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What are the 3 types of resume

There are 3 standard types of resume. It is important to pick the right one for your situation to give you the best chance of being invited in for an interview. The 3 types are: Chronological, Functional and Hybrid.


This type of resume lists your work experience in order starting with the most recent. It is best when your work history is closely related to the job you are applying for. This type of resume is generally preferred by recruiters because it requires less guess work for them. It also shows your skills in context so they can see your career progression.


This type of resume emphasizes qualifications and accomplishments in place of specific jobs. It is best at highlighting skills. Functional resumes can be used to minimize career gaps or to show experience from several different industries. Generally computerize Applicant Tracking Systems don't handle functional resumes well.


This type of resume puts skills first before your work history. It is best at highlighting a mix of relevant skills and experience. This is probably the best resume format for most people because you get the benefits of a chronological and functional resume.

A Career Coach can help you pick the best resume type for your situation.

You might also be interested in reading: How to create a good resume.