Resume Examples Listed by Style

What type of resume should you use when you're applying for jobs? There are several different styles of resumes used to apply for job openings. Depending on your employment history, resume options include chronological, functional, combination, or targeted resumes. There are also non-traditional resumes in a digital or web-based format that some job seekers use.

Here's information on each resume style such as when to use which type, how to format your resume, which style of resume will make the best impression, and examples of each style of resume.

Resume Styles

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There are several different types of resumes you can use to apply for job openings. Depending on your personal circumstances, choose a chronological, a functional, combination, or a targeted resume. More

Chronological Resume

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A chronological resume starts by listing your work history with your most recent position listed first. Your jobs are listed in reverse chronological order with your current, or most recent job, first, followed by your other jobs.


Combination Resume

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A combination resume lists your skills and experience first. Your employment history is listed next. With this type of resume you can highlight the skills you have that are relevant to the job you are applying for, and also provide a chronological work history.


Functional Resume

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A functional resume focuses on your skills and abilities, instead of on your chronological work history. It is typically used by job seekers who are changing careers or who have gaps in their employment history.


Resume With Headline

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A resume with a headline (also known as a resume title) includes a brief phrase at the top that highlights your value as a candidate.


Resume With Profile or Summary

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A resume with a profile statement includes a two or three sentence summary of your skills, experiences and goals as they relate to a specific job opening.


Targeted Resume

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A targeted resume is a resume that is customized so that it specifically highlights the experience and skills you have that are relevant to the job you are applying for.


Mini Resume

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A mini resume contains a brief summary of your career highlights and qualifications. It can be used for networking purposes or shared upon request from a prospective employer or reference writer who may want an overview of your accomplishments, rather than a full length resume.


Nontraditional Resume

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Nontraditional resumes include infographics, online portfolios, video resumes, personal career-focused websites and blogs, social resumes.


Resume Samples and Templates

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Review more resume samples for a variety of employment situations. These sample resumes and templates provide job seekers with examples of resume formats that will work for almost every job seeker. More