A resume is a formal document that a job applicant creates to itemize their qualifications for a position. A resume is usually accompanied by a customized cover letter in which the applicant expresses an interest in a specific job or company and draws attention to the most relevant specifics on the resume.

A CV stands for curriculum vitae, is a document used when applying for jobs. It allows you to summarise your education, skills and experience enabling. A CV is a longer academic diary that includes all your experience, certificates, and publications.

Emphasize skillsEmphasizes academic accomplishments
Used when applying for a position in industry, non-profit, and public sectorUsed when applying for a position in industry, non-profit, and public sector
Is no longer than 2 pages, with an additional page for publications and/or poster presentations if highly relevant to the jobLength depends upon experience and includes a complete list of publications, posters, and presentations
After 1 year of industry experience, lead with work experience and place education section at the or near the end, depending upon qualificationsAlways begins with education and can include name of advisor and dissertation title or summary (see examples). Also used for merit/tenure review and sabbatical leave
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