While the ultimate goal of both the CV and the resume is to secure a job, they are used for applying to jobs in different types of industries. A CV is a detailed synopsis of what you have done and can be several pages long. In the United States, a CV is typically used by graduate students to apply for faculty, research, scientific, or clinical positions. A resume is a shorter document, typically one page or two (if the applicant has significant experience) and is a summary of your skills, experience and education. It is a concise presentation of skills that you have to offer to a particular employer. Employers outside of academia and scientific research anticipate receiving a resume from job seekers.