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Are You Confused Too……..What is the Difference Between a CV and a Resume?

By June 12, 2016July 26th, 2019Career Tips, Job Search Tips, Resumes

Are they the same? Not quite… The primary differences between a resume and a curriculum vitae (CV) are length, what is included, and what each is used for. While both are used in job applications, a resume and a CVs are not always interchangeable. CV include information on one’s academic background, including teaching experience, degrees, research, awards, publications, presentations, and other achievements. CVs are mostly used when applying for international, academic, education, scientific, medical or research positions or when applying for fellowships or grants. CVs are thus much longer than resumes, and include more information, particularly related to academic background.

A resume provides a summary of your education, work history, credentials, accomplishments and skills. Resumes are the most common document requested of applicants in job applications.

CV Vs. Resume—Here Are the Differences

The CV’s is not a document that needing to be tailored for different positions but in the other way resume is. The document only changes as your accomplishments grow. You publish the findings of a scientific study, or a short story, or you receive an award as a Teaching Assistant. Whereas a resume can and should be modified often as you job search and apply to different companies and positions. At The Total Resumes, we highly encourage you to tailor your resume for each and every job you apply to, even if the job descriptions are similar. (It’ll not only help you stand out, but also ensure you get through the ATS.)

As a Certified Advanced Resume Writers, we take an ineffective CV and turn it into a power-packed personal campaign–defining your brand and showcasing you as the obvious candidate choice. Total Resumes develop career marketing CVs for Executives, Professionals and Aspiring Leaders. You will be presented with an eye catching, cutting edge and modern CV to assist with your career endeavours.

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Author Carolyn Whitfield

6X TORI-Winning, Multi-Certified Resume Master & Coach ★ 12+ Yrs Expertise ★ 98% Client Interview-Winning Success Rate. As an executive resume expert who has carved a strong reputation in the resume industry, I’ve helped thousands of rising stars and executives worldwide ascend to the next step on the career ladder.

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