HI All,
Just wanted to know if there is any difference between Curriculum Vitae, Resume and Biodata.
As per my knowledge there is..
Resume- To be used by Freshers only
CV- Not a Fresher
Biodata- I'm not sure but it is supposed to be a detailed information of your work. 10-12 pages i guess.
Zainab Urooj
3rd December 2007 From India

Hi, I think Bio data consits of ur biological information,ie ur height,Weight,Gender,Mark etc......Police selection Bio data is preapered Mukesh
3rd December 2007 From India, Madras
The difference is same as the difference between Soccer and Football or Ms. Universe and Ms. World. Regards Sanjeev
3rd December 2007 From India, Mumbai
Resume- for freshers CV- for experienced And biodata- generally for non academic qualification.
28th May 2009 From India, Delhi
Resume is meant for Experience persons which highlights experience as candidate’s USP, while CV is for freshers without experience which highlights education as their USP.
23rd July 2010 From India, Bhopal
CV: For Experienced people consists of 3 to 5 pages RESUME: For Freshers consists of not more than 2 pages BIO-DATA: Old word , Now used for Matrimonial Purpose
24th July 2010 From India, Chandigarh
Hi friends, Its really a very good information regarding difference between CV,Resume and Biodata for freshers like me.Thank you very much Mr.Govind Singh. Regards Samy
26th July 2010 From India, Hyderabad
The primary differences between a resume and a curriculum vitae (CV) are the length, what is included and what each is used for. A resume is a one or two page summary of your skills, experience and education. While a resume is brief and concise - no more than a page or two, a curriculum vitae is a longer (at least two page) and more detailed synopsis.A curriculum vitae includes a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details. In Europe, the Middle East, Africa, or Asia, employers may expect to receive a curriculum vitae.
In the United States, a curriculum vitae is used primarily when applying for academic, education, scientific or research positions. It is also applicable when applying for fellowships or grants.
11th September 2012 From India, Jaipur
A resume is a one or two page “summary” of your skills, experience and education. Generally no more longer than a page or two.
A Curriculum Vitae is a longer and more detailed synopsis. Generally over a couple of pages long.
Bio-Data files concentrate more on the individual and his attributes like height, weight, colour, skin complexion,…and more that describes the person the best.
17th October 2012 From India, Bangalore
Bio Data - 2 dimensional (Past and Present). English word - Means "Biological Data" . Used mainly for recruitment that needs biological info like height, weight etc. Example - armed forces recruitment.
Curriculum Vitae CV -2 dimensional (Past and Present). Latin word - Means "Course or Events pertaining to life". Is more detailed than the resume.
Resume -2 dimensional (Past and Present) French word - Means "Summary". Most a single page summary.
Auctor Vitae- 3 dimensional (Past, Present and Future) Latin word - Means "Author pertaining to life events". Emphasis is on the vision of the candidate for the domain with proof of performance embedded in the past and present.
28th July 2014 From India, Chennai


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