Definition of resume in English:

resume

verb

  • 1Begin to do or pursue (something) again after a pause or interruption.

    [with object] ‘a day later normal service was resumed’
    [no object] ‘hostilities had ceased and normal life had resumed’
    return to, come back to, take up again, reoccupy, occupy again
    restart, recommence, begin again, start again, reopen
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    1. 1.1[no object] Begin speaking again after a pause or interruption.
      ‘he sipped at the glass of water on the lectern and then resumed’
      [with direct speech] ‘“As for Joe,” the major resumed, “I can't promise anything.”’
      • ‘"Before I proceed," he resumed, "I must recall to your minds Newton’s general law, that the attraction of two bodies is directly proportional to the product of their masses, and inversely proportional to the square of their distances."’
      • ‘I had scarcely taken in which was land and which was water, much less the significance of the buoy, when he resumed: 'Never mind; I'm pretty sure it's all deep water about here.’’
    2. 1.2 Take, pick up, or put on again; return to the use of.
      ‘the judge resumed his seat’
      • ‘He pointed to his guest chair and once she was settled, he resumed his seat behind his desk.’
      • ‘As he finished his tirade, Riann Sheperd resumed his seat and Mayor Fernan once again had the floor.’
      • ‘‘Welcome back, my lady,’ he said, resuming his seat.’
      • ‘She set the bowl of fruit on the desk and resumed her seat, frowning once again at the sheet of paper in front of her.’
      • ‘She rose, equally graceful, and bowed before resuming her seat, legs tucked beneath her.’
      • ‘He got up and made sure the office door was closed, before resuming his seat behind the desk.’
      • ‘‘You have done well, my men,’ he said before resuming his seat.’
      • ‘‘Right,’ CJ resumes his place in the driver's seat and hits the mute button again allowing the suppressed John Mayer to refill the car.’
      • ‘She walked back to her desk and dropped into her seat, resuming her head-in-hands position.’
      • ‘If anyone, resuming their seat for the second half, thought the Purcell would be an anti-climax, they were quickly disabused.’
      • ‘Vixen returned to Rhym and resumed her identity as Almira de Kinsei.’
      • ‘She sat in the seat next to him, disappointed there weren't any pairs of empty seats left so she could resume her position next to Steven.’
      • ‘She returned back inside, sauntering into the drawing room where she resumed her position on the window seat, picking up the book.’
      • ‘He shook his head and took the seat across from her, leaning back and resuming his usual cocky expression.’
      • ‘As the guard resumed his post they returned up the passage.’
      • ‘With the restoration of the Long Parliament in 1660 he resumed his seat, and was elected to the Convention Parliament the same year.’
      • ‘Having put on the record, Julian resumed his seat next to me.’
      • ‘Cadet Drew Callaghan nodded in return, and resumed his stiff stance, holding the door open for the two girls.’
      • ‘His brother, in response, resumed his seat, smiling until I thought his face could very well crack in two.’
      • ‘He quickly resumed his seat, waiting just long enough to see her ensconced in the matching armchair beside his.’

noun

North American
  • variant spelling of résumé
    • ‘The updated resumes are filed in each student's advising folder and is an excellent summary of a student's accomplishments while in school and may be used for reference purposes later.’
    • ‘They sent out 100 resumes, called industry contacts, and conducted extensive searches on Websites, but their attempts were unsuccessful.’
    • ‘Perhaps those of you now working and hiring can pass along additional tips for those struggling to find work, whether it's classes to take, fields to focus on, or skills to highlight in resumes.’
    • ‘Their resumes are not without the entries that signify an artist has arrived, but for the most part, theirs are histories of participation in thematically focused group exhibitions and scores of solo shows.’
    • ‘Most of this cost includes faculty and administrative time to review resumes, interview the candidate, attend seminars, and entice the candidate to accept the position.’
    • ‘I remember many interesting resumes out of the 100 we received, but one stood out as unlikely: the candidate was simply too qualified.’
    • ‘Degree names go on resumes, and in common use they become the answer to the question asked by friends, relatives and potential employers, ‘What is your major?’’
    • ‘It's an unfortunate fact that many candidates lie, distort or in some way fabricate information on resumes and applications.’
    • ‘We have access to hundreds of thousands of contractor resumes.’
    • ‘People submit dozens of college applications, hundreds or thousands of resumes for jobs, and still the chances of coming up empty-handed, even if you are talented and skilled, are really quite high.’
    • ‘Tucked away at the far end of the show floor, the two neat rows of some twenty booths were packed with people, filling out forms, handing out resumes, talking to recruiters, and even vowing to come back tomorrow with resumes.’
    • ‘Headhunters now are either out of business or swamped with resumes, so people now are job hunting through networking.’
    • ‘These users then follow preferred procedures to search resumes, such as specifying broad search criteria, and narrowing the criteria.’
    • ‘Often, interns are attracted to large companies because that name is the one that will go on their resumes.’
    • ‘To fund their businesses, most first-generation online recruiters charged employers to post jobs, search for resumes or provide anything else needed in recruiting efforts.’
    • ‘The most common mistake I see, especially in student resumes, is forcing of buzzwords and ambiguous technical language for what should be simple, straightforward activities.’
    • ‘‘We had all kinds of people - guys with better technology backgrounds, seemingly better resumes,’ Welch says.’
    • ‘I read stacks of resumes, spent several hours on the phone screening candidates, and spent several hours in interviews with the people who did well in the phone screenings.’
    • ‘A casting team conducts monthly searches and examines the resumes, video footage, and audiotapes the company receives daily from dancers, gymnasts, and others worldwide.’
    • ‘Can I list these awards on my resume even though technically I did not win them?’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French resumer or Latin resumere, from re- back + sumere take.

