Tuesday, 23 August 2016

The Difference among the major artillery of winning a Job!





Hi there, a few days earlier I’ve posted my blog as General Interview Question, & since then one point is itching in my brain out, that what is the difference between the major artillery i.e. CV, Bio-data or Resume. People use this three which are basically the same, but small differences among them. So here I intricate the differences. & yes, this post, I should dedicate to my one & only sister.
This is a long lasting confusion, and I am sure even after reading this article, doubts will remain, but I have tried to clear the confusion as much as possible. Hope we leave this page with a "Finally I know".
RESUME
Resume is a French word meaning "summary". A resume is ideally a summary of one's education, skills and employment when applying for a new job. A resume does not list out all details of a profile, but only some specific skills customized to the target job profile. It thus, is usually 1 or at the max 2 pages long. A resume is usually written in the third person to give it an objective and formal tone.
Structure: A good resume would start with a Brief Profile of the candidate, Summary of Qualifications, followed by Industry Expertise and then Professional Experience in reverse chronological order. Focus is on the most recent experiences (with responsibilities and accomplishments), and previous experiences are only presented as a summary. This would be followed by Education details and/or Professional Affiliations and/or Voluntary Initiatives.

C.V. - CURRICULUM VITAE
Curriculum Vitae is a Latin word meaning "course of life". It is more detailed than a resume, generally 2 to 3 pages, or even longer as per the requirement. A C.V. lists out every skill, all the jobs and positions held, degrees, professional affiliations the applicant has acquired, and in chronological order. A C.V. is used to highlight the general talent of the candidate rather than specific skills for a specific position.

BIO-DATA
Bio Data is the short form for Biographical Data and is an archaic terminology for Resume or C.V. In a bio data, the focus is on personal particulars like date of birth, gender, religion, race, nationality, residence, marital status, and the like. A chronological listing of education and experience comes after that. The things normally founding a resume, that is specific skills for the job in question comes last, and are seldom included. Bio-data also includes applications made in specified formats as required by the company. A resume is ideally suited when applying for middle and senior level positions, where experience and specific skills rather than education is important. A C.V., on the other hand is the preferred option for fresh graduates, people looking for a career change, and those applying for academic positions. The term bio-data is mostly used in India while applying to government jobs, or when applying for research grants and other situations where one has to submit descriptive essays. Resumes present a summary of highlights and allow the prospective employer to scan through the document visually or electronically, to see if your skills match their available positions. A good resume can do that very effectively, while a C.V. cannot. A bio-data could still perform this role, especially if the format happens to be the one recommended by the employer. Personal information such as age, sex, religion and others, and hobbies are never mentioned in a resume. Many people include such particulars in the C.V. However, this is neither required nor considered in the US market. A Bio-data, on the other hand always include such personal particulars.  
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To summarize
- A resume would be ideally suited when experience people apply for specific positions where certain specific skills are more important than education.
- A C.V., on the other hand should be the preferred option for fresh graduates or people looking for a career change. It could also be used by people applying for academic positions.
- The term Bio-data is mostly used in India when people apply for government jobs, or for research grants where one has to submit descriptive essays. Bio-datas are not common in the international markets where personal information like age, gender, religion are not required to be submitted by candidates.
Cheers Fellas!!!