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Resume, CV and Curriculum Vitae Formats
The resume, CV or Curriculum Vitae? - That is the question!
The resume, also known as American CV, is mainly used in the USA and Canada.
In China, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa it is a matter of semantics - the both names, a resume and a CV are being used synonymously.
The term "Curriculum Vitae" stands for Latin "course of life".
The Curriculum Vitae, most often called CV, typically carries a different meaning depending on whether one distribute the CV within the US and Canada or internationally (external to the US or Canada).
If you ara seeking a faculty, academic, research, clinical or scientific position in the USA, Canada and internationally you should use Curriculum Vitae.
Outside the US and Canada use a CV in a job searching process.
In a great degree the resume is equivalent of CV.
The major difference between resume and CV is in their lengths, use and format. Usually, the standard CV is between 2 and 8 pages long where the standard resume is between 1 and 2 pages long.
Whereas resume is a reflection of your main accomplishments only, CV is detailed accounts of your professional qualifications, education and work experience to date. A CV generally include information such as personal data, hobbies and interests, and greater detail about education than would be included on the U.S. or Canadian resume.
You can turn your current CV into a resume by shortening some descriptions of your educational and professional experiences.
Generally, most information referring to resumes is applicable to CVs and vice versa. However, you should be aware that there might be subtle conventions associated with the international job application process within different countries. Applying for a job abroad differs from country to country. Therefore, if you want your job application to be taken seriously, you must consider national differences correctly.
- Maximizes the computer's ability to "read" your resume.
- Maximizes your ability to get hits.
Regardless of the format you choose the focus of your resume should be to persuade the employer to invite you for an interview. Therefore these pages contain guidelines that will improve the odds of your resume achieving the objective you want - obtaining job interviews.
|France||United Kingdom||India||United Arab Emirates|
|Italy||SOUTH AMERICA||Pakistan||South Africa|
As you can see from the above table the majority of countries, except the strike-through countries use CVs instead of resumes.
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We are strongly recommending that you send your resumes together with cover letters.If you have a difficulty with your cover letter writing use one of these:
- "fill in the blanks" computer software or
- cover letter builder or
- human cover letter writing services.
Other Resume Info
Good luck with your resume!