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    Résumé 101: Which Résumé Type Is Right for You?

    There are three main types of résumés: chronological, functional and combination. While all contain the same basic elements, they play to different strengths and work experience.

    Résumé Type       Reasons to Use It
    Chronological
    • Traditional form
    • Some employers may expect it
    Functional
    • Groups jobs by the skills you acquired in each one
    • Draws attention away from any gaps in your resume
    Combination
    • Describes your career if you’ve had different kinds of jobs.
    • Summarizes and focuses a particularly long work history

    Sample Résumés

    Download examples of each résumé type by clicking the links below. Use them as a guide for creating your own document.

    Jonathan Miller
    is GII’s GoodProspects for Credentials to Careers Digital Communications Specialist.
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