Resume Vocabulary

Resume Vocabulary:

CV (Curriculum Vitae)

A summary of your work experience and education, used for job applications


American English term for a Resume (typical a two-pager – often smaller than a CV)

Cover Letter

The letter you send with your CV, with the reasons for you to apply for the vacant position with this particular company


A formal letter from an employer, describing your character, ability and experience


The named person who provide a reference for you


The whole of one’s education, training and experience


Able to use two languages with equal ease

Mother tongue

The language first learned by a person; native language

Native speaker

A person having a specified native language: a native speaker of English


An occupation or profession, esp. one requiring special training, followed as one’s lifework

Work Experience

Knowledge or practical wisdom gained from what one has observed, encountered, or undergone in the work life

Date of birth

The day on which one was born, usually as day/month/year


Training and instruction at school, university etc.


An activity outside work in which one is interested or concerned; hobby

Job objective

The kind of work or challenge that one is looking for


Various; mixed [e.g.: nationality, languages spoken, marital status]

Native language

The language one first learned to speak; mother tongue


The education and experience that make one suitable for a particular job


Ability, expertness or aptitude in a particular activity [e.g.: language skill]


The process of learning a particular SKILL [e.g.: sales training]


A post of employment: a position in a bank


An unoccupied position or office: a vacancy in the company


A person who seeks a job at a company: a candidate for the sales vacancy

Job interview

An interview to determine whether an applicant/candidate is suitable for a position of employment


A person who seeks a job at a company: an applicant for the vacant position


A document serving as evidence or as written testimony, as of status, qualifications, privileges, or the truth of something


A document given by an educational institution conferring a degree on a person or certifying that the person has satisfactorily completed a course of study

Curriculum Vitae

Is a latin expression which can be loosely translated as “course of life”
Background Check Is the process of looking up and compiling criminal records, commercial records and financial records (in certain instances such as employment screening) of a candidate before employing him/her

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