resume-cvThe simple differences from a CV and Resume are clear.

A resume is a brief summary of your skills and experience, a CV is more detailed and might go on for several pages.

When should I use a CV or Resume?
Although CVs and resumes share many similar features, there are appropriate times to use one over another.

As a general rule if you can use a resume then do not use a CV. Particularly when pursuing a lower-level position.

A CV is a document that usually is used when pursuing jobs in academia, scientific research, and medical fields, that are credential-based. They detail a potential lengthy demonstration of one’s entire academic history.

What should a CV include?

Every CV should include the following sections: Contact Information, CV Profile, Work Experience, Education, Skills. Good additional sections to put on a CV are: Certifications, Associations, Languages, Extra Training and Courses, Conferences, Publications, or Awards.

What should a resume include?

A resume should include the following and usually in this order: Contact details, Opening statement, List of key skills,List of technical/software skills, Personal attributes/career overview, Educational qualifications, Employment history/volunteering/work placements, References/referees, Determine the appropriate length,

What should not be included in a resume?

Do not include your age, date of birth, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, and the names and ages of your spouse and children.