You have probably been asking yourself thousands of times, what is it finally- CV or Resume ? And what is the difference?
The primary differences between a resume and a curriculum vitae (CV) are the length, what is included and what each is used for. A Resume is a one or two page summary of your skills, experience and education. While a resume is brief and concise - no more than a page or two, a Curriculum Vitae is a longer (at least two page) and more detailed synopsis.
A Curriculum Vitae includes a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details. Curriculum vitae is used primarily when applying for academic, education, scientific or research positions, fellowships or grants.
A Resume is a concise document typically not longer than one page as the intended the reader will not dwell on your document for very long. The goal of a resume is to make an individual stand out from the competition. it highlights job seeker's backgrounds and skills. Resume can be used for a variety of reasons, but most often they are used to secure new employment. A typical resume contains a summary of relevant job experience and education. The resume is usually one of the first items, along with a cover letter and sometimes an application for employment, which a potential employer sees regarding the job seeker and is typically used to screen applicants. The job seeker should adapt the resume to every position they apply for. It is in the applicant’s interest to change the resume from one job application to another and to tailor it to the needs of the specific post.
When sending your resume via e-mail, do not forget to give the files meaningful names, for example "Resume-Lilit-Saribekyan" or "Lilit-Saribekyan-Web-Designer" when you apply for a specific position.