The Full form of CV is Curriculum Vitae. CV is a written overview of a person’s educational and professional qualifications and other experiences. It is a complete profile of a candidate including his full name, address, phone number, email id, educational qualifications, hobbies, achievements, soft skills, languages known, computer skills, career objective, marital status etc. CV is an overview of a person’s experience and other qualifications that is required for a job opportunity. It is similar to a resume in North America. In some countries, a CV is typically the first item that a potential employer encounters regarding the job seeker and is used to screen applicants, often followed by an interview. There is no need to mention your photo, salary history, references and the reason for leaving previous job in the CV. These details can be provided separately to employer upon request. In most of the commonwealth countries, Ireland and United Kingdom, CV does not contain more than 2 pages. It only includes the summary of job seeker employment history, educational information and some personal information. Some parts of Asia requires photo of the applicant, date of birth and most recent salary information. An ideal CV should be on A4 size paper and must not contain more than 2 or 3 pages.