Is Your Resume Outdated?
If you are looking to create an effective resume, there are two different types of resume formats you should consider: a chronological resume and a functional resume.
It is totally up to you which resume format you would like to use but you will want to choose the one that most effectively represents your previous experiences. My suggestion would be to have two just in case the hiring manager prefers chronological or the functional.
Chronological resumes are pretty easy to read and use a logical flow. Chronological resumes highlight career growth and the details of each position and draw attention to impressive titles and employers.
A chronological resume organizes your previous experience in reverse chronological order so that your most recent position is listed first. This type of format enhances your job titles and employers, as well as your dates of employment with each employer. Your responsibilities and accomplishments should be described in detail for each individual position.
What you want to do is highlight specific key qualifications which have been shown through a variety of work-related accomplishments. With a functional resume, skills do not have to be in order, but instead can be presented in order of relevance to the job for which you are applying.
Functional resumes allow you to organize your resume by skills as opposed to chronological order. This allows recruiters or hiring managers to make sense of their work history by matching up skills and accomplishments from different jobs that might otherwise be overlooked by an employer in a more traditional chronological formatted resume.
Whichever resume you choose, be sure that you are comfortable with the format and that it portrays a good clear picture of your career!