Resume Vs. C.V

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Resume Vs. C.V

A resume and CV are both documents used to showcase your skills and experience, but there are some key differences between the two.


A resume is typically one page long and focuses on your work experience, while a CV is typically three pages long or more and includes information about your education, research experience, publications, awards, etc.


A curriculum vitae, or CV, includes more information than your typical resume, including details of your education and academic achievements, research experience, publications, awards , grants , fellowships , and more. CVs are used when applying for academic positions (research-based roles), postdoctoral fellowships , scientific research funding opportunities , or teaching positions . 


The resume is tailored to the specific job you are applying to, whereas the CV is a comprehensive overview. You mention only relevant keywords, skills and accomplishments in your resume whereas in your CV, you list your education and work experience in reverse chronological order, with details about each position you’ve held.


The purpose of a CV is to provide potential employers with an overview of your academic and professional achievements. A resume is designed to show prospective employers that you are qualified for the job for which you are  applying.


So to summaries, the three key differences between a resume and a CV are-


(1) A resume is one page (max. two) whereas the CV is longer, upto 2-4 pages

(2) A resume is used for job hunting in all industries, the CV is used for jobs and admissions in Academia

(3) The resume is tailored to the specific job you are applying to, whereas the CV is a comprehensive overview.

In the European Union, both terms mean the same thing.


Now that we know how a C.V. is different from a resume, the next challenge is, how do I write a ‘good’ resume or C.V ?


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Author: Khushi Malhotra