Thursday, April 11, 2013

Difference between Resume, C.V. and Bio Data

Resume is a French word meaning "Summary".
A Resume is ideally  a summary of one's education, skills and employment when applying for a new job.
It thus, is usually 1 or at max 2 pages long.

Curriculum vitae is a Latin word meaning "course of life".
It is more detailed than a resume, generally 2 to 3 pages, or even longer as per the requirement. it indicates candidate's professional experience.

Bio Data is the short form for Biographical. In a bio data, the focus  is on personal particulars like date of birth, gender, religion, race, nationality, residence, marital status and the like.

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