Re: cv,autobgr,resume (RE: One-page resumes)

Subject: Re: cv,autobgr,resume (RE: One-page resumes)
From: John F Renish <John_F_Renish -at- NOTES -dot- SEAGATE -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 12:49:13 -0600

In response to Valters Feists, Colin O'Neill quoted the following from the
Shorter Oxford English Dictionary"

>>3. RESUME???
>.... "A curriculum vitae. (North American)"

and Wayne Douglass wrote:

>In the US one hardly ever hears "cv" rather than resume in a business
>context. The curriculum vitae, often called simply "vita," is the term in
>academic circles. A resume by any other name...

Both are misleading. What a European understands by a cv is a longish document
that contains information inappropriate in a North American resume. For
example, the typical British cv includes one's marital status, children, and
religion, questions an employer cannot even ask, legally, in the U.S. Also, a
European cv typically includes superfluities (to North Americans) like
pre-college education and job history more than ten years old. Some resumes are
functional, rather than chronological, but a cv is always chronological. A
resume is typically one or two pages; a European cv is typically at least three
pages. In North American academic and professional (medicine, law) circles, a
cv includes published work but excludes personal and family information.

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