Difference between cv and resume?

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  1. maria.rose profile image37
    maria.roseposted 7 years ago

    Difference between cv and resume?

    What is the difference between  CV and resume?

  2. Danette Watt profile image85
    Danette Wattposted 7 years ago

    A cv is a curriculum vitae. It's focus is on your education experience -- where you have been published, where you presented at conferences, the courses you've designed and taught, etc.

    A resume lists your job experiences.

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    caroleaposted 7 years ago

    In the UK (where I'm from) we always say "CV". In the US, people normally say "resume" - although I believe in certain fields such as academia, "CV" is also used.

    But in either case, it's a job-seeker's profile, listing essential information (contacts etc.,) employment and educational history, and other relevant information.

    The format can be adapted to suit the applicant's situation (reverse chronological, functional, or a combination of the two) and often contains an objective or a skills summary at the top under the heading and contacts.

    It gives great scope for highlighting relevant skills and experience to match the requirements of the position - so many savvy applicants don't just use the same resume over and over, but tailor each one to a specific job application.

    They say that you only get a few seconds to grab a reader's interest - so it makes sense to put the most compelling information where it will best be noticed.

  4. Joan1 profile image61
    Joan1posted 7 years ago

    Resume comes from the USA.
    It was "invented" because American employers didn't want to, or didn't have the time to read a long CV.
    So they started to ask for a smaller, less detailed but more concise summary of your experience and education.

    A resume is generally 1-2 pages and a cv is 2 pages or more.
    Many companies (especially in the US) want a resume even when they ask for a CV, because they think it is the same.
    If you need a lot of education for a job then you probably need a CV.
    Some countries expect a CV no matter what the position.


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