Job Resume Format Guide

By: Aseriah Jordan
When it comes to formatting your resume you have tokeep in mind which format best suites your work experience. There are only twotypes of formats that you need to choose from and they are Chronological resumeformat and Functional resume format.Chronological Format
  • Objective
  • Summary
  • Experience
  • Education
The main purpose of a chronological resume is thatit presents all the jobs you have had, in detail, in chronological order. Thisformat is effective when your career has proceeded in a steady, straight-lineprogression. That is, if you have consistently moved to a better and better job,with no significant periods of unemployment. Also if you have been in more orless the same field, so that your career has been a logical progression towardsthe job you are applying for now.

Remember not everyone will fit in the chronologicalresume format quide lines. For instance, if you are reentering the workforceafter a period of unemployment, long-term disability, raising children, or adivorce, then a chronological resume will draw attention to the gap in yourcareer. In this case a Functional format would be much more suitable. Functional Format
  • Objective
  • Accomplishments
  • Capabilities
  • Employment
  • Education
In a functional format resume you will be drivingmore attention towards your skills and/or your accomplishments rather than yourprevious employment. The idea is to take your achievements and capabilities outof your experience section and put them together in Achievements andCapabilities sections. This focuses the employer's attention on what you can do(and have done), rather than where, or when you've worked.In SummaryThere you have it. It isn't hard to choose betweenone format or the other you simply decide on which one will make you look thebest in an employer's eyes . If you need help in writing a professional looking resumehead on over to Or if you already have a resume you can Post if for FREE at shibaresumes.com/hotresumes

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