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Curriculum Vitae Summary

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Definition: A curriculum vitae summary is a one-to-two-page, condensed version of a full curriculum vitae. A CV summary is a way to quickly and concisely convey one’s skills and qualifications. Sometimes large organizations will ask for a one-page CV summary when they expect a large pool of applicants.

Job seekers may also send a CV summary to companies when inquiring about job openings.

What to Include in a CV Summary

When creating a CV summary, make sure to include only information that is applicable to the specific job or organization. Make a list of the skills and qualifications the job requires, and only include information on your CV summary that matches these requirements.

Companies will only read your CV summary for a few seconds, so make sure your summary contains only the most pertinent information.

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