3. Types of Resume Format
Knowing the different types of resumes can make you a smart job seeker. Really! Because every type of resume has a unique purpose and function and being able to choose the right type can make your resume even more effective and powerful.
- Reverse-chronological resumes – A majority of the applicants use this format. It lists down your professional working experience in a reverse-chronological manner, starting with your recent job. Using this resume format allows the employer to quickly scan and check your work history. This is perfect for applicants with no gaps between employment.
- Functional resumes – It focuses more on highlighting skills and hide the gaps in your employment history. It’s also a great choice for applicants who are applying for a completely different job position.
- Combination resumes – It lets you highlight both your professional experience and skills.