Types of Resumes

Find out why career changers and those with spotty employment records might benefit from a good resume. There is the different type of resumes:


The chronological resume is organized by job titles with the most recent position listed first.


The functional resume rearranges employment history into sections that highlight areas of skill and accomplishment.


A resume (chronological or functional) formatted to read well when scanned and searched by optical scanning systems. For responding to Internet job postings or to large employers with automated applicant tracking systems.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Includes a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, and other details.

The CV has more detail about the background and skills. A CV as a resume should include your name, contact information, education, skills and experience.

A resume is a document containing a summary or listing of relevant job experience and education, usually for the purpose of securing a new job. Often the resume is the first item a potential employer encounters regarding the job seeker, and therefore a large amount of importance is often ascribed to it.

Traditionally, resumes or CVs have been, like careers themselves, oriented towards what a person has accomplished so far. In most contemporary career consulting the trend is to fashion the document towards what that person can accomplish in a particular job going forward. This is sometimes called a Targeted Resume.

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