What exactly is a curriculum vitae? What makes a CV different from an average resume?
A curriculum vitae, or CV, is simply another form of a resume. While a CV is generally similar to a resume, the main difference between the two is that a CV is much more detailed, highlighting your life's accomplishments with a particular focus on those in the academic world.
Not all applications require a CV and more often employers make specific requests for one. If you're unsure whether or not a CV is needed then it would be best to contact the employer and ask for more information regarding such.
Typically, CVs are more common in countries outside the U.S., however, there are certain career fields that do ask for CVs as part of their application process.