What is a CURRICULUM VITAE ?
Curriculum Vitae, shortly and more popularly known as CV, is a candidate’s summary of educational qualification, work experience, skills and interests. It is usually at least two to three pages and presents a detailed overview of the candidate. It will also include degrees, research, awards, publications, presentations, and other achievements.
What is the difference between a resume and a CURRICULUM VITAE(CV) ?
Though these two terms and very often used interchangeably yet there are some innate differences between the two. A resume usually presents a brief summary of your education, degrees, qualifications, work history, credentials, interests, skills and hobbies. A resume looks more attractive and credible if it carries an objective and a career goal. It looks complete with a summary of strengths and accomplishments at the end. On the other hand, a curriculum vitae would be covering your education, degrees and all other related credentials, including your areas of interests and hobbies but it is usually more detailed and elaborate than a resume. It will also include the various areas where one has worked.
How should your CURRICULUM VITAE look ?
The Curriculum Vitae is the most important element of your interview. You should spend considerable time and effort in preparing a suitable curriculum vitae that is up-to-date, clear, concise and complete with all personal details, educational qualification, work experience (if any), skill set, personal interests and hobbies.