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INTRODUCTION    THE BASICS    WHERE TO START?

    TYPES OF RESUMES:    Chronological    Functional    Combination

RESUME DO'S AND DON'TS    10 QUICK TIPS FOR RESUME SUCCESS    9 WORST RESUME MISTAKES
10 WAYS YOUR RESUME IRKS HIRING MANAGERS    DON'T MAKE THESE MISTAKES
    RESUME LINKS    STYLE TIPS

WHAT'S IN A NAME    CONTACT INFORMATION    WORK EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION & SKILLS


THE COMBINATION RESUME

A combined resume includes elements of both the chronological and functional formats. It may be a shorter chronology of job descriptions preceded by a short "Skills and Accomplishments" section (or with a longer Summary including a skills list or a list of "qualifications"); or, it may be a standard functional resume with the accomplishments under headings of different jobs held.

There are obvious advantages to this combined approach. It maximizes the advantages of both kinds of resumes, avoiding potential "turn-off" of either type. One disadvantage is that they tend to be longer resumes. Another is that they can tend to be repetitious - accomplishments and skills may have to be repeated in both the "functional" section and the "chronological" job descriptions.

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NAME    CONTACT INFO    EXPERIENCE

Name
Street, City, Province  Postal Code
Phone Number   Email

Job Objective (if including)

Very concisely state what job you would like next.

summary

  • Write three or four bullet statements that summarize why you would be good at your job objective.  Each statement should be no longer than two lines.
  • Your statements should highlight your relevant strengths such as experience, skills, community service, and personality traits.
  • Prioritize the statements in this section so the most relevant one comes first.

skills

KEY SKILL

  • Write two or more bullet statements about employment or volunteer activities in which you used this skill.
  • Quantify results of your accomplishments when possible and appropriate; refer to how you positively affected the organization, the bottom line, your boss, co-workers or customers.
  • Mention on-the-job awards or commendations you received that relate to your job objectives.
  • If you used this skill to solve problems, briefly describe the problems and results.

KEY SKILL

  • Write two or more bullet statements following the tips mentioned under the first Key Skill section.
  • Prioritize the statements under each Key Skill section so the most relevant one comes first.

WORK HIGHLIGHTS

  • Write two or more bullet statements about employment or volunteer activities.
  • Quantify results of your accomplishments when possible and appropriate; refer to how you positively affected the organization, the bottom line, your boss, co-workers or customers.
  • Mention on-the-job awards or commendations you received that relate to your job objectives.
  • If you used this skill to solve problems, briefly describe the problems and results.

EXPERIENCE

20xx-present        COMPANY NAME, City, Province
                              Job Title
                              Briefly describe duties and responsibilities

19xx-xx                  COMPANY NAME, City, Province
                              Job Title
                              Briefly describe duties and responsibilities

19xx-xx                  COMPANY NAME, City, Province
                              Job Title
                              Briefly describe duties and responsibilities

Education

Degree, Major (if relevant) 20xx
School, City, Province

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Organization, Position Held, 20xx-present
Organization, Position Held, 20xx-xx

 

REFERENCES

Work Reference, Company, Position, Phone Number and/or email address
Work Reference, Company, Position, Phone Number and/or email address
Work Reference, Company, Position, Phone Number and/or email address
School Reference, School, Position, Phone Number and/or email address
Community Service Reference, Organization, Position, Phone Number and/or email address