See also: resume, resumé, and résume



résumé (plural résumés)

  1. Alternative spelling of resume (summary, especially of employment history)
    • 1919, Saki (Hector Hugh Munro), ‘Excepting Mrs. Pentherby’, The Toys of Peace:
      On one occasion Mrs. Val Gwepton, who was not blessed with the most reposeful of temperaments, fairly let herself go, and gave Mrs. Pentherby a vivid and truthful résumé of her opinion of her.
    • 1978, Royal Society of South Australia, Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, Volumes 102-103, page 79,
      A résumé of diagnostic characters of the five families represented in Australia is also given, and a list of the 19 genera described from Australia is included
    • 1995, Gary Wolf, "The Curse of Xanadu", Wired Magazine
      The match between Stiegler and Xanadu was doubly unlikely; not only was Stiegler happily unemployed, but the Xanadu programmers did not seem to place high value on management personnel. As Stiegler tells it, the original plan during the first days at Autodesk was to get somebody with a good résumé and stick him in a closet until somebody from Autodesk came to visit, at which point the obedient manager could be trotted out to prove that the hackers were under control. This was hardly Stiegler's style.
    • 1999, The Guardian, 14 Jun 1999:
      However, a brief résumé of recent weddings, royal and otherwise, reveals that Edward and Sophie's big day could be in danger of being badly out of step.
    • 2005, Tony Martin, Lolly Scramble: A Memoir of Little Consequence, Pan Macmillan Australia, unnumbered page,
      It was this piffling résumé that accompanied me to Auckland, where I hoped to get a foot in with the city′s biggest ‘nonprofessional’ theatre group, the New Independent.
    • 2006, Helen Borger, Human Resources, Career FAQs, Australia, page 122,
      Résumés have a particular structure that you should follow – it′s what you say in it that makes yours stand out from the rest.
    • 2011, Monica Makari, How to Find a Job in Australia, Revised edition, How to...Books, Australia, page 34,
      A well written CV (Curriculum Vitae) or résumé is the most important document when looking for a job, your first opportunity to present yourself and it can open or close the door to an interview.
    • 2012 May 20, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Marge Gets A Job” (season 4, episode 7; originally aired 11/05/1992)”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      Fortuitously, Marge is looking for a job after an endless hiatus from the working world. After Lisa helps her mother “polish” up her résumé so that she now appears to be the most accomplished woman in the world, Marge lands a job at the power plant operating a machine her ridiculously padded résumé claims she helped invent.

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résumé (feminine résumée, masculine plural résumés, feminine plural résumées)

  1. past participle of résumer


résumé m (plural résumés)

  1. summary, résumé
  2. abstract (of an academic paper)

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