We don’t have resumes here in the UK, just CVs. Whether you’re applying for a job as part time bar stuff, retail manager or academic, you pull together an appropriate CV, which should only stretch to 2 sides of A4 maximum. Which explains why, when we were thinking about a warm up activity for #DigiWriMo we ended up calling it an “AltCV“.
But apparently some people do make a distinction, and write about a resume being short and snappy while a CV is “a fairly detailed overview of your life’s accomplishments“.
It’s funny how a common language can lead to such confusion sometimes – we think we are talking about the same thing, but we are not really. AltCV seemed snappier than AltResume, that’s all.