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A resume is a document produced by a job applicant to detail his qualification for a job. A curriculum vitae is usually accompanied by a personalized cover letter where the applicant expresses interest and attention to the most important details on the resume. For applicants to white-collar positions a resume is almost always required. They are the first step taken in the identification of candidates for an interview by corporate recruiters and hiring directors. Successful resumes highlight specific accomplishments applicants have achieved in former positions, such as cutting costs, transcending sales goals, increasing profits, and building out teams. Usually paired with a cover letter, a resume helps you demonstrate your abilities and convince employers you’re qualified and hirable. The spelling of “résumé” actually originates from French and means “summary.” To this day, the purpose of a resume is still to provide employers with a summary of your relevant qualifications.

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