Curriculum Vitae vs Resume

What is the difference between a curriculum vitae vs a resume?

The terms curriculum vitae and resume are often used interchangeably and used incorrectly. These are 2 different documents. A curriculum vitae is used by people in the academic, scientific research, or medical fields; whereas, a resume is a marketing document that is used by all fields. A company can request a resume as oppose to a curriculum vitae for a research position. If you are unsure, then you should ask the recruiter to specify which type of document they want. If you are not in the research, academia, or medical fields, then you will likely use a resume.


What is a curriculum vitae?

A curriculum vitae is a full history of your academic achievements, work experience, and skills.

·        Full list

·        Unlimited pages

·        Academic, scientific research, or medical fields


What is a resume?

A resume is a personal marketing document that lists only relevant work experience and skills that is tailored to the specific job posting.

·        Select list

·        1-3 pages

·        All fields

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