Resume Vocabulary

Here are twenty words and terms often used in CVs and resumes.

1 background n. the whole of one's education, training and experience
2 bi-lingual adj. able to use two languages with equal ease - see FLUENT
3 career n. the course of one's (professional) life
4 challenge n. a difficult or demanding task that needs special effort - challenging adj.
5 cover letter n. a letter that is sent with one's CV; letter of application
6 date of birth n. the day on which one was born, usually as day/month/year [eg: 05/11/76]
7 education n. training and instruction at school, university etc - to educate v.
8 experience n. jobs held, including dates, posts etc; work history - professional experience n.
9 fluent adj. able to speak and write a foreign language easily - see BI-LINGUAL
10 graphology n. study of handwriting as a guide to the character of the writer - graphologist n.
11 interest n. an activity outside work in which one is interested or concerned; hobby
12 job objective n. the kind of work or challenge that one is looking for
13 miscellaneous adj. various; mixed [eg: nationality, languages spoken, marital status]
14 nationality n. the status of belonging to a particular country [eg: Japanese nationality]
15 native language n. the language one first learned to speak; mother tongue
16 qualifications n. the education and experience that make one suitable for a particular job
17 reference n. a written statement by another person about one's character and ability
18 skill n. an ability, expertness or aptitude in a particular activity [eg: language skill]
19 training n. the process of learning a particular SKILL [eg: sales training]
20 work history n. jobs held, inc. dates, posts etc; EXPERIENCE