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What is a Resume?

What is a Resume?

As mentioned in the wiki the word résumé, sometimes spelled resume called a CV stands for Curriculum Vitae in English and is a document created and used by a person to present their skills and accomplishments. They are popularly used to secure a job.

What is the interesting history behind the word Résumé?

It was when Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci an Italian polymath applied for a job with a potential employer. This actual word comes from the French word résumer meaning 'to summarize'. His résumé included his abilities and past experience which was the same had followed for the next 500 years.

What's the difference between a Resume and a Curriculum Vitae?

What should a resume structure look like?

A typical résumé contains the following

  • Job Experience Summary

  • Education

A potential employer uses a résumé in the interview to screen the job seeker candidates. Along with the résumé sometimes we submit a cover letter application for employment.

What are all the different names of a résumé called?

  1. Résumé

  2. CV - Curriculum Vitae

  3. Bio-Data

The name CV is used predominantly in the UK and in European countries for employment purposes. Whereas the résumé is a summary version of the candidate's potential work experience. However, in U.S. academic circles a more detailed CV is expected. Whereas in South Asian countries especially in India Bio-Data is often used in place of a résumé

Did the resume really evolve?

Yes, indeed.

The resume evolved in a way to include not only the candidate's potential work experience but also with certificate badge, and logo. Along the Digital Journey arise a provision to show the certificate URL embedded in the résumé.

Also LinkedIn - is a professional connection network that allowed its users to upload their résumé online. More universities started to accept students to submit their Video résumé to upload on YouTube.

Conclusion - Again what is a resume?

Thanks to UCLA Career Center breaks it down in under two minutes. Check the below video

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