Choosing the Best Resume Format

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Choosing-the-Best-Resume-Format Choosing the Best Resume Format


Choosing the Best Resume Format

If you’ve learned to write a resume more than 10 years ago, you may think, “I did not know that there were different formats.” This is because most of the workers were fairly predictable until recently: they remained in the same company throughout their careers – or at least in the same area. Few people have changed careers, and they certainly have not changed careers that make up three to five times as many workers today.

Everyone learned how to write a chronological CV, because it made sense. And it is still a usable format for many people, but there is a whole new world of possibilities. The following is an overview of common formats and a list of the most useful formats.

Chronological CVs

These are still the most commonly used CVs – first, because most people apply for jobs that are relatively similar to the position they are currently taking, and secondly, because this is the most frequently taught curriculum vitae. Chronological CVs are perfect for illustrating your growth in a field of employment and climbing the career ladder.

Use this format if you:

o Apply for a position in the same field.

o Apply for a promotion at the same company.

To format a resume like this:

o Begin with your goal by listing a particular job that you’re interested in or a section of interests that lists some of your most marketable strengths.

o Next is the section experience or work experience. List your jobs, employment data, and important tasks in reverse chronological order.

o Third, add your education (assuming you have not been to school for at least five years and have since built your career) and add any special education or certification you have received.

o Complete the process with a list of additional skills that describes skills that may not be directly related to the job you are applying for but have the same characteristics (superior computer skills, foreign languages, etc.).

Functional CVs

Functional resumes are the second most popular format because they can be used to highlight and hide specific elements. This format is great for highlighting abilities and unique abilities. Good or bad, it does not underline the jobs you have done. Therefore, make sure you understand this before you create a functional resume.

Use this format if you:

o Careers or fields change.

o Re-entering the workplace after an absence (to stay home with children, a disease, etc.).

o Young and entering the world of work for the first time.

To format a resume like this:

o Start with your goal or interest section. This is especially important in a functional resume that can contain information from different areas or careers.

o Next, list all your experiences under different headings. For example: Sales Experience covers everything you’ve done in sales – from all your jobs. Organizational experience includes everything you’ve ever done in this category, etc.

o Third, the actual employment category. In reverse chronological order, indicate your employer, date of employment and title. Do not enter tasks – all good things are already listed above.

o Add your education area now.

o Finish with your Additional Skills section.

Technical CV

As the name implies, a technical resume is ideal for drawing attention to the technical skills of a jobseeker – an extremely valuable asset in the market today. Properly done, it also highlights the stability.

Use this format if you:

Apply for a technical position and have a lot of experience.

To format a resume like this:

o Start with a profile section that lists your strengths and abilities.

o Next, add a Experience section that lists your jobs and associated responsibilities in reverse chronological order. (As technical formats are based on the technical industry, it is assumed that you do not need to hide any occupational gaps or changes.)

o Include your education section below and add additional training, certificates, courses and more.


Many people use “resume” and “resume” interchangeably. Technically, however, a CV is used specifically in the academic and research field. It is a format that emphasizes the experience in teaching, publishing and research.

Use a CV if you:

o Application for an academic or research office.

To format a resume like this:

o Start with your education – even if you have not gone to school for years. In reverse chronological order, you list your degrees, where they were acquired, your study or research areas, and your thesis topics.

o Next, in reverse chronological order, list your “Practica” section (for educators with degrees in psychology and research) or “Teaching” (for academic resumes). Both correspond to the experience or work experience sections of most CVs of jobseekers. If you need both a practice and a lesson, first list the practice session.

o Thirdly, list your research section (if applicable). Discuss which projects you have worked on, under whose supervision you have worked, what research results you have achieved and what other highlights you have gained from your experience.

o Next, add the Publication section that lists the journals in which your work has been published.

o Finish the process with a membership area, followed by an honors or awards area.