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    The Difference Between a Resume and a Curriculum Vitae(CV)

    Why do some candidates apply with a CV and others use a resume? Is any of the two actually better than the other? Is resume just another word for CV, and vice versa?

    Both are used in job applications, a resume and a CV are not always interchangeable but The primary differences between a resume and a curriculum vitae (CV) are length.

     What is a Curriculum Vitae(CV)

    A Curriculum Vitae(CV) as it is more commonly known , is a detailed and comprehensive document that can be laid out over two or more pages and that describes the candidate’s skills, notable achievements, and work experience to the greatest advantage.


    What to Include in a Curriculum Vitae(CV):

    Full name

    Contact information

    Professional title, resume summary, or resume objective

    Research interests


    Publications (both academic papers and books)

    Teaching or lecturing experience

    Work experience

    Conferences and courses




    Grants of fellowships



    What is a Resume:

    A resume is a document that summarizes your career history, skills, and education no longer than one page as intended of your work experience and background relevant to the job you are applying to, the reader will not dwell on it for any great length of time.


    What to Include in a Resume:

    Full name

    Your job title, or the name of the position you’re applying for

    Contact information

    Resume summary or objective

    Work experience


    Relevant skills

    Languages and proficiency

    Briefly, the differences between a CV and a resume varies in many points and each has its own purpose

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