A resume, sometimes spelled with accents (résumé), is a brief written account of education and professional experience. It is also called a CV.
- Craig submitted his resume to the company that he wanted to work for.
- Because Lisa didn’t go to college, her resume emphasized her work experience.
To resume means ‘to continue’ or ‘to take up with again’.
- After summer vacation, the students resumed their studies.
- Let’s get back to our seats; the play is about to resume.
Usually we say resume in the US and CV in the UK.
Did you know?
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.