Is there a difference between a CV and a Resume?

Yes, there is! A curriculum vitae, often shortened to CV, is a detailed professional document highlighting a person’s experience and accomplishments. This document shares an overview of your career history, education, relevant awards and honors, scholarships, grants, research, projects and publications.


A resume is a short, concise document used for job applications. The purpose of a resume is to provide recruiters with a brief overview of the candidate’s work history. A good resume should be targeted at a specific job and one to two pages long.

In summary the main difference between a CV and a resume lies in the length, layout, and purpose of these documents. CVs have no length limit; resumes are typically one to two pages long.