Types of Resumes Used for Applying to Jobs

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basic types of resume that you can use as per the situation

There are basic 7 types of resumes used to make an application for job openings. Depending on your personal conditions you can choose from chronological, functional, combination or targeted resume.

Below are the different types of resumes to use to apply for jobs along with examples.

Chronological Resume

A chronological resume starts by listing your work historical past, with the most recent position listed very first. Your jobs are listed in invert chronological order with your current, or even most recent job, first.

Employers usually prefer this type of resume because it’s simple to see what jobs you have kept and when you have worked at all of them.

This type of resume works well for job seekers having a strong, solid work history.

Sample Chronological Resume
Sample Chronological Resume

Functional Resume

A practical resume focuses on your skills as well as experience, rather than on your chronological function history. It is used most often through people who are changing careers or that have gaps in their employment history.

Sample Functional Resume
Sample Functional Resume

Combination Resume

A combination resume lists your skills and also experience first. Your employment background is listed next. With this type of resume you can highlight the skills you have which are relevant to the job you are applying for, as well as provide the chronological work history which employers prefer.

Sample Combination Resume
Sample Combination Resume

Resume With Profile:

A job application with a profile section includes a overview of an applicant’s skills, experiences along with goals as they relate to a specific work.

Sample Resume with Profile
Sample Resume with Profile

Targeted Resume

A targeted resume is one that is customised specifically to feature the experience and skills you have that is relevant to the job you are applying for. It will likely take more work to write the targeted resume than to just click to use with your existing resume.

However, it can be well worth the effort, especially when applying for work that are a perfect match for your skills and experience.

Sample Targeted Resume
Sample Targeted Resume

Mini Resume

A mini resume contains a brief summary of your profession highlights qualifications. It can be used for social networking purposes or shared upon demand from a prospective employer or reference author who may want an overview of your achievements, rather than a full length resume.

Sample Mini Resume
Sample Mini Resume

Non-traditional Resume

A non-traditional resume is a web-based version of the resume that may include photos, images, images, graphs and other visuals.

Sample Non Traditional Resume
Sample Non Traditional Resume

Now that you know different types of Resume, choose the best that serves the purpose.

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