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A resume, or résumé, is generally a one-page summary of educational and professional background that can include awards, objectives, related experience, techinical training and fortitude, as well as hobbies and interests where relevant. Resumes are often accompanied by a cover letter which furhter details one's interest and unique qualifications for a position.

Outside of the US, a resume is also known as a CV, though in the United States, a CV generally refers to a seperate document, required of academics and researchers.

Resumes are not always required in the creative professionals; on some occaisons, a portfolio and artist's statement or bio will suffice.

It is generally recommended to have copies of a scanable (or ASCII) résumé, a PDF résumé and a multimedia résumé, in addition to the traditional word document résumé, in order to be prepared for any type of requested format at a moment's notice.

Types of ResumesEdit

The most common types of resumes include chronological and functional. A chronological resume lists previous experience and education in chronological order, in order to highlight a trajectory of experience, hopefully showing advancement and progress. A functional resume separates experience based on functional categories, in order to show related types of experience, lumped together under the saem header.

That said, there is no set template for anyone's resume. A resume should be tailored to each and every job. Additionally, expectations for resumes vary between fields, as does the appropriate format for listing one's experience.

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