whats the difference between CV, RESUME and BIODATA

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Arvind Singh Pundir
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whats the difference between CV, RESUME and BIODATA

can anyone explain whats the differnce between
 CV, RESUME and BIODATA

cfish
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The primary differences

The primary differences between a resume and a curriculum vitae (CV) are the length, what is included and what each is used for.  A resume is a one or two page summary of your skills, experience and education. While a resume is brief and concise - no more than a page or two, a Curriculum Vitae is a longer (at least two page) and more detailed synopsis.
A Curriculum Vitae includes a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details. In Europe, the Middle East, Africa, or Asia, employers may expect to receive a curriculum vitae.
A curriculum vitae is used primarily when applying for academic, education, scientific or research positions. It is also applicable when applying for fellowships or grants.

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I have never heard of using

I have never heard of using Biodata.  From what I understand it is basically a resume plus physical attributes, such has height, weight, hair/skin/eye color, and a photo.

Jason King
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Could that be "biography"?

Could that be "biography"? When invited scientists give lectures, the announcement for the lecture will often include a brief speaker biography (in which labs they have worked, on which topics and possibly which prizes they have won)

Ivan Delgado
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My guess is that biodata

My guess is that biodata refers to the "biosketch" you typically have to put together when submitting a grant to agencies like the NIH. Here is an example:
http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/biosketchsample.pdf
It is basically some of the same information you will find in your CV or Resume but in a specified format.

marcus muench
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 I'll add my guess that

 I'll add my guess that Biodata = biography data (list of peer-reviewed paper, review articles, books, chapters and abstracts).  I can't ever remember seeing that term, however, so I may be wrong.  
I've seen some Asian applicants include data such a sex, health status, marital status on their CV, which I guess might be called biological data as suggested above. However, here in the US we would not specifically request such information on a CV or resume.

Omai
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Here is the wiki answer for

Here is the wiki answer for biodata:
 
"In the South Asian community (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh), a biodata is essentially a resumé. The purpose is similar to that of a résumé, to eliminate some candidates from the pool of prospective suitors before meeting others. The biodata generally contains the same type of information as a résumé (i.e. objective, work history, salary information, educational background), but may also include physical attributes, such has height, weight, hair/skin/eye color, and a photo."
Just like cfish said.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biodata
 
Omai

Arvind Singh Pundir
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Omai wrote:

Omai wrote:

Here is the wiki answer for biodata:
 
"In the South Asian community (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh), a biodata is essentially a resumé. The purpose is similar to that of a résumé, to eliminate some candidates from the pool of prospective suitors before meeting others. The biodata generally contains the same type of information as a résumé (i.e. objective, work history, salary information, educational background), but may also include physical attributes, such has height, weight, hair/skin/eye color, and a photo."
Just like cfish said.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biodata
 
Omai

Hi Omai
yes you are right in India lot of people use the word BIODATA for their inplace of CV or RESUME at times people doesnt matter using any of the above terms here in INDIA
thanks to all for this healthy discussion

Jen_Floyd
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 Another important

 Another important distinction on the difference between the CV and resume is the way you present the information in a resume.  In a CV you are not limited by length so you might have more details on each project you worked on.  It reads like a list.  In a resume you have to be more creative with how you write it to emphasize specific accomplishments.  I OPTIMIZED this assay and made it 50% more efficient.  I LED a team of six researchers to DISCOVER this new thing.  The person reading it might not make it all the way to your publications so you want to impress them with what you've done.  I often put the goal of each project that I've worked on in the part where I say where I worked and then detail how I accomplished that goal.  For example:

Genomics Institute, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007-present
Project:  Find new modulators of Signaling using new mapping algorithm

  • Optimized standard assays to measure response from large panel of cell lines
  • Analyzed data using new mapping algorithm to find regions of genetic association
  • Prioritized 37 phenotype outputs based on statistical significance and experimental feasibility
  • Aggressively pursued prioritized genetic regions to find new TLR modulators 
  • Presented results to diverse groups within and outside the institute
     
ksb.79
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pundir wrote:

pundir wrote:

can anyone explain whats the differnce between
 CV, RESUME and BIODATA

 
hi pundir 
freseher candidates mentioned their details in a proper format and they called CV
as a experience holding person writing their experience with edcuational qualification in a properway called resume
biodata means, mentioning their educational qualification as well as personal details like merital status, height weight, nos fo sister, nos of brother, uncle's backround, father's background, etc.