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Career Center

Career Center careercenter@uidaho.edu
phone: 208-885-6121
fax: 208-885-2816
Idaho Commons, Room 334
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 2534
Moscow, ID 83844-2534

Hours

Monday-Friday
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Drop-ins welcomed, but appointment suggested

Resumes, Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letters

Resumes
A resume is a document used as a marketing tool to potential employers as part of the job application. It lists qualifications for specific targeted positions by concisely describing your skills, accomplishments, experiences, and education.
» Learn more about resumes.
Curriculum Vitae (CVs)
A CV is typically more detailed than a resume. Like a resume, it emphasizes an individual’s professional qualifications, but it will list additional details and activities as well. Resumes list relevant highlights of your experiences and skills; on the other hand, CVs show a broader picture as a professional biography. CVs are most often used by those with graduate degrees and/or with extensive experience in their field.
» For more on CVs
Cover Letters
The cover letter provided brief explanations of your experience, areas of expertise and knowledge. It elaborates on key points from the resume/CV, by making specific connections to the company and the job desired. The main purpose is to convince the employer to invite you to an interview.
» Find out more about cover letters