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What Is A Resume


/ˈrɛzʊˌmeɪ, ˌrɛzʊˈmeɪ/[rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey]

1.a summing up; summary.

2.a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience, as that prepared by an applicant for a job.
Also, resume, re·su·mé .

1795–1805;  < F, n. use of ptp. of résumer  to resume,  sum up

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That is the technical meaning.

A Resume is nothing but a list or a summary of everything you have been up to.

You could not possibly put up everything you ever did or accomplished (you probably could not even remember everything) so a Resume is a collection of those memories that are important and relevant to what you are applying for.

A typical resume will have the following:
- your personal details
- your contact details
- your education
- your experience
- your interests
- your accolades and accomplishments
- any other information that is relevant to the position you are applying for.

A resume is also known as CV or Curriculum Vitae.

A resume is generally accompanied by a Resume Cover Letter, Recommendation Letters or Copies of Relevant Certifications etc.