What is a


A resume is a document created by an individual to present their background, accomplishments and skills, most often to secure new employment. Resumes generally contain a summary of relevant education and experience. Combined with a cover letter, resumes are often submitted prior to a job interview as a way for employers to screen potential candidates. Resumes usually contain keywords that are pertinent to a job’s description. Ideally, the content should be adapted to fit each individual job application within a particular industry.

Resumes are generally between one and two pages and provide very brief summaries of each selected employment or educational opportunity.