Today I want to answer one particular question I have job seekers almost always asking me . The Difference between a CV and Resume. The Common belief is that a curriculum vitae (CV) is used in the UK while a resume is used in the US. While that is true, there is actually a small difference between the two documents. A resume is typically not more than a page long, and contains a summary of a person’s relevant job experience and education. A curriculum vitae which means “course of life” in Latin – is a longer document that includes details of important but relatively less relevant things, like a more detailed description of education, publications, awards, affiliations and other academic accomplishments.
A curriculum vitae includes a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details. In Europe, the Middle East, Africa, or Asia, employers may expect to receive a curriculum vitae.
In the United States, a curriculum vitae is used primarily when applying for academic, education, scientific or research positions. It is also applicable when applying for fellowships or grants.
Both are typically used to screen applicants, often followed by an interview, when seeking employment.
|Length||Two pages or a little more||One page, sometimes two pages|
|Content||Name, contact information, education, work experience and relevant work-related skills. Includes a summary of academic background as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details||Name, contact information, education, work experience and relevant work-related skills. Focus is on work experience, listed in reverse chronological order.|
|Purpose||In Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, employers expect a CV. In the U.S., a CV is used primarily when applying for academic, education, scientific or research positions.||Job applications.|
|other purpose||personal use||Official use|
I believe this answer your doubt on what a CV and Resume?