By : Sivasubramanian, Recruitment Executive, Crown Solution India Pvt Ltd
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A Resume or CV? When To Use Which One and Why
Do you know the difference between a resume and a CV? Well, the most obvious
difference between a resume and a CV is going to be length, but it is
certainly not the only one. Keep reading to find out more.
When the job of your dreams is on the line, you will find that it is of the
utmost importance to make the right impression. While of course you know to
dress well to the interview and to be professional, you need to remember
that in many cases, the first impression that the facility that is
interested in you has is from a piece of paper! Though many of us are
familiar with a resume, a CV is something that you might be unclear on. The
truth of the matter is that a CV is very different from a resume, and when
you want to make sure that you are using the right one, there are several
things to keep in mind.
What Is a CV?
CV stands for curriculum vitae, and is the type of paperwork that you will
submit for certain professions. In many cases, when you are applying for a
position in education, in clinical work and in some science and publishing
positions, a CV is the standard choice over a resume. It tends to be more
thorough, more detailed and in many ways, it will give them a clearer idea
of what you are capable of. Not only will it list past jobs, it will also
relate any special classes you have taken, any publication credits you have
and any grants you have received, among other things.
What Is the Difference Between a Resume and a CV?
The most obvious difference between a resume and a CV is going to be length,
but it is certainly not the only one. Where a resume should ideally be
reduced down to a single page or two, a CV can be much longer and more
thorough. A resume will give your employers a snapshot of what you are
capable of and what makes you ideal for the specification that they are
looking for, while a CV's attention to detail can help them see what you can
do more effectively. There is also more of an educational focus on a CV.
When Do I Use a CV Versus a Resume?
In many cases, it is quite easy to tell when you need a CV over a resume. In
the United States, you tend to only need a CV for certain types of
professions. One way to remember this is that the more education the job
requires, the more likely are to need a CV! While this is not a hard and
fast rule, it tends to work because positions that require a CV tend to be
largely concentrated in the research and educational fields. On the other
hand, you will find that when you are considering moving forward and getting
the right kind of work abroad, there are some countries that expect a CV as
a matter of course, no matter what the position.
- Create a confidential Career Profile and Resume/C.V. online
- Get advice for planning their career and for marketing of experience and skills
- Maximize awareness of and access to the best career opportunities
I think most of the mobile service providers use this
Smart work is more efficient than hardwork.. The effort we put in will be less in smart work :)
Thank you Mr.Makrand