Back to the Basics There are three widely used resume formats today. The first, and most common, is reverse chronological order. It highlights your work history (when, what and where) Second, functional or skill-based, which focus more on what you can do not where or when you did it. Third is hybrid, commonly known as combination, because it takes the advantages of both a functional and reverse chronological order formats.
Hybrid / CombinationStrengths You highlight the skills that the employer wants List job details in reverse chronological order (preferred)WeaknessesLike functional formats, it is frowned uponbecause it lacks forthrightnessWho is it for?Entry Level, Seasoned Professionals, Ex-Military, Those with Employment Gaps, Multi-levelJobs
Length 1-2 pages If you are a professor, inventor or scientist a Curriculum Vitae is what you will need to compile. C.V. are much longer.
Layout White Space is important on the resume. It allows the eyes to focus and to not over stimulate the reader. Use Bullet Points Font Not too large, not too small Consistent throughout Not too fancy
Header Name Permanent Address Phone Number Create a clean, professional voicemail. Email Address Keep it professional! No email@example.com