A resume, sometimes spelled with accents (résumé), is a brief written account of education and professional experience. It is also called a CV.

To resume means ‘to continue’ or ‘to take up with again’.

Common uses

Usually we say resume in the US and CV in the UK.

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When resume is a noun it has three syllables and the final ‘e’ is pronounced. When resume is a verb it has two syllables and the final ‘e’ is silent.

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