What are the Differences Between a Resume and a Curriculum Vitae (CV)?

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A resume and curriculum vitae may seem similar on the surface, but the differences are significant.  I have many clients who use the terms interchangeably, believing they are the same. Both a resume and curriculum vitae (which will be referred to as CV for the remainder of this post) can be used during the job application process. While a resume is more commonly used in the United States, a CV is accepted worldwide when applying for a job. However, a CV is used in the United States if you are applying for an academic position. So what are the differences between a resume and a CV?

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