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Biographical and Curriculum Vitae(CV) are the same? Options
A cooperator
Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 10:30:16 PM

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Hi,

Biographical and Curriculum Vitae(CV) are the same.

However, I was asked for uploading "A copy of the biographical page (with your picture) of your passport".
Thus, I don't know what that means.

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clovie 🐜
Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 10:50:36 PM

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You should probably upload the last page of your passport (the one with a picture)
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 3:51:54 AM

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Welcome back Clovie!
Icelanders are in rather short supply here.

I agree.
That page in your passport contains biographical data - where you were born, you birth-date and nationality.
Other pages contain travel data - visas, entry and exit stamps etc.

bi·o·graph·i·cal adj.
1. Containing, consisting of, or relating to the facts or events in a person's life.

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"Biographical" is an adjective, not a noun.

A biography is not the same as a CV.

bi·og·ra·phy n
1. a written account of another person's life.

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A cooperator
Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 9:23:58 PM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Welcome back Clovie!
Icelanders are in rather short supply here.

I agree.
That page in your passport contains biographical data - where you were born, you birth-date and nationality.
Other pages contain travel data - visas, entry and exit stamps etc.

bi·o·graph·i·cal adj.
1. Containing, consisting of, or relating to the facts or events in a person's life.

American Heritage

"Biographical" is an adjective, not a noun.

A biography is not the same as a CV.

bi·og·ra·phy n
1. a written account of another person's life.

American Heritage



Thank you both of you very much, Drag0nspeaker, and Clovie,

However, I think if a biography means an account of someone's life written by someone else, then who is that someone else who has written someone's life. CV is written by a CV owner. However, biography is written by another one for another one's life????

"Biography" is a noun, "Biographical" is an adjective. Thus, I mean if 'CV' and Biographical information" are the same.

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leonAzul
Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 12:21:48 AM

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A cooperator wrote:
Thus, I mean if 'CV' and Biographical information" are the same.


They are not the same.

A CV is a list of academic and professional achievements. The closest synonym to CV is résumé, often simplified to "resume".

"Biographical" refers to any information about a person's life. In the context of a passport, it refers to essential data such as date and place of birth, current place of residence (nation, state, departement, etc.), and citizenship (nationality).

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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 3:44:48 AM

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And if you write your own biography that's called autobiography.


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srirr
Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 5:15:37 AM

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A cooperator wrote:
Thus, I mean if 'CV' and Biographical information" are the same.


As stated above, CV and resume are almost the same. But, 'biographical information' is different. We also call it a bio-data (the detailed version). As the name says, bio-data is more about biographical information, while CV (curriculum-vitae) is more about academic and professional achievements.

In my country, when going for an arranged marriage, a bio-data is often shown to the other party. It states about physical attributes (like height, complexion etc.), family lineage, nativity etc. A CV is not suitable here. On the other hand, these information are not relevant when applying for a job. Hence, a job-seeker uses CV which reflects his academic qualifications and professional expertise and experience.





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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 5:26:11 AM

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You asked "Who writes a biography"

The answer is an author - specifically an author called a biographer. Some specialise, and only write biographies - others write other types of book too.



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Naomi Holloway
Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 11:44:57 AM

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Such a great comment to click
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 1:22:56 PM

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Naomi Holloway wrote:
Such a great comment to click


I would accuse this of being spam, but as the link only leads to the Google home-page, I can't really even say it's spam.
It is just non-sequitur.


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Romany
Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:03:17 PM
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To be fair though, Drago, she didn't say she was a professional writer *in English*. She may very well be both prolific and well-regarded in her own language?

However a link to Google home page a propos of nothing? Now that I'll have to think more about. (She is a modern, cryptic poet and this is a modern, cryptic reference to something germane but that we just don't get?)

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