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