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CV vs. Resume: Is There a Difference?

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here.

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Many in the world of academia, especially those new to the field, often wonder if the terms CV (Curriculum Vitae) and resume be used interchangeably. If an institution requests a resume for an open job position, do they really mean a CV? Both CVs and resumes are generally used for the same reason – seeking employment.

So is there a difference between a CV and a resume? In the United States, resumes are normally used when applying for a job opening that is not an academic position, whereas a CV is used for positions in academics. Regarding the structure of these documents, the major differences are the purpose, the length, and the layout.

Following is specific information stating the differences between a CV and a resume, including how they should be used, the content, and structure of these documents.

 

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here.