I am told that curriculum vitae means "course of life" - I wrote the first one when applying for graduate schools in United States. Here is how it has evolved.
- CV included in the International Technology Alliance Proposal in 2005 (switched over to Word from LaTeX - and made it compact)
- ASCII CV submitted to IBM Research after graduation (yes, IBM asked for ASCII CV in 2000)
- CV submitted for job applications (last line of that CV got me in a lot of hot water)
- CV submitted with summer intern applications (with only one paper published in two years, no one can get a job today)
- CV submitted with applications for doctoral studies (in good old days, a thorough knowledge of C and UNIX was all that you needed)
- CV used for applying to US universities for post graduate studies (it was not easy to get a computer typesetted CV)