As stated, the three major differences between CVs and resumes are the length, the purpose and the layout. A resume is a brief summary of your skills and experience over one or two pages, a CV is more detailed and can stretch well beyond two pages. The will be tailored to each position whereas the CV will stay put and any changes will be in the cover letter.
Hey, there won't be much difference between CV and resume if you're a Ph.D.
Resume is more like a description of your experience and highlight of your skills and specialties. It's often used in industrial job application. It could be very detailed about the projects you have worked on, but usually limit in length - 1~2 pages.
CV is a chronicle arrangement of your professional experience. It could be as long as you want. Usually it is used in academic settings. But scientists in industries also use CV.
What’s the difference between a CV and Resume?
May I ask, what is difference between CV and Resume? I’m fresh graduate that seeking for a job and I’d applied a few company, some of company want me to send my updated CV.