Chronological vs. Functional Resumes
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In modern resumes, information
about skills and experience can be listed using three distinct
combination of the two
speaking, hiring managers prefer that employment data is
provided with the most recent job listed first, followed
by the next most recent, and so on.
In that way, it’s easy to see career progression
from an entry-level position to a more senior status. It’s
also easy to detect gaps in dates of employment.
These gaps lead some candidates to use a functional
formats stress what skills you have, rather than where and
when you used them.
These formats are best for students who have just
graduated from college and have little “real-world” experience,
those who have been out of the workforce for long periods
because they were raising children, and job seekers who
are transitioning from one career or industry to another.
However, sometimes combining a functional format
with a reverse chronological format makes the most sense.
These are called combination resumes.
this format, skills that are relevant to the current job
search are placed in a special section by function, while
the Professional History or Work Experience is presented
in a standard, reverse-chronological format. This format
offers the best of both worlds, and is highly popular with
modern job seekers and hiring managers.
– Sample One
– Sample Two
– Sample Three