After a thirty (30) second glance lots of resumes get thrown into wastebasket. One of reasons this happens is because resume writer has failed to use appropriate resume format.
Each individual has different work experiences and objectives. You may have gaps in your work history. You may be changing careers or have had jobs progressively in same field.
You need to choose a format that is to your advantage and shows you as best candidate for job.
Here are two (2) main resume formats used. Decide which is best for you.
1. The Chronological Resume Format:
Objective Summary Experience Education References
The chronological resume format is most popular format used by persons, especially those who write their own resume. However, itís not for everyone.
This resume format is for you if;
you have constantly moved to better and better jobs; all your jobs have been in same field (more or less); you have no significant periods of unemployment. From information above, should your resume format be a chronological one? If your answer is yes then youíre good to go. If however your answer is no then following format is for you.
2. The Functional Resume Format:
Objective Accomplishments Capabilities Employment History Education References