Friday, January 6, 2012

CV vs Resume

In order to satisfy the writing requirement for Departmental of Biological Sciences, I need to have all those in list: 

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. Laboratory Research Notebook
  4.  Laboratory Report
Certain company might ask for CV instead of resume. In Europe, the Middle East, Africa, or Asia, employers may expect to receive a curriculum vitae. In the United States, a curriculum vitae is used primarily when applying for academic, education, scientific or research positions. It is also applicable when applying for fellowships or grants.

So, What is CV??

CV stand for Curriculum Vitae, an overview of a person's experience and other qualifications.  
 Differences between a resume and a curriculum vitae (CV):
  • the length
  • what is included 
  • what each is used for. 
A resume : two page summary of your skills, experience and education ( brief and concise ) no more than a page or two.
Curriculum Vitae : longer (at least two page) and more detailed synopsis. It includes a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details.

Need help to do your resume and CV? here's some links that i found very helpful. May this help you as well.
p/s: So I would suggest for graduating student, we should prepare both resume and cv for future use. Best of luck.

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