I have been asked recently to provide a CV instead of a resume. Not that I don't want to recreate the wheel, but is there that much difference?


itilimp's picture
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To my knowledge:

resume = what Americans call a CV
CV = curriculum vitae (latin: story of life) is what us Brits call a resume

If there's another difference someone please enlighten me :)

WVH's picture
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In America - a resume is usually 1 page.

A CV is usually for those in academia, and can run many pages. It often includes a listing of every article published, every paper presented, etc.


Mark's picture
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WVH is right.

My recommendation is to give them a resume - one page. If they want more, they'll ask.

(Some ask for CVs thinking it's cool sounding).