Different Types of Resumes
Functional versus Chronological Resumes
There are two distinct resume styles:
- Functional Resumes
- Chronological Resumes
A chronological resume is one of the most popular resume styles and lists employment dates (most recent first). A functional resume does not include the employment chronology but lists your major roles and/or abilities. For example, marketing or managing might be major headings in a functional resume. Depending on your work experiences and/or work history, either one may be preferable in your situation. One of our resume writing specialists can assist you in making that determination.Resume PricesJob Boards
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- Custom-written Functional Resumes
- Custom-written Chronological Resumes
Our professional resume writers can also create highly detailed chronological resumes for clients after an extensive interview. Our professional resume writers can tackle everything from entry-level resumes to senior management professional resumes.
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Resume Phrases to Avoid
Many functional and chronological resumes feature an over-proliferation of words and phrases that distract from your key qualities and/or responsibilities. Over-use of the following can detract from the overall cover letter and/or resume message:
- Detail Oriented
- Responsible for
- Team Player
While all of these words and phrases are seemingly positive, they are truly over-used. If everyone is detail oriented, how does your resume compare if your detail oriented like everybody else? The resume writers at Snap Editing will write a resume for you that proves your detail oriented without writing detail oriented in multiple locations throughout your resume. Isn't that excellent?
Which resume type do you recommend?
Most of the time a chronological resume is the best option, However, a functional resume may be the most prudent choice if you have changed jobs frequently or if you have a large number of skills that are highly transferable into other careers.
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