Basic difference between CV & Resume? - CiteHR
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Radhikashah
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I want the basic difference between CV & Resume
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Hi Radhikashah,
Below are some of the comparisons between a CV and a Resume:
CV
Definition: A CV (Curriculum Vitæ, which means course of life in Latin) is an in-depth document that can be laid out over two or more pages and contains a high level of detail about achievements, a great deal more than just a career biography
Length: More detailed and can stretch well beyond two pages
Purpose: Intended to be a full record of entire career history to make it easy to get an overview of an individual’s full working career
Layout: Static and any changes will only be in the cover letter; Has a clear chronological order listing of the whole career
Usage Around The World: Americans and Canadians would only use a CV when applying for a job abroad or if searching for an academic or research oriented position; In the UK, Ireland and New Zealand, a CV is used in all contexts and prevails in mainland Europe; In Germany, the CV is more commonly known as a Lebenslauf (true to the Latin origins) and is only one of many application document the poor German job seekers must produce to get an interview
Resume
Definition: A resume, or résumé, is a concise document typically not longer than one page as the intended the reader will not dwell for very long
Length: Brief summary of targeted list of skills, achievements and experience over one or two pages
Purpose: Goal is to make an individual stand out from the competition
Layout: Short with no particular format rule, doesn’t have to cover whole career and highly customizable; Information can be shuffled around to best suit the applicant and to tailor it to the needs of the specific post
Usage Around The World: Preferred application document in the US and Canada; In Europe resumes aren’t used at all
Other Usage Around The World for both CV and Resume: In Australia, India and South Africa, the terms resume and CV are used interchangeably. Resume is used more for jobs in the private sector and CV is more conventional when applying for public service positions
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