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I have recently started applying for research jobs. A lot of the applications for larger companies will start with attaching your resume. However, I am wondering if it may be better to attach my CV rather than resume for a research position. The CV may have more relevant information to the job, but I would not want to disqualify myself by attaching a CV when they ask specifically for a resume. I would greatly appreciate any thoughts or input on this for a young job seeker, thanks!

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    "Resume" and "CV" are just names (and have different connotations in different cultures). There isn't a hard and fast difference between them. In the document you send include whatever you need to convince them that you are the right person for the job - and don't include anything else. Feb 10, 2021 at 19:45
  • Are these research jobs in academia or research jobs in industry?
    – shoover
    Feb 11, 2021 at 0:04
  • Industry primarily.
    – User
    Feb 11, 2021 at 2:49

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I would greatly appreciate any thoughts or input on this for a young job seeker, thanks!

It's really difficult and "nerve-racking" submitting applications!

I would not want to disqualify myself by attaching a CV when they ask specifically for a resume

The good news is YOU WILL NOT DISQUALIFY YOURSELF.

You're OK.

  1. It is really hard to know whether to send a longer or shorter document, but,

  2. You WILL NOT "disqualify" yourself - there is NO chance someone will look at it and say "Oh, this idiot sent an X when we asked for Y! My God! She's out!" :-)

You have nothing to worry about specifically on that front. Choose what you feel is best based on the job ad. Good luck!

I have to constantly submit proposals to prospects, and every single time I have more trepidation than you, and I'm probably older then your granddad! Follow what you feel is best.

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