based on employer values, key skills, and additional tools. It also has some example CVs.
  9. University of Virginia Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs – This website is particularly useful for its examples. As a bonus, it has 2 samples for cover letters – one for an academic position and one for an industry position.
  10. The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine – OSU provides a snapshot review of CVs and five examples on their website.

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