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What is the difference between Resume and CV?

Asked by Demi , Last updated: Jul 28, 2020

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H. Martin

H. Martin, Content Writer, Charlotte

Answered Jul 27, 2020

CV is an acronym for "Curriculum Vitae," which means the course of life. The meaning and uses of a CV and resume are different based on the country. A CV in all Europe, as well as New Zealand, is equivalent to a resume in the US.

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A resume is a brief, short, and document created for the purpose of a Job, and a CV is an in-depth documentation of your life achievement, experience, and personal information. The resume must be short and must be in sync with the job specification you are applying for, while CV gives in-depth information of all your academic experience. Resumes are mostly used for a job application; they are often bulleted to keep the information precise. A CV has no length limit.

 

Anika Nicole

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Anika Nicole, Wordsmith, PG In Journalism, New York

Answered Jun 26, 2020

When applying to jobs, it is important for a person to both have their resume and CV prepared. As applications sometimes ask for one or another, many things are the same thing, but there are differences between them. A resume provides a timeline of job history and also highlights any important skills that a person may have. CV stands for curriculum vitae.

A CV is normally asked for when applying to positions that deal with the educational or medical field. A CV is more extensive than a resume, for it can include any published works such as books, essays, or thesis.'

 

Margot

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Margot , Writer, High School, Toronto

Answered Jun 17, 2020

Some people may assume that a resume and CV are the same, but they actually have some differences that you ought to be familiar with. A resume is known to be a brief summary that will narrate all of your skills and your experience in doing different types of work.

Some of the work that you may include should be related to the position that you are applying for. The CV is going to be more detailed. There are instances when it can be as long as two pages because you need to place in more detail about the things that you can do.

Take note that a resume can be tailored depending on the position that you are applying for, which means that those that are not related can be removed. For the CV, this is something that you will send regardless of what position you would like to have.

 

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