Resume Writing

Resume and CV are same?

Resume or CV

Resume and CV are same?

How does it matter when you finally need a job? Who cares what they want CV or Resume? You will give what you have.

But then CV and resume are not same, even though the broad purpose of both is. If you are applying for a job in UK, it would really do not matter but in USA it would. A resume is a brief one page summary of your background and your work experience. On the other hand CV or Curriculum Vitae in Latin means course of life. This is a detailed summary of academics, work experience, publications, etc. Very specifically speaking, a resume is a one or two page document about you whereas the CV is a detailed informative document. A resume is generally tailored or customised each time you apply for a job. A CV is a comprehensive overview and detailed description of who you are and what you have done. It is mostly your academic credentials. Whereas Resume is a concise summary of your skills and qualifications which are specific to the job you are applying for.

Resumes are like personal marketing documents which should highlight your skills, competency, important achievements and work experience. However CV being academic in nature it contains details of your qualifications, academic achievements, publications, grants, fellowships, scholarships etc.

A Resume includes

  • Your name
  • Your job title
  • Contact details
  • Career objective
  • Work experience
  • Education
  • Relevant skills
  • Languages known and proficiency
  • Relevant certifications and interests

A CV includes

  • You name
  • Contact details
  • Professional title,
  • Career Objective
  • Education details
  • Publications (both academic papers and books)
  • Teaching experience
  • Work experience
  • Conferences, seminars, courses and workshops
  • Skills
  • Certificates
  • Languages known and Proficiency
  • Grants of fellowships, scholarships etc
  • References

So next time when you apply for a job, know what you need!

By the way, do you that most jobs after selecting your CV or Resume will ask you to sit for an aptitude test? Practice Numerical Ability, Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for better chances of getting an interview opportunity.

Wish you luck

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