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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To The Perfect Resume by Susan Ireland

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The Best of Both: The Combination Format

You’ve considered the chronological and functional resume formats, but neither one is quite right for your situation. Here’s an idea: bring together the benefits of both to develop a combination format. Creating a combination resume is kind of like borrowing from two recipes to come up with a wonderful new entrée.
 
Let’s say your career transition fits the criteria for using a chronological resume, but you want to highlight your transferable skills the way a functional resume would. You could start with the chronological structure and then add skill subheadings under the job titles in your Professional Experience section. To see this concept in action, take a look at the following template, which represents ...

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