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A resume, (also: resumé, résumé) is a written record outlying previous work history and educational experiences a job seeker submits to a prospective employer. Because it is the first thing employers look at when screening applications, it is very important, and there are many books and paid consultants that offer advice on writing good resumes. For entry-level and junior positions, a resume is typically no more than one page long.

Job seekers in research and academia usually use a form of resume known as a curriculum vitae or CV. This may be more extensive than a resume, and would be expected to include a list of all of the applicant's scientific publications.