Every country has its specifics when it comes to CV’s or resumes. Before applying to a job in Barcelona, it’s essential to adapt to the local format and give the employer or recruiter what they want to see in order to increase your chances of landing the job.
At first glance, it seems like a CV & resume are pretty much the same thing – the sole purpose of both is for you to present your work experience and sell yourself. The truth is, however, that they are two different things.
In principle, a Resume is much shorter, usually a single page summarising your skills, experience and education. It intends to highlight your main capabilities and strengths and demonstrate your suitability for a particular position.
On the other hand, a CV can be longer and more detailed, usually consisting of up to 2 or more pages. It can, and should, describe in more detail each job you have had and each course you have taken. It is much more complete and provides more information, such as additional skills, personal information, accomplishments, etc.
Usually, you will be asked to provide a CV as it gives a better overview for recruiters and talent acquisition teams, and only if specified in the job ad, should you provide a resume.