In order to get your foot in the door, so to speak, and secure that interview for that dream job; you need more than just your wit and charm. You need some of document that gives your potential employer a good overview of what you have done in your academic professional and vocational career to that date. The most commonly used documents for this purpose is the CV and resume.
When you have applied for employment in the past you may have looked at the dilemma of CV v resume and been undecided which is best. Many use both terms as if they were on and the same thing and completely interchangeable, when the truth is they are not.