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English definition of “résumé”


noun [C] (also resume)
/ˈrezəmeɪ/ US ( UK curriculum vitae)
HR a short written description of your education, qualifications, and previous jobs which you send to an employer when you are trying to get a job: send/submit/write a résumé To apply, please submit a detailed résumé. → Compare curriculum vitae
(Definition of résumé noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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