Which Resume Format Is For You?

How do you know which resume format is right for you? If you have read Resume Formats, you have an understanding of the 3 main types of resumes and how each one highlights certain areas of your skills and knowledge better than others. Using the right kind of resume is important - whether you are wanting to emphasize specific aspects or deemphasize them.

There are many ways to show you how a resume can look. Resume sites abound on the web.

This site will show you the BEST WAY to learn about & compare each of the 3 resume format types.

Instead of showing you Cara Smith's Chronological Resume, Lauren Allan's Functional Resume and David Ray's Combination Resume, you will see .....

Debra W.'s credentials in all 3 Resume Formats


Bob T.'s credentials in all 3 Resume Formats

Each resume example helps to clarify what the end result should be.

It makes so much MORE sense to do it this way. It is impossible to imagine how someone's information might look as a Functional Resume when you are staring at one that is formatted Chronologically.

Review each block of 3 resumes. See how each person takes his/her personal history and transforms it into three different resume styles.

Again, each resume style has pros and cons depending upon the type of work you are seeking and your background. Perhaps as you are reading these resumes, one style will jump out at you as the best one for you and your situation. On the other hand, you might not be sure about which one to use.

The beauty is that when you have written one resume, it is much easier to transfer your data to another style. You may want to try all three and see how they are received by employers. Which one brings the most responses?

Regardless of which style you use, remember that, above all else, the information needs to be accurate, easy-to read and full of energy.

Chronological Format - Debra W.

Functional Format - Debra W.

Combination Format - Debra W.

Chronological Format - Bob T.

Functional Format - Bob T.

Combination Format - Bob T.

One the reasons this web site is so unique is that the information presented here is done so in a way that makes it very easy to understand. In all of the research done prior to launching this site, not ONE site provided what this page offers.

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To download any of these files and be able to read them, you will need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer.

No worries - this is easy.

You can get Adobe Reader here (a new window will open so you can download without leaving this page).

If you want to open the file in your browser window, you can just click on the link. However if you want to download the file to view later, then right click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save File As." Then select where you want to save the file on your hard drive.

Once you have saved the file, locate where you saved it, and double click to open.

Writing a resume, like most things, seems more complicated than it is. Once you get into the rhythm of writing and reviewing your past accomplishments, it becomes a much easier task. Using resume examples like the ones shown above make the process much easier, too. It is simply a matter of taking it one step at a time. Being able to see the end result is also very beneficial.

What you can determine by looking at each of the resumes above is that it is possible to create an excellent resume yourself. After all, you are working with a topic you know very well, right? YOU!

Finished looking at each resume format? Click here to review the Resume Outline


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