A chronological resume starts by listing out your work
history, beginning with your most recent position first
and continuing in reversechronological order.
To supplementeach position listed, key
accomplishmentsand qualificationsare included.
An Education section follows, including the schools
you attended and when, degree(s) earned, your
major(s)/minor(s), and any honorsorawards received.
For new grads: list Education first, then Experience