The most commonly used resume
is chronological. It is a very simple resume that list your education
and experience in reverse order. So we need to list our most current
All of the samples I have provided are all variations of the
You might call these functional, but to me they are still chronological
samples. Objective then skills, or Objective then Qualifications, the
same, they just look different.
Anyway it's your own choice. When you create your own, I am sure it
will differ from my samples and that's ok. Create your own masterpiece
and be proud it is different. The main thing, is that you get the right
idea's to use from these samples.
If you want to highlight your experience, you have quite a few years in
your field, then I like the chronological resume format.
On the other hand, if you are fresh out of college, and you have honed
all of your office skills, computer programs, technical skills would be
the format to use.
Employers generally will be satisfied with both.
What works best? To show your future employer your qualifications for
the job they are hiring for. Have confidence with your final resume. It
is your representation of yourself.
functional resume format is good to use for less on time job
experience. It also changes into what can you do for the employer,
instead of showing experience, you show all your skills.
It takes the stance, skills and abilities takes precedence.
The employer also knows that you are qualified for the position.
Skills sometimes overcomes experience in the job selection. A recent
graduate would use this format. They can handle the position, even
though the real life past history is not there.
The employer has a tough decision, so do all you can do, with your
Resumes - What are They?
resume format is a combination of both above resumes. (Chronological and also the
functional resume format). It provides a section for work
history and also a section to show all your skills.
(Chronological for work history, then functional for your skills
section). I would use it if you have tremendous amount of experience
and skills. This will probably turn out to be 2 pages in length.
Ok, 2 pages would be fine with this format for any technical position.
After all, you want to win the position offered, so if you feel
inclined to give it your all, by all means, get these 2 pages
completed. Make sure the final draft is relevant to the position.
You could also, print out the examples above and edit them with your
own information. Good luck. Then check out our job search page after you
finish resume format.
Which, out of the 2 resumes below do you think is the best?
Open this example of the Best
Resume in word. Just so you can see the example.
Please, review all the information on this website if you haven't
already. The more you can educate yourself about preparing your resume,
the better the chance of getting called in for the jobs you are