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How to Spell Resume: Accents or Not? Résumé, Resumé?

How to Spell Resume: Accents or Not? Résumé, Resumé?

To spell resume with accents or not? Is résumé "more correct" than resume? We'll show you the correct spelling. (And no, it's not resamay.)

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Is a resume a résumé a resumé?

 

Oh the controversy! And all it comes down to is a dash or two.

 

Don’t worry. We have the answers and actionable advice for language nerds, the curious, and the worried job seekers.

 

In this article, I’ll show you:

 

  • What dictionaries say about the correct spelling of resume.
  • Where those little accent marks above “e” come from.
  • What spelling employers expect from job seekers.
  • And how to type resume résumé in Word and other software.

 

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Emilia Mucha
Emilia is a career expert sharing all kinds of job hunting advice. At Zety, she writes dedicated guides that help readers create job-winning resumes and cover letters.

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