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    CV or Resume

    maybe a stupid question, but what exactly is the difference between a CV and a resume?

    thanks,
    Ester

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    Re: CV or Resume

    This is taken from CV-Resume: definition
    Resume: emphasizes information on the experience, abilities and studies relevant for the objectives that must be fulfilled in a certain position for which you are applying, or in which selection process you are taking part.

    CV: is a compilation of all the academic data and experience of a person throughout their life (as vitae indicates the Latin term life), unrelated to the position you are applying for or in which selection process you are taking part. The structure usually is personal data, academic, experience, languages, computer science and other data, all in chronological order.

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    Re: CV or Resume

    thanks

    so if I'm not mistaken a CV is what you usually send in with an open letter to a company without really knowing if they have any free positions, while a resume is what you send in when you are applying for a specific position/job?

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    Re: CV or Resume

    It depends on the country, and the company, actually.

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