Which Type of Resume is Right For You?

There are three common types of resume formats: chronological, functional, and combination. Depending on what job you're looking for, the skills, training and experience you have, and the opportunities available, one or another might be the best choice for you. The following summary of each one can help you make the right decision.

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CHRONOLOGICAL

This type focuses on your work history, listing your experience in reverse order, starting with your current employment and working backwards according to dates. It is fairly easy and straightforward to write, and it provides hiring managers with the information they like to see at a glance, namely your job titles and the responsibilities you carried out, as well as the dates and locations of where you worked previously.

BEST USED:
• If you have a sound and unbroken work history
• Are eager to continue in the same field

FUNCTIONAL

As the title of this type of resume suggests, the emphasis here is on skills and strengths without mentioning dates, names, and places. This is a wise choice if you have gaps in your work history. This type provides a way to highlight your strengths and transferable skills that might not be as easily recognized if simply listed in the order in which you used them.

BEST USED:
• If you have gaps in your work history
• Entering the job market after a long absence

COMBINATION

In this resume you would include the strengths of the other two, making sure you demonstrate how your blend of skills from previous employments will transfer easily to the job you are seeking.

BEST USED:
• If you have wide gaps in your work history
• Your experience is limited or you're changing careers

Whichever resume style you select, be sure to give it your best, providing concrete examples of the work you've done that relates to the requirements of the new job you're targeting.

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