Résumés & CVs

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A résumé is a general term for a document used for job searches. The word is borrowed from French, and in formal English is written with two acute accents (résumé), or one accent on the last 'e' in semi-formal style (resumé), to distinguish it from the verb 'resume.' It may be written with no accents very informally or if it is difficult to type the special symbol 'é.'

A form of the résumé specialized for academic positions is the CV, or curriculum vitae, or vita.


  1. CV guide and CV sample
  2. Résumé guide and Résumé sample
  3. General guides for CVs and résumés (Purdue OWL website)
  4. Simple checklist for proper résumés
  5. Rubric / criteria for proper résumés, CVs, cover letters, SOPs
  6. My sample CV (wiki format)