C.V. or resume
Curricular vitae is a latin word used for “course of life”. In contrast resume is French word used for “summary”. Both CV and resume are tailored for the specific job you are applying to provided specific information required for that particular job. Basically, It is an abbreviation of curricular vitae if a job advertisement ask for a CV that’s a hint that the employer expects a great deal of life experience and accomplishment including education, original research, presentation you have given and papers or books you have published.
Difference between CV and resume
In normal conditions CV and resume are used interchangeably but following are the differences between the two terms:
|A||Emphasizes academic accomplishment and credentials||Emphasizes skills and talent|
|B||Used when applying for a position in academic fellowship or scholarship programme||Used when applying for a position in industry, non profit organizations and public sector units.|
|C||Length depends upon experience and includes a complete list of publication, posters, presentation made by a candidate||Is no longer then two pages with an additional page for skills and qualifications or a particular task handled for the particular job or a position|
|D||Always begins with education and can include name of advisors mentors, and dissertation title or summary. Also used for merit/tenure, review or sabbatical leave.||After one year of industry experience lead with work experience and place, education, section of work handled depending upon the qualifications.|
Importance and purpose of CV
Importance of a complete CV aims to impress recruiters and it is sent as an application to jobs or speculative approach to prospective employers. They are important because they are you first and may be the only direct communication with the potential employer. Hence, presentation is the key.
On the other hand purpose of a CV is to provide details of all your academic credentials and professional accomplishment which is use specially for seeking academic or a faculty job as well as for applying for a post doctoral research opportunities, grant of fellowships.
Elements of a CV
Following are the key elements of a CV:
- Personal details
- Educational credentials and certificates
- Personal statements
- Academic achievements
- Employment history
- Your interests and hobbies
- Any other information which is require to mention
- Sample CV.