Resumes or CV

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I am doing my first one, and i am looking for a template on the internet.
Is there a difference between either Resumes or CV?

What is the most preferred?
  • Fedman3

    Senior Member
    Spanish - Mexico
    Although both terms might be interchangeable, there are differences.

    A Resume (the preferred term in the U.S.), is usually a one-page CV.
    A Curriculum Vitae (uncommon term in the U.S., but the standard term elsewhere) could be single-paged, or longer.

    In Mexico, for example, CVs tend to be very long, and the longer the better to boast about one's accomplishments. In the U.S., the effect is the exact opposite.

    Hope this helps.


    Senior Member
    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    In my humble opinion, it's best to ask the person to whom you're sending your CV what format s/he prefers. That way, you can't go wrong and it may put you a step or two ahead of your competitors.
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