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Applying for international roles can be confusing. Do you submit a CV or a resume? What is the difference. I have created the following guide to help you understand the differences and when to apply using a CV or a resume.
A CV (curriculum vitae) is a longer and more detailed document that is typically used when applying for academic or research-related positions. It includes a comprehensive listing of an individual’s educational and professional history, publications, and other achievements. A resume, on the other hand, is a shorter document that summarizes a person’s work experience and qualifications for a specific job or industry. It is typically used when applying for non-academic or non-research-related positions.
A CV typically includes the following information:
Resumes are usually one or two pages long, while CVs can be much longer, especially for those with extensive experience or education. It is also worth noting that CV format can vary depending on the field and the country, while Resume format is more standard.
A resume, on the other hand, typically includes the following information:
A resume in the U.S. is a targeted marketing document that is customized to a particular job, company, or industry. Employers want to see achievement-based statements and how you’ll benefit their team.
Companies in South Africa need to be able to verify a job candidate’s BEE/affirmative action status. Therefore, it is required that you provide your ID number and ethnicity.
Inject as much personality as you can into your CV. Companies in these two countries like to see achievement-based statements and power verbs just like the U.S., while also getting a feel for whether the new hire will fit into their company culture.
It is customary to include a photo on your CV in these countries, with Germany being quite strict. They specify that it must be a passport-style photo. Also, be sure to list out all the languages you speak.
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