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What is The Meaning of the word, ‘Resume’

Today’s topic is what is the meaning of the word, ‘Resume’? I’ve been writing resumes for 26+ years.  A resume is a very particular document. It’s a synopsis or a summary of your career. It highlights your career in reverse chronological order talking about your soft and your hard, your personal brand, your accomplishments, and … Continued

Today’s topic is what is the meaning of the word, ‘Resume’?

I’ve been writing resumes for 26+ years.  A resume is a very particular document. It’s a synopsis or a summary of your career. It highlights your career in reverse chronological order talking about your soft and your hard, your personal brand, your accomplishments, and your education. Basically, it’s a sales tool. You are selling yourself; it’s your marketing collateral to get your name into that big wide world.

So, a resume is sometimes called a CV, more so in Europe and the middle East and certain parts of Asia it’s called a CV which stands for Curriculum Vitae. 

Here in North America, South America, the continent of Africa and other countries or other continents, it is called a resume.

In summary, it’s your sales tool listing your accomplishments. Potential employers need to see that you are a performer.  They’re not interested in your responsibilities, but they do need to see your education, your soft and your hard skills and your personal brand.

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