What is the difference between a CV and a resume?
The primary differences between a CV and a resume are the length. Entry level resumes are usually limited to a page. CVs, however, often run to three or more pages. A more subtle but equally important distinction is that whereas the goal of a resume is to construct a professional identity, the goal of a CV is quite specifically to construct a scholarly identity. In the United States, a CV is used primarily when applying for academic, education, scientific, or research positions. In Europe, the Middle East, Africa, or Asia, employers may expect to receive a CV.
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
In the GT Writing Module you may be asked to write a letter of application for a job. You will need to use a range of vocabulary, some quite specialised, in your letter.
Complete the letter by filling the gaps with a word from the box below.
Write at least 150 words.
I am writing to apply for the post of Software Development Manager advertised on February 9th on the University of Kent vacancy database. I have worked for the past ten years as a senior developer in a telecommunication company in the IT department. I think now is the right time to apply for a better position as I believe I have gained relevant experience and skills.
As you can see from my enclosed CV, I am a qualified engineer and believe I have excellent technical and management skills. My current salary is $55,000 a year.
I realize that the closing date for applications was last Saturday, but I hope you will still consider my application. I will be available for interview at any time, apart from the 12 – 24 March when I have arranged a holiday in Italy.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.