Samples of curriculum vitae are available on DayJob.com and About.com. Both sites have examples of curriculum vitae for multiple fields, and About.com also offers a downloadable template for users to create their own CVs.
A curriculum vitae is similar to a resume in that it is a summary of relevant skills and experience to present to potential employers. However, a CV usually offers more details than a resume. While resumes are concise enough to review at a glance, curriculum vitae contain a summary of educational and work experience, publications, awards, honors, and affiliations. A curriculum vitae is a standard requirement for applying to many jobs outside of the United States.