CV/International Professional

Are you targeting certain positions in the US or internationally that require a CV? 

What’s the difference between a CV and a resume? A curriculum vitae (CV), translating to “path of life” in Latin, provides more comprehensive details of your academic and professional background.  These details may include:

  • Scientific or academic research, laboratory, and teaching experience
  • Professional degrees, certifications, licenses, etc.
  • Description of your thesis or dissertation (if you’re an advanced degree holder)
  • Papers, books, and other related publications
  • Professional recognition, awards, and honors
  • Academic or professional presentations and conferences
  • Relevant coursework and other forms of professional development
  • Professional memberships and related volunteer experiences

The basic difference between a resume and a CV is length. CVs can average 3-4 pages and longer. On the other hand, resumes tend to be shorter (1-2 pages) and are targeted towards a specific role.

Who uses a CV? CVs are typically written for both academic and non-academic researchers, university professors, and advanced degree holders (Masters, Ph.D., M.D., etc.)  seeking positions in science, higher education, research, or healthcare. In addition, it’s common to submit a CV when seeking a grant, fellowship, or a position overseas.

How do I know if I need a CV or a resume?

The job description should tell you whether to submit a resume or a CV. If you’re applying for a job in the US, it’s more likely that you will be submitting a resume, unless it’s an academic or research-oriented position. If you’re applying for a job overseas, many employers will ask you to submit a CV, although the terms CV and resume are often used interchangeably.

When would I need both a resume and a CV? If you are applying for both academic as well as industry (private and public sector) positions, we recommend preparing both a resume and a CV. If this is your situation, please let us know in the appointment form and we can provide you with a custom quote.

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CV & LinkedIn Packages

CV and cover letter packages are generally priced between $695-$995 while packages that include a LinkedIn profile are priced between $895-$1795. The total investment will differ based on each client’s career situation, direction, and complexity of work.

Need a payment plan? Spread your payments out for up to 6 months with zero interest through the flexible PayPal Credit payment plan. This option is only available for US-based clients.

Up against a tight deadline? Scientech Resumes offers both 3- and 6-business day turnaround RUSH packages. If you require work to be done over a weekend, you may incur 3- OR 6-business day RUSH fees AND weekend fees. If you require a RUSH service, please call ahead to ensure Kate’s availability to accommodate your timeline at 971-770-1460 or email kate@scientechresumes.comWe do not do 24- or 48-hour turnarounds.

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CV Packages Include:

  • A copy of the personal branding strategy used to produce your new resume (and other documents). Many clients have characterized this document as a “highly informative aid” that helped to answer questions raised during the review process.
  • A free copy of our e-guide, How to Optimize Your Resume for Digital Eyes ($24.95 value).
  • A free copy of our e-guide, Scientech Resumes: 7-Step Interview Preparation ($34.95 value).
  • Our free job search strategy checklist to help you cover all the angles when submitting applications during your job search. 
  • A free copy of our e-guide, LinkedIn for Continuous Career Management ($9.95 value). Only included with LinkedIn profile.

You will also benefit from:

  • A one-to-one personalized consultation (between 60-90 minutes) that serves as great interview practice.
  • An enhanced education and self-awareness on how to leverage personal branding to gain traction with employers.
  • Delivery of your new documents within 7-10 business days (excludes weekends and holidays).
  • Unlimited revisions within the 21-day project window (Terms & Conditions apply).
  • Final versions of your keyword-optimized resume in 3 different formats: MS Word, PDF, and ATS-optimized MS Word version.
  • Lifetime document storage in case you should lose your documents for whatever reason.
  • Eligibility for an update at a discounted rate, provided no more than 2 years have passed since we last worked together.


Individual Services: Consider the savings when you bundle services versus purchasing individual services.

CV For academic and non-academic professionals, university professors, and advanced degree holders in private and public industry sectors applying for certain positions in the US or overseas. CV and cover letter packages are generally priced between $695-$995 and will differ based on each client’s individual career situation and the complexity of the work involved. Need more than one resume? A second version will be 50% of the initial resume cost.


LinkedIn Profile In today’s modern job market, it is vital to have an engaging, keyword-rich LinkedIn profile that reflects your personal brand and inspires people to connect with you. New graduate and entry-level packages that include a LinkedIn profile are generally priced between $895-$1095. The investment will differ based on each client’s individual career situation and the complexity of the work. Interested in a LinkedIn profile only? Let us know in the appointment form and we’ll provide you with a custom quote.


Cover Letter – $175 A well-written cover letter, showcasing how your qualifications and previous career successes align with the target position, is essential in determining if your impressive resume leaps to the top of the “yes” pile or lands in the rejection stack. The importance of a powerful cover letter cannot be overstated, especially if you want to be in the running with those who take the initiative to submit one in the first place. 

Thank You Letter – $175 A post-interview thank you letter is a necessary (and often overlooked) tool for any job seeker. By expressing your gratitude for the interview and recapping the highlights of the meeting, you revisit the reasons why you are the best candidate for the position. This letter can influence the hiring decision-makers and increase your chances of subsequent interviews (or a job offer) while validating your candidacy, building rapport, and reminding the interviewer of your ability to produce results.

Executive Career Biography – $450  A career biography is a 1-page storytelling tool that reinforces your brand and breathes new life into your professional story. Together, we will emphasize your leadership and management acumen through soft skills and “good fit” attributes. and link them to your value proposition. Your biography will help employers connect with you and envision you making a positive impact in the role by illustrating how you use your personal attributes, passions, and strengths to make things happen.

Value Proposition Letter – $250  A Value Proposition Letter is a brief and persuasive account of what you accomplish, not what you do. Typically focused for CEOs, Directors, Business Owners, and other top decision-makers, this short, impactful letter has more power to grab and hold a reader’s attention by establishing your achievements through specific metrics and facts to achieve instant credibility.  Additionally, it provides proof that you can tackle and solve challenging problems while communicating in a few short sentences why you are the best candidate for the position.

Reference Sheet – $150 A reference sheet equips you with a list of people who can verify and positively elaborate on your professional achievements and contributions for a potential employer. This document can include testimonials from previous managers or colleagues who can provide an accurate and positive description of why you are a strong candidate for the position.