Often times, when you’re applying for any position, there will always be a choice to upload either your resume or your CV. But what exactly is a CV and how is it different from a resume?
Simply put, a CV is a full record of your career history whereas a resume is a brief and specific list of skills and achievements.
Read on as we answer some of the FAQ’s regarding a CV.
Q: Can I use a Resume instead of a CV?
A: Even though these two are very similar, it would be best no to use them interchangeably. A point of consideration is the type of job you are applying for. However, if you are just out of college and applying for an entry level job, it would be best to use a Resume.
Q: What does CV stand for?
A: CV stands for Curriculum Vitae.
Q: What does it indicate when an employer asks for a CV?
A: This is a hint that the employer expects a good amount of professional experience and achievements including education, personal research, presentations or any publications such as papers or books.
Q: How many pages should a CV be?
A: It’s normally agreed to not exceed two pages. However, there is no set limit, but I’ll give some examples. A one page CV is normal for a graduate or someone with a limited career history. A two to three page CV on the other hand is about AVERAGE length.