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Difference Between Resume And CV

You may be wondering what’s the difference between resume and CV (Curriculum Vitae). The difference is in the content and length.

Though, both of them are used to apply for jobs in organizations but they are not always the same.

Checkout the difference between Resume And CV (Curriculum Vitae)


  • A Resume is a summary of education and experience, credentials and skills.
  • It is a document used to market personal individual skills, achievement and work experience not usually lengthy.
  • It is coincise.
  • It is often required for in job applications.
  • It is usually one page.
  • It has information in bulleted list.
  • It is usually functional, chronological, both or targeted to one specific company or organization.
  • It has career summary statement and objectives.
  • Resumes are used in the U.S., Australia and Canada.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • CV (Curriculum Vitae) is an account of one’s life comprising of education, work experience, publications, achievement, etc.
  • It is lengthy and full of details usually two to three pages.
  • It consist of publications, awards, research, degrees, licenses, grants, professional courses, presentations and other achievement.
  • The academic background, experience and achievements are usually extensive.
  • It consist of technical and personal skills.
  • It is usually functional, chronological or both.
  • CV are only used in the U.S when applying for academia, research, grants, scientific and medical positions.
  • CV are usually required when applying for job in Middle East, Africa & Asia.

Either you are writing a CV or Resume, you must ensure you used the appropriate format. Also, it must be readable by robots and humans.

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