Curriculum vitae

Published on September 30, 2021

CV, the abbreviation of Latin Curriculum vitae is paperwork or document we need to apply for any particular post or position, or company.


The 1400s

The curriculum was born in 1482 or was first written by Leonardo Da Vinci in Italy. This was the first acknowledged CV ever written. Vinci’s first outlined skills include rock flinging, creating lightweight bridges, and -in times of peace-sculpture.

The 1500s

The practice of writing a ” resume” develops traveling workers looking to introduce themselves to a local guide or lord.

The 1900s / 20th century

In 1930, CVs were more than handwritten scribblings made at interviews or meetings. In 1937, Napoleon Hill publishes ‘Think and Grow Rich’ that includes how to write a killer Resume. CVs were not formalized until the 1950s. CVs were expected during job applications. They were more like Bio-Data including personal information such as Religion, marital status, and weight.

It was in the 1960s when applicants began to add likes and interest to their CVs, building up a more complete picture of candidates’ personalities. In the last three decades of the twentieth century, computer companies began to produce the first word processors, bringing consistency to CV content. In 1984, the first guide to writing CVs was published. In the late 90s, the commercial world wide web is formed, leading to several online jobs

21st century

Within a decade video sites such as Youtube enabled video CVs to become more common – and even required- for some roles.

Today, Curriculum Vitae lists your position and includes the years you worked at the business in parentheses. If you are still working there, list the month and year you started and listed the “finish date” as “Present.”

How to write a perfect CV?

In our life venture there comes a phase where we need to apply for any particular post or position in any firm. We cannot apply straight. Curriculum vitae or Resume is something we need to apply for those positions. Why? Well, no one likes to interview all the candidates who applied for any job. CV or Resume work as an Ambassador for you. It carries all the skills and details you acquire. The better the CV, the Strong the chances of Selection.

Whether you are dexterous or incompetent in writing a CV. Don’t fumble in these points.

  • Include your contact information
  • Detail your academic history in reverse-chronological order
  • Record your professional experience
  • Include relevant skills and qualifications
  • List honors and awards
  • Include relevant publications and presentations
  • List your professional associations and affiliations
  • Check your CV for errors

Any might say what if we have our own business and we don’t need to make a CV. Glad you have your business but do consider these points when you hire someone.

 Be selective.


Until now, we discussed the CV, its history, how to make a perfect CV? but CV or Resume is the same? Not really.

Curriculum vitae vs resume

The term Resume comes from the french word “resumer”, meaning “to summarize,” while CV is an abbreviation for the Latin curriculum vitae, meaning “course of (one’s) life.” so you see the difference not only in spelling but they are originated from different languages.

However, the primary difference between CV and Resume is the length. The resume is a maximum of about 1- 2 pages long while a CV can be limitless and usually grow as time passes.

Another difference is the information each contains


  • lists relevant experiences for the position
  • Consise and Relevant


  • Chronological and Inclusive
  • Represnts all your accomplishments

I hereby declare that this article is based on facts and research.

And I hope this article also helps you to understand CV and Resume and how to write each one of them.




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