Curricula vitae (CVs) are very different from resumes and are only used in certain positions and industries. CVs provide a detailed statement of your qualifications.
How are resumes and CVs different?
A resume provides a short summary of your relevant qualifications. A CV is more biographical in nature. Resumes are usually limited in length; CVs can be much longer. Resumes are usually written for a specific type of position; CVs are generally not targeted.
CVs are most often used in higher education, science, and medicine. CVs are also used extensively in other countries. You may wish to develop one if you seek international employment.