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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.



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      Jorja 2 years ago

      YMMD with that anwsre! TX

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      Catzgendron 5 years ago from North Chelmsford

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

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      Catzgendron 5 years ago from North Chelmsford

      Thank you for your kind comments.

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      CreateSquidoo 5 years ago

      Thank you for posting a great information about Resumes.

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