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Résumé

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  • For the noun meaning a brief account of one’s professional or work experience and qualifications, most English reference sources recommend résumé, with the French accent aigu on both e‘s. This is good advice for all formal contexts, but the accented résumé is likely to fade out of English sooner or later, as most accented words from other languages eventually lose the accents in English.

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    The issue is less important in British and Australian English, where curriculum vitae—or, usually, just CV—is preferred over résumé.

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