Friday, 13 October 2017

Difference between a resume and a CV

What is the difference between a resume and a CV?

While these terms are often used interchangeably.
The key difference between a resume and a CV is length.
i.e. A CV (stands for Curriculum Vitae meaning the course of life in Latin) is a 2 or more pages (generally 3-8 pages) long document which has in-depth details of your education, experience, achievements, awards, honours, publications etc. in chronological order.

A CV does not change with the internship or job you are applying to.
A resume is a concise summary (not more than 2 pages long) of your education, skills, or experience. It is a highly customizable document where you, depending on the type of internship/job you are applying for, may choose to highlight one particular aspect over another.

Apparently, a CV is mostly used while applying for academic positions, research positions, fellowships, grants etc., while a resume is used everywhere else.
What most of the students write in India is a hybrid version of a resume and a CV.

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