If you’re preparing to go on the job market this fall (and even if you’re not), now is a good time to start polishing your application materials. For faculty positions that means updating your CV. For staff and administrative jobs, whether you need a CV or a résumé will depend on the position. For every type of position, you’ll need a tailored cover letter.
Career advisers say that job candidates often don’t understand that the CV/résumé and the cover letter have different functions and are designed to help employers ascertain distinctly different things. Ignore those differences and you risk shortchanging yourself and your application.
Continue reading: “Your CV Should Inform. Your Cover Letter Should Persuade,” by Karen Kelsky