ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Resumes - Descriptions and Examples

Updated on March 28, 2012
Step by step instructions to improve your resume and impress potential employers
Step by step instructions to improve your resume and impress potential employers | Source

It's a jungle out there right now. The streets are busy, people running here and there applying for this job and that job. Most wind up empty handed and don't know why. Well, maybe it's the resume. How a resume is presented, the form, style and layout can make the difference between a second and third interview. You want to WOW them from the get go.

Below I'm listing five resume types, their descriptions and I will offer a little insight. Let be begin by giving you the five types. Chronological, Functional, Combination, Targeted & Mini. First though, the top middle on all resumes should include your name, address, city, state, zip, phone, cell and e-mail address.

Chronological: Starts by listing your current or last job first, then to job prior to that and so on. You basically are going backwards, 5,4,3,2,1. Employers like this type of resume because it gives then your work history right off the bat. At a glance they can see where you've work, the time line. This shows solid work history. Then continue onto your achievements and awards and education. Below that add the computer knowledge re: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Spreadsheets and Data Input.

Functional: This highlights your experience in specific realms, such as Excel, Word, Power Point. This type of resume works good if you changing careers or have lapses between jobs. Then continue onto your achievements and awards and education. Below that add the computer knowledge re: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Spreadsheets and Data Input.

Combination: With this resume you list your experience and skills first then list your current job, as above in Chronological, 5,4,3,2,1. Showing the solid work history indicates you are a responsible person. When listing your skills be sure to touch on those that would be relevant in the position you are applying for. Then continue onto your achievements and awards and education.

Targeted: This type highlights the experience and skills you have that are specific to the job you are applying for. Then continue onto your achievements and awards and education. Below that add the computer knowledge re: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Spreadsheets and Data Input.

Mini: This gives a brief run down highlighting experience, skills and qualifications. Some employers would rather have a brief outline than a complete resume.



Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image

      Shashi 

      4 years ago

      Can anyone recnmmeod the best free online classifieds sites besides Craigslist?I am looking for some pretty good online classifieds sites that offer free posting. I already use Craigslist, but am looking for something similar. I do searches, but always come up with sites that it looks like no one ever goes to. Any suggestions with links would be great.

    • profile image

      Jorja 

      4 years ago

      YMMD with that anwsre! TX

    • Catzgendron profile imageAUTHOR

      Catzgendron 

      7 years ago from North Chelmsford

      Thank you for the information. I will add those to this hub.

    • Catzgendron profile imageAUTHOR

      Catzgendron 

      7 years ago from North Chelmsford

      Thank you for your kind comments.

    • CreateSquidoo profile image

      CreateSquidoo 

      7 years ago

      Thank you for posting a great information about Resumes.

    • NeilsHotDeals profile image

      NeilsHotDeals 

      7 years ago from New York

      Martin Yate's books are much better

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)