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Resume Types

Are you struggling to write a resume that catches the attention of employers? You’re not alone. Millions of people every year submit resumes that don’t get them the jobs they want. Your resume is the most important tool in your job-seeking arsenal. A good resume can help you get your foot in the door, while a bad resume will likely keep you from even being considered.


1. Choose a resume format

The right resume format can help highlight your strengths and downplay your weaknesses. It can also make it easier for recruiters to scan your resume and identify the key information they are looking for.

There are three standard resume formats to choose from.

Chronological Resume
This is the most popular resume format, especially for job seekers with lots of relevant experience. This format lists your work history in reverse chronological order, with your most recent jobs listed first.

It’s ideal for:

Job seekers with a lot of professional work experience
b) People with no employment gaps
c) Those who want to showcase their career progression over time

Functional Resume (also known as a Skills-Based Resume)
The functional resume is organized around your transferable skills and abilities rather than your work history. It helps you downplay your lack of experience in a particular field. While it is helpful for certain situations, it’s not always the best. Recruiters sometimes don’t like the functional resume format because it can make it seem like you’re trying to conceal something. So be wary of that. 
Under each skill, you list, try to add bullet points that provide specific examples of times when you’ve used that skill.


This format is ideal for:

a) Recent graduates
b) Entry-level job seekers
c) Career changers
d) Those with gaps in their employment history

Hybrid Resume (also known as a Combination Resume)
A hybrid resume can be a great way to showcase both your work history and your skills. For many job seekers, it’s the best resume format. With this format, you would begin with a brief overview of your skills and accomplishments, followed by a chronological listing of your employment history.


This format is ideal for:

a) Midlevel job seekers with some experience in their field
b) Career changers who need to highlight transferable skills
c) People reentering the workforce

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