Pronunciation

resume

/rəˈzo͞om/

Definition of résumé in English:

résumé

noun

  • 1North American A brief account of a person’s education, qualifications, and previous experience, typically sent with a job application.

    • ‘When judges refrain from speaking out about controversial issues, the void tends to be filled not by voters who studiously examine candidates' résumés, but by massive ad campaigns paid for by interest groups.’
    • ‘Using email, I've been able to review résumés, cover letters, even outlines of talking points for an interview.’
    • ‘She said that she could not do anything for a week because she was so upset, but thereafter she put together a résumé and started applying for jobs.’
    • ‘Over the next 12 months, I sent out 1,000 résumés, joined networking groups - and had two interviews.’
    • ‘Like the TV ads that use backdrops of undulating flags to introduce voters to candidates' résumés and families, these memoirs exist to sketch out the most warm-and-fuzzy pictures possible of their putative authors.’
    • ‘Top universities, he adds, rarely show up on the résumés of congressmen, Nobel laureates, industry leaders, and even U.S. presidents.’
    • ‘Many others, including several MBAs, sought advice on composing a résumé or wanted to have their résumés corrected.’
    • ‘One of the best ways into the business is to get a job with a production, which you can do by cold-calling or by getting your résumé out there, and also through contacts.’
    • ‘I must have looked through three hundred head shots and acting résumés this afternoon.’
    • ‘I seem to have become the official birthday cake baker on the 3rd floor of my apartment building - should this be added to my résumé you think?’
    • ‘Rather than sifting through scores of dubious résumés drawn by salary and job description, you're in control now.’
    • ‘A few aging stars - Myrna Loy, Paulette Goddard, Merle Oberon - had horror films in their résumés, but these exquisite products of the Hollywood star system knew how hard it was to look beautiful while screaming.’
    • ‘The company, which receives about 1,000 résumés a day, has hired hundreds of engineers and scores of top-ranked PhDs in recent years.’
    • ‘A glance at his résumé and the people he's connected with reads like a pop-culture survey of the late 20th century.’
    • ‘Low unemployment means that workers can quit a job one day, start another the next; no more need to fudge on résumés or list off your ‘weaknesses’ in job interviews.’
    • ‘‘Being discovered by a talent scout’ is another cliché from the undersized star world and it can be added to my résumé.’
    • ‘Depending on how much structure a young adult needs, Mellan says, you could require your kid to send out a certain number of résumés a week or to look for temporary work after a specified time searching for permanent employment.’
    • ‘But she should spend most of the résumé describing her professional background, which includes doing a variety of jobs at a drug testing lab.’
    • ‘As a starting point, here is an example of a résumé I was sent a couple of years ago in response to my search for a temporary assistant while visiting India.’
    • ‘It is now Sunday morning and I should be typing up my résumé to send out for job applications on Monday.’
    cv, life history, biography, details
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  • 2A summary.

    ‘I gave him a quick résumé of events’
    • ‘After taking a quick glance at his résumé, I was surprised by how many films I had seen, but I wasn't surprised to discover how many I disliked.’
    • ‘In 1852 the exiled art historian Gottfried Kinkel lectured to the Manchester Athenaeum in German, and the local press carried full résumés.’
    • ‘Companies often just throw very important confidential papers - employee lists with home addresses, financial résumés and the like - into the trash.’
    • ‘Between staring at her and listening he gave a résumé of his life finishing with a description of his children, Bradley, Darren and Nicola and his plans.’
    • ‘Addison's poem on his picture of George I looks back at his portraits of earlier rulers, and is a witty résumé of the entire era recorded by the artist.’
    • ‘He then gave a résumé of the case and informed the magistrates as to who would be called as witnesses.’
    • ‘Exemplary résumés breathe with ample white space to make key information easy to absorb.’
    • ‘The letter gave birth to Found Magazine, a scrapbook of the discovered - love notes, grocery lists, corporate docs, photographs, résumés, doodles and poetry, much of it sent in by Found fans.’
    • ‘The picture which emerges from the foregoing résumé of the literature may appear partly contradictory.’
    summary, precis, synopsis, abstract, outline, summarization, summation
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Origin

Early 19th century: French, literally resumed past participle (used as a noun) of résumer.

Pronunciation

résumé

/ˈrezəˌmā/