A curriculum vitae (CV) provides an summary of a person’s life and professional qualifications. It differs from a resume in that it is often used for academic or medical careers and is far more comprehensive and thorough. A CV further details a professionals education to a greater degree than a standard professional resume. Often times a resume is custom-made according to the job or position applied for. It is job and industry specific. One of the key characteristics of a professional resume versus a CV is brevity.
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