As students in my lab and classes prepare for graduation, one of the key discussions that I often have with them is about their resume. In the academic world, the resume is called the curriculum vitae. Curriculum vitae is Latin and roughly translates into the course (curriculum) of my life (vitae). Different from resumes, the CV, as it is abbreviated, contains information on the degrees and courses one has taken as well as the skills and experiences that are relevant for prospective jobs. Typically, quite longer than resumes, the CVs of much older scientists can contain tens of pages or more.