First of all, a CV has nothing to do with CVS or other retail pharmacies. CV stands for curriculum vitae and it is a written description of your work experience, educational background and skills. A curriculum vitae is used by someone seeking an academic job in the US, for example in a college or university. You will need to have a strong CV to secure your academic posting.
Here are the things that must go it (in order of importance)
- Institutions granting degrees
- Research and teaching fields
- Publications (do not mix articles and book reviews; do not mix articles and conference papers)
- Teaching experience
- Academic awards, fellowships, or grants (evidence you can bring in $)
Additional Items (if available)
- Evidence of additional talents
- Evidence of connectedness
- Conference papers
- Book reviews
- Other experience
What Not to Include
- Business experience unless it relates directly to academe or to the job–as a special skill, or administrative experience, whatever.
- Personal information
Note: Don’t worry about length. Length is the point.