There are few differences in a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Resume. A CV is a longer document often spread over two or more pages and is a detailed document covering education as well as any other accomplishments like publications, awards, honors etc. A CV is generally a static document, listing the whole career of the individual in chronological order. A resume, on the other hand, is a concise document, generally limited to one-page length in the form of a targeted list of skills and achievements. It is highly flexible and has no particular format rule. In the US and Canada, a resume is used whereas in the Europe, CV format is more popular.
Apart from the contents, presentation of CV or resume is perhaps more important. There should not be any spelling or grammar glitches. decoration with floral borders and it should not be too long to read. It may be noted that in most of the cases, too many applications are received and the recruiters hardly have a few seconds to devote in going through each document. Contrary to the popular belief, nobody reads the resume very seriously perhaps except the candidate himself/herself.
In my opinion, the applicant should visualize from the recruiter's point of view and highlight in the resume such information which is of some use to the recruiters. Thus the resume should be custom made with due diligence documenting the actual achievements of the candidate, which is relevant from the point of view of the recruiter.
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