Curriculum Vitae vs. Resume
When to use which
When to use which
As a job applicant, especially as a new one, it is important to know the difference(s) between a curriculum vitae vs. resume and when to use one. Preparing and submitting the correct document is crucial to the success of a job application. The job application document represents an important first step in starting a successful and fulfilling career.
A curriculum vitae is a document that is used by an individual when applying for a job, containing information that is pertinent to the person’s qualifications for the job at hand, such as his educational background, professional experience, and academic accomplishments. It usually consists of about two to three pages but includes a shorter and more condensed form called a curriculum vitae summary. It is also more often used by individuals with published works and research.
A resume, on the other hand, is a document created for the same purpose but contains fewer pages, and the information included is not as detailed as its counterpart. Therefore, it is also not as long as the curriculum vitae, but still includes the individual’s work history, educational background, skills, career objectives, and other personal information.
Admittedly, even after knowing the differences and similarities between the two documents, deciding which one to use for what still seems to be difficult. So here are some points to remember:
A successful application starts with a good curriculum vitae or a resume, which also basically starts with following the helpful tips in writing them.
Whether it is one’s first time to write a resume or not, the benefits of using a template cannot be undermined. It serves as a guide to organizing the details and information in the document, making it sight-friendly to the employer or recruiter.
It would be a total waste of time to write information on the resume or CV that is not congruent to the position desired. So, applicants should stick to writing only those that are significant to the job, such as teaching certificates obtained locally and internationally if applying for a teaching job.
In order for the document to be the best representation of one’s skills and experiences, it must be reviewed and revised multiple times.
Documents such as the curriculum vitae and resume either make or break a job application. It is the first step to selling oneself and should, therefore, be created with a lot of thoughts and effort.
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