Which Resume Format is Best for Your Resume?

Guest Post by Conrad Benz

There isn’t one perfect way to write a resume. The best resumes are tailored to compliment a candidate’s individual strengths and give them the greatest chance of getting an interview.

One good way for job seekers to create a resume that gives them the best chance of landing an interview is to pick a suitable resume format. The right resume format shines a spotlight on their qualifications, while simultaneously de-emphasizing the weaker parts of their resume.

However, the right resume format depends on a job seeker’s level of experience, work history, skills, and education.

There are three main resume formats employed by job seekers today, and each serves a different function. Those formats include the:

  1. Chronological resume (the most standard format)
  2. Combination resume
  3. Functional resume

However, few job seekers understand the differences between each format, let alone know how to select the best one for them.

To help such job seekers, Resume Genius has designed an easy-to-follow infographic that breaks down the three primary resume formats, what makes each unique, and who should use them. Whether you’re a fresh job seeker or a seasoned professional, this infographic can quickly help you learn how to best format your resume and attract more job opportunities.

Author Bio:

Conrad Benz is a Digital Media Specialist & Resume Expert at Resume Genius, where he helps countless job-seekers craft standout resumes and launch their careers.

His career expertise has been cited by numerous publications, such as GlassdoorResume Library, and Typsy.