Sometimes the companies ask to attach a resume with the job application, but I think is the same thing. What do you think? If you know the difference tell me please thank you.
An application is a pre-printed fill in the blank generic form that the company has on hand for you to fill out. A resume is something you type up yourself describing your experience ect as well as anything else you would like the potential employer to know about you.
A job application is a printed paper where some sub headings are written to get the information from the candidate or a fill in the blank paper from the company whereas a resume is a total information or bio data from the deserving candidate for the job.
A resume is a way to "stand out'" among other applicants depending upon how you format it. It's a chance to show your individuality, however there are certain guidleines that should be met and don't make it too long......one page is enough
Whoops this belongs up there with my first answer.