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How to pick the right resume format?

Chronological? Functional? Combined? Which one is right for you?

Tomas Ondrejka avatar
Written by Tomas Ondrejka
Updated over a week ago

There are three dominant resume formats in use today. Each of them serves a different purpose.

  • Chronological resume format. Probably the best choice for most experienced professionals. Revolves mainly around the candidate’s current and past professional experiences.

  • Functional resume format. Great for fresh graduates or anyone switching careers. Emphasizes skills instead of experience.

  • Combined resume format. As the name suggests, it’s a combination of the previous two. Requires a good understanding of what you want to achieve with your resume.

To choose which one suits you the best, simply follow this handy flowchart:

To find more information about each resume format, check our article.

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