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Can I send him my resume?
There's technically a difference, but pretty much everyone uses the terms interchangeably and doesn't gaf about the distinction. For something this informal, it's probably fine. Wouldn't hurt in the long run to write up a CV, though, so you have both.
 
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Thanks for the input. I plan to write one up I just don't have anything for research or publications to put on there. My 1 page resume will most likely convert into a 1 page cv, or a page and a half at best. I don't believe it's formal just because he knows my parents and has been over their house a couple of times so at best he is somewhat of a family friend.
 
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I submitted CV's to all of my shadowing and volunteering opportunities.
 

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There's technically a difference, but pretty much everyone uses the terms interchangeably and doesn't gaf about the distinction. For something this informal, it's probably fine. Wouldn't hurt in the long run to write up a CV, though, so you have both.
Nah, people may not say they care but it's annoying to get a professional resume when you asked for an academic CV. Granted most undergrads don't have enough experience to put on a CV but the point remains. They're formatted completely differently and show different information.
 
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Nah, people may not say they care but it's annoying to get a professional resume when you asked for an academic CV. Granted most undergrads don't have enough experience to put on a CV but the point remains. They're formatted completely differently and show different information.
I guess I better write one up. Thanks.
 

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Nah, people may not say they care but it's annoying to get a professional resume when you asked for an academic CV. Granted most undergrads don't have enough experience to put on a CV but the point remains. They're formatted completely differently and show different information.
I understand the differences between the two, but I disagree that most people care one whit. If it's for a formal job application, sure...it doesn't hurt to be correct, which is why I said OP should go ahead and write up a CV anyway. For this, though, shadowing with a family friend? It absolutely doesn't matter.
 

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Can I send him my resume?
Send what they ask for.

When I ask for a resume, I don't want to read the 5 pages of description of high school activities that a typical pre-med puts. When I ask for a CV, I'm looking for details on something.

Not everyone is going to have a specific aim in mind, but better to err on the side of caution.
 

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I guess I better write one up. Thanks.
You're shadowing with a family friend. In this case, they probably said 'CV' because it was shorter and you don't have to worry about the stupid accent on the end of resumé.
 

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Send what they ask for.

When I ask for a resume, I don't want to read the 5 pages of description of high school activities that a typical pre-med puts. When I ask for a CV, I'm looking for details on something.

Not everyone is going to have a specific aim in mind, but better to err on the side of caution.
Who the hell puts high school activities on a resumé? Or makes it 5 pages long?!? I think that is a far greater error than formatting it as resumé vs CV.
 

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Who the hell puts high school activities on a resumé? Or makes it 5 pages long?!? I think that is a far greater error than formatting it as resumé vs CV.
Freshmen pre-meds? I got two 5-page CVs when I asked for a resume at the beginning of the summer when people were trying to get into my lab. Most of them think that longer = better.
 
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Freshmen pre-meds? I got two 5-page CVs when I asked for a resume at the beginning of the summer when people were trying to get into my lab. Most of them think that longer = better.
I always thought that a resumé should be one page if at all possible. I selectively include the relevant activities for the position I am applying for in order to make that work. Old activities eventually disappear entirely.

My current one is 2 pages, but that's only because my premed advisor specifically asked for an 'exhaustive' one including all activities back until high school (I'm 3yrs out of college), even extracurriculars. I can't imagine how I would ever fill out 5 pages, even if I dipped further and included random minutiae that no professional cares about, like how I used to do tech theatre and that one semester where I joined the bell choir. To do so as a freshman?!? That is mind-boggling.
 
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He just probably wants to know that your grades are good enough; so that he is not wasting his time.
 
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He just probably wants to know that your grades are good enough; so that he is not wasting his time.
My gpa's are listed on my resume. My resume is also a typical pre-med resume with the basics, nothing fancy. I also don't have any research or publications. All my resume consists of is skills, work experience, education, leadership, and objective. I'm literally going to transfer this information into a CV and probably give a little more detail on my objective and experience.
 

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As an undergrad, resume and CV are pretty interchangeable I believe.
The rule-of-thumb I was taught is as an undergrad, a CV should be no more than 2 pages, and then 1 additional page for each year of post-grad experience.
 
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