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CV

noun [C]
 
 
/ˌsiːˈviː/ mainly UK ( US usually resume, or résumé)
a short written description of your education, qualifications, previous jobs, and sometimes also your personal interests, that you send to an employer when you are trying to get a job: Please send a full CV and covering letter quoting reference "EC99" to the above address. This type of project management is a great thing to have on your CV.
US a written document giving a description of your previous work, previous employment, etc. that you show to someone when you are applying for a job, a university course, etc.: Applicants for the position should submit their CVs to the Anatomy Department no later than February 23. →  See also curriculum vitae
Translations of “CV”
in Korean 이력서…
in Arabic سيرة ذاتِيّة…
in French cv, CV…
in Turkish özgeçmiş…
in Italian curriculum vitae…
in Chinese (Traditional) 簡歷,履歷, (向學院或大學求職的)履歷…
in Russian краткая биография…
in Polish życiorys, CV…
in Spanish CV, cv…
in Portuguese currículo…
in German der Lebenslauf…
in Catalan currículum…
in Japanese 履歴書…
in Chinese (Simplified) 简历,履历, (向学院或大学求职的)履历…
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