What Is a CV? Resume Writing CV Writing Is Different!
If you live in England then you will most likely use the word “CV” to refer to the document you use for applying for a job. If you live in America, then there is a strong chance that you–and your future hiring manager–will use the word “resume.” But did you know that in Australia they use both? So what is a CV/Resume? Of course, there are a couple of differences and that is why we have created this article for you, so you can learn everything you need to know and in half the time it would normally take you.
CV, or Curriculum Vitae
A CV is a document that is spread out over a couple of pages and functions like a career biography. It covers your education, your accomplishments and anything else as well. A CV is normally organized chronologically and it is designed to give the employer a full picture about who you are and what you do. Usually, the CV is used by those in academic roles.
A resume is a document that details your professional career history with deep investigation into your accomplishments and why they were valuable. It is used for most professions, from biotech to health care to truck driving, from individual contributor roles through management and executive positions. Your resume will have, at a minimum, the following elements:
- Header, with your name and contact information.
- A brief statement about your career brand.
- Descriptions of each role you have held.
- What you did in each of those roles.
- Your education and certifications.
Of course, there are some exceptions when it comes to your targeted role and future employer; sometimes your future hiring manager may ask you more questions about what they need from you.
If you want to find out more then contact Everyday Resumes today. We can help you with all aspects of your resume, cover letter, and job search.