CV stands for Curriculum Vitae

A curriculum vitae is a written description of your work experience, educational background and skills. It is more detailed than a résumé. A curriculum vitae is also used by someone seeking an academic job for example in a college or university.

A resume (résumé) is a shorter version of a CV

The contents can be restricted even further by the employer, who only wants certain information.

It is common for job advertisements to ask for a CV when all that is required is a Resume. Unless it is an academic or very high-level position you should only give your resume regardless of what is asked for.

Better still, send in a Targeted Resume.

What Is a Targeted Résumé?

A Targeted Resume is focused on your target job and only the information that is directly relevant to your target (the job you want.) Targeted Resumes can be quite small – two to four pages – which is all you need to give the employer the required information.

Chapters 14 and 15 of Write a Winning Job application 5th Edition gives you all the information you require and a CV example, that can be used as a CV template – or a targeted resume example.

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