Definition: Curriculum Vitae means "course of life" in Latin. A Curriculum Vitae is also called a CV or vita, and is an overview of your professional accomplishments. In the United States, the curriculum vitae is used almost exclusively by those pursuing an academic or medical career. In Europe, the curriculum vitae is much more common than a resume. A curriculum vitae is a typically a "living document" which will reflect the developments in a a professional's career, and thus should be updated frequently. In contrast, a resume is normally updated only when one changes jobs or completes some form of training or eduction.
Also Known As: CV, vita, curriculum vita (incorrectly)
Common Misspellings: cirriculum vitae, curriculum vita