Full Form of CV

Full Form of CV: Work and employment play a significant role in any person’s life. It is mandatory for individuals working in private sectors to have a CV, and many might have created one. Despite being so familiar with this term, you are not aware of its full form.

The full form of the abbreviation CV is Curriculum Vitae.

This tutorial will briefly cover the meaning, few points to remember when you write a CV, ways to write a CV, difference between CV and resume and other detailed information related to CV or Curriculum Vitae.

What is a CV?

“CV or Curriculum Vitae is a detailed document giving the general overview of a candidate's professional and academic credentials along with other experiences. CVs typically incorporate the complete profile including contact number, address, work experience, scholarships or grants, hobbies, educational qualifications, certificates, achievements and awards, soft & computer skills, known languages, publications, marital status and coursework, research projects, etc.

CV is a summary of the expertise and other career credentials posed by an individual. The concept of a curriculum vitae is similar to an American resume. For years, CV is typically the first document mandated by an employer to hire any job applicants in the first screen round. Ideally, the CV includes 2 or 3 A4 size pages.

Ideally, there is no need to include your photo, salary records, reasons for quitting the earlier job in your CV. These details are presented individually as per the employer's request. But in some parts of Asia, a CV must include the candidate's photo, date of birth, and the salary information of their previous job.

Few points to remember when you write a CV

  1. There is no need to include your photo, salary records, and reasons for quitting the earlier job in your CV. These details are presented individually as per the employer's request.
  2. In some commonwealth nations such as Ireland & UK CV doesn’t contain more than 2 pages.
  3. It includes just a description of the job seeker's employment history, educational background & any personal details.

Difference between CV and Resume

CriteriaCVResume
LayoutCV contains detailed information regarding a candidate's professional and academic credentials along with other experiences such as research experiences, awards, honors etc.

The resume summarizes the professional experiences of a candidate concerning the particular job they are applying.
LengthThe CV's length may vary, but it is usually detailed and ends up in 2-3 A4 pages as it includes your entire career, along with the educational and academic qualifications.The resume’s length is shorter than CV as it mainly focuses on the best suit of candidate.
VariationThe CV of a candidate remains constant and doesn’t alter for different positions.  The resume of a candidate is not static and can alter and modified as per the job positions.
PurposeIt is needed for the educational profile jobs like faculty recruitment, internship, fellowship etc.  It is needed for the business industry, governmental and non-profit recruitment.

How to write a CV

The CV much enclose the below given information:

  1. Contact information:  name, Address (including city, state and pin code) ,Phone number, Email address

Example: Reema Panda
Kashia Nagar 2st Block 2st Cross, Ramamurthy Villa, Bangalore-121002
442-4008-2121
[email protected]

  • Academic history: Next, you have to mention marks and passed out year of Doctoral programmer, Master’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, 10th/12th grade

Example: MBA in Marketing, 2020
Chandigarh University, Punjab

  • Professional experience: In this you are supposed to include the name of the company or institution, Job title/position, details about jobs duties, Date of joining, experience, awards, and achievements

Example: Chandigarh University
Professor, Faculty of Science| 2010–2018
Taught various undergraduate and graduate programs in science.

Cultivated student commitment to enduring training and excellence in the science field. Worked as a student advisor to science students.

  • Qualifications and skills: You have to mention hard skills, soft skills, accreditations, and certifications in education and skills.

Example: Team leadership, hard worker, quick learner
Seminar instruction
Fluent in English, Bengali and Hindi
Certification in Bioscience

  • Awards and honors: It includes various award name (attained by the candidate), Year awarded, company that provided award, Award details.

Example: The Prize for Chemistry project, 2009
The Science journal Review
Awarded for best journal with great presentation skills in BNI one to one.

  • Publications: Here, the candidate must mention publication citation (including authors name, date of publishing, summary, size, number of page), Presentation details (including heading, date and location of presentation)

Example: Pandey, J., SAM, D., Patel, A., LIO, L., (2011) “Study of raspberry product component theobromine and danger to canines.” Journal of Veterinary Medicine and treatment. 292: 12334-9889.

  • Professional associations: In this mention the name of the company, location or chapter, Years of present association.
  • Personal information (Optional): Mention your personal details
  • Hobbies and interests (Optional): Mention your hobbies



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