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Types of Resumes

What Resume Format Should You Use?

Before you start writing out your resume, first consider the type of resume to use. There are three common resume formats: chronological, functional and the combination resume. Since there are advantages and disadvantages to each of the different resume formats, choose the resume that best showcases your education and work experience.

What is the Chronological Resume Format?

Advantages of a Chronological Resume
The chronological resume is the most common type of the three resume formats. This format lists your work history in order of date, starting with your most recent employment first. Your jobs are listed in reverse chronological order, working backwards.  Many employers prefer this type of resume because it makes it easy to skim through and get a sense of your work experience and qualifications.  Continue reading