Purpose: A resume is a document that introduces your skills and qualifications to potential employers. The goal is to get an interview.
Think like an employer – what relevant skills and abilities do you have that the employer is seeking?
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Types of Resumes
- Chronological – presents your education and work experience in a straightforward, reverse chronological order (most recent first). If the majority of your work experience is related to your stated job objective, this style can be effective.
- Functional – A functional resume differs from a chronological resume by concentrating on your skills that relate to your stated objective rather than on the jobs you have had. A functional resume is particularly effective if your work experience has not been closely related to your job objective, if you are changing careers or if you are seeking a promotion. In this format, you elaborate on the skills necessary to perform the desired job and how you have demonstrated those same skills in a different type of job.
- Combination – Sometimes a combination format will adequately suit a jobseeker’s needs. This can, for example, help to highlight both a chronological employment history while simultaneously highlighting some outstanding skills and achievements.
Key Elements of a Resume
- Key Elements of a Resume include and are dependent upon the focus of your job search:
- Personal Contact Information (Name, E-mail, Phone)
- Objective or Professional Summary
- Work and Related Experience
- Awards and Honors
Guides and Samples
- Professional Examples and Writing Tips – The Balance Careers
- Resume Templates – The Balance Careers
- Important Nursing Skills For Your Resume – The Balance Careers
- Resume & Interview Tips: Custom tailored for a career in Manufacturing – Webinar – PMG Inc.
This resume videos come from GCFGlobal – check out their step by step guide to developing your resume.