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The best resume format to use is the
combination resume. This resume format is not
chronological nor functional. It combines both! It
is extremely flexible and allows you to use
strategies in a way that would normally be
considered wrong.
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The difference between the combination format and the chronological
format is that the chronological format resume is very easy to follow The
hiring manager will typically start to read the chronological resume at the
bottom of the work history or professional experience section (heading
depends on your career level) and will continue reading his or her way up
towards the top to trace your career history If there are employment
gaps, it will be obvious because it is difficult to hide breaks in employment
using this resume format This is why most hiring managers prefer the
chronological resume format It is easy to read and leaves little to the

This can be a great advantage (marketing tool) if you have been in the
same type of position because it shows continuity and progression in
your industry But what happens when you've held different types of
positions across several industries? Some reasons for gaps in
employment or holding too many/unrelated jobs include raising children,
caring for a family member, illness, returning to college, corporate
downsizing or merger, joining the military, and difficulty finding work for
long stretches of time because of a tight job market or weak resume!
Hey, things happen ThatA's life! You canA't worry about the past ItA's
time to think about the future So, the first thing you will need to do is toss
your old resume

It will not help you to change your career ItA's time to make a fresh start!
First, create a resume that clearly indicates at the top what type of
position you are seeking Include a career summary section that
highlights where you've been in your career, being careful to only mention
what would be of most interest to this particular company Emphasize
your transferable experience and skills that match the qualifications of the

position (if there is a job ad, study it and do your best to make a
connection between the position's requirements and what you've done
Do not use the exact wording!)

Use a keywords section to list transferable skills so the reader can find
them immediately This is also important if the company uses resume
scanning technology This will ensure your resume is retrieved from the
company's database in response to a keyword search Under your
Professional Experience section or Work History (again, depends on your
background), present your experience in functional sections such as
General Management, Sales Management, Staff Training and
Supervision, Budget Planning and Tracking , etc Take ALL of the
experience you've gained over the years and categorize it into
skill/functional areas that the new position requires

If the company is seeking someone to manage budgets, and you
managed budgets ten years ago and four years ago, but not in your last
two jobs, then list the collective experience under a Budget category
Continue this formula until each respective category has a minimum of
four bulleted sentences or two two-lined sentences to support the name
of the heading It is a good idea to have at least three categories to show
how well rounded you are resume templates free Below this section, list
the companies, locations, job titles, and dates You can either create a
separate section named Work History if you've already called the above
section Professional Experience, or simply list the section without a main
heading as part of the main section

It will be understood Or, you can start the section off with the company
names and dates followed by the functional categories In other words,
flip it The most common problem with this resume format is identifying
where your experience was gained But, that's the whole idea

If they are interested in what you can do, they will call you in for the
interview It is at that time you can explain the how, when, where, and
why of it all It will make for great conversation--which by the way, a job
interview should be A meeting between two people with a common
interest (the position) who engage in conversation in a professional
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