The difference between “Resume, Curriculum vita (C.V) , Biography”
Resume: Resume Curriculum vita
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. A resume does not list out all details of a profile, but only some specific skills customized to the target job profile. It thus, is usually 1 or at the max 2 pages
Curriculum Vitae ( C.V ):
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. A C.V. lists out every skill, all the jobs and positions held, degrees, professional affiliations the applicant has acquired, and in chronological order. A C.V. is used to highlight the general talent of the candidate rather than specific skills for a specific position
Promotional summary in an essay format of your most important highlights used for consulting, presenting or job searching.
It is an overview of you without specific dates or detailed duties. Written in the third person, it is a compelling story of your most compelling achievements
Where to use what?
For most positions, you will know exactly what kind of application to use, because the job announcement will state what materials are needed – resume, CV, bio. If there is any confusion, choose whatever the industry standard is (CV for technical fields, resume for everything else) or choose which of your documents is the strongest. Resume Curriculum vita