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

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Chapter 4
Step One: Choose the Right Resume Format
In This Chapter
◆ Why choose a chronological format?
◆ When to use a functional resume
◆ How to create a combination resume
◆ How a curriculum vitae differs from a resume
You’ve probably heard the real estate adage: “location, location, location.” In resume writing, the adage is “format, format, format.” The format of your resume is so crucial that it can make or break your chances for a job interview. The right format will immediately tell the reader you’re a top-notch candidate for the job.
 
The three basic resume formats are chronological, functional, and combination. This chapter covers the guidelines and shows you templates for these three formats. It also discusses resume formats ...

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