3 Differences between a resume and a CV
In this part of the world, a lot of people do not know the difference between a resume and a Curriculum Vitae so they use both interchangeably which i wrong. While both should be tailored to suit the position for which the applicant is applying for, they use and format for both a different.
- LENGTH: While the resume is a summary of your information, experience and achievements, the C.V is a detailed information about the applicant, educational background, research or thesis topics, grants won e.tc.. Based on the above, it is expected that while a resume is at most two pages for most professionals, the C.V is most times longer especially for academics. This is so because the resume is an elevator pitch letter while the resume is like a loan application that must be scrutinised very well.
- WHERE THEY ARE REQUIRED: A resume is used to applied for a regular job in government, private companies and any other corporate organization while a resume is used to apply for an academic programme, sponsorship and grants, application for academic chair etc. so it needs to be deeply looked at critically.
3. CONTENT: The C.V must have the following headings:
i. Highest educational qualification.
ii Grade point.
iii Thesis published and year.
iv Research and teaching experience
V.Professional associations and licences
On the other hand, the resume has the following Headings:
i. Professional working experience.
ii. Job roles.
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