Types of Resumes
Your resume can be presented in 1 of 3 main arrangements--chronological,
functional, or a combination of the two.
- Chronological: Education and experience are
listed in chronological order, usually from the most recent
to the earliest. This format is excellent for those with
a solid work history or who want to highlight their current
- Functional: Great for highlighting transferable
skills rather than work history, and particularly appropriate
when you have gaps in your work history. View
- Combination: Combining the best elements of
both the chronological and functional resume, this approach
groups qualifications in patterns of accomplishments or
skills. It's especially effective for career-changers.
Don't know where to start? Try the resume builder at Monster.com.
You'll have to register first, but it's free.
If writing a resume still seems impossible, consider hiring
a professional to write it for you. The fee varies widely
depending on your location and the complexity of the resume;
expect to pay between $175 and $1000.