12. November 2012 10:16
The quick answer is: If you don’t already know what a CV is, you probably don’t need to make one.
CV, which stands for curriculum vitae (Latin for “course of life”) is commonly only used for people applying to academic, research and scientific positions. Because these are occupations where more accomplishments equate to more notable skill, this sort of document is longer.
The CV will have all of the information a typical resume contains, with an added emphasis on educational pedigree, teaching and research experience, published works, presentations, awards and recognitions and organizational affiliations. With so much content, a CV should be a least two pages long.
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Conversely, a resume should succinctly sum up your skills, background and experience in a single page. This is particularly true for a recent graduate. Only professionals that have been around for years would have enough important information to fill a two-page resume. If you find that you run over this limit, you may need to check your resume for outdated and irrelevant information.
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Generally employers will accept either of these formats. As long as you select one that best suits your talents, you should not run in to too much trouble. However, always be sure to know the tone/attitude of the company you are applying to, as this will help you tailor your CV or resume to show them you are the best candidate for the position.