Types of resumes:

        The CHRONOLOGICALresume lists your positions in reverse order, latest first. It highlightsaccomplishments within each position. The advantage of the chronological resumeis that it presents your background in a clear-cut, straightforward manner thatenables the reader to quickly review your experience.

Best Suited For: Job seekers with solid experience and animpressive job history, the chronological resume is the most effective.
 

Exampleof a Chronological Resume                                                                                          


YOUR NAME

Address Line 1

AddressLine 2

PhoneNo.

Email.

Summary

Shouldcontain a very brief (five to ten lines) outline of your skills.

Work History:

Thishas to be in a backward order (most recent to first job/or last four jobs)                                                    

Year(from- to)                          Company
/Organisation
                              Designation       Brief description
of Responsibilities/Duties
     

                                                                                                                                       

Education (most recent to first):                                                                                                                    

Year(from- to)                           Institution                              Degree/Diploma                 Subject/s:                 

 

        The FUNCTIONALresume focuses on your accomplishments in each functional or technical area,particularly the one in which you seek a job, and plays down your employmenthistory. You can draw attention away from work areas you do not wish tohighlight, as well as the sequence in which you progressed.

Best Suited For:
Job seekers who have a "mixed bag" workhistory: no clear thread uniting positions held, or if s/he is a new graduate orentering the workforce. The resume must reflect how the skills used in the past(in volunteer or coursework) apply to the desired job.

Example of a FunctionalResume

YOURNAME

AddressLine 1

AddressLine2

Phone

Email

Birthdate:

Place of Birth:

Nationality (ifapplicable):

Areas Of Expertise or Relevant Skills And Experience(List all in the following format):

Expertise

Description: Not verydetailed, but should include all important aspects.

Company:

Year/s:

Education (most recent to first):                                                                                                               

Year (from- to)                   Institution               Degree/Diploma            Subject/s:

                                                                                                                                          

 

        CURRICULUMVITAE (CV): A detailed and structuredlisting of education, publications, projects, awards and work history.

Best Suited For:
Job seekers with extensive academic and/orprofessional credentials applying for positions in education or research.
 

        The COMBINATION resume is a mixture of all the above three formats.

Best Suited For: Individuals who have a very strong workhistory because it highlights aspects that are most relevant to the desiredposition, as well as summarizing the career history. If you are applying foryour first job, this format is the most suitable as it strikes a balance betweeneducation and professional qualifications.
     

Example of aCombination Resume


YOUR NAME

AddressLine 1

AddressLine2

Phone

Email

Birthdate:

Nationality (if applicable):

Areas Of Expertise or Relevant Skills And Experience(List all in the following format):

        Job designation:

        Description:Not very detailed, but should include all important aspects.

        Company:

        Year/s:

Education (most recent to first):                                                                                                                                    

Year(from- to)             Institution  Degree/Diploma             Subject/s:                                           

                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Personal Accomplishments:

This section should include all the extra curricular activities you haveparticipated in, awards and prizes won (the 3-4 most important ones), personalqualities, and hobbies and interests.

Your accomplishments help your potential employer to identify the skills andtraits that make you valuable and attractive as an employee. It is here that youshould mention details of your life that would make you a more attractiveproposition than your competition. You can also add bits from your life that youare proud of, for instance getting a college degree while working full time.

You accomplishments section should not be more than 2-3 paragraphs long.
                                                     

  

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