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The curriculum vitae (CV) is an essential document that details your academic and educational history as a scholar. In many parts of the world, it is expected that CVs, resumes, and cover letters adhere to a particular format. As you begin to consider future opportunities, you can utilize these resources to ensure that your documents align with the expectations of prospective employers.

The resources below can help you revise your CV, resume, or cover letter. For additional help, consider contacting your host institution’s career center or international office.


Curriculum Vitae (CV)

CV Writing - Science Magazine

CV Writing - Purdue OWL

CVs and Cover Letters - Harvard University, Office of Career Services

Europe: CV Writing - Europass

Guide to Resumes and Curricula Vitae - National Institutes of Health, Office of Intramural Training & Education

The Scientist’s Conundrum: CV, Resume or Something In-Between? - Harvard University

When to Use a Curriculum Vitae - Cornell University Graduate School

How to Write a Professional CV - Academic Positions


Cover Letter

Cover Letter Writing - Science Magazine

How to Tackle the Issue of Being Overqualified in the Cover Letter - Ivy Executive



Resume Writing - Science Magazine

Resume Writing Guidelines - Fordham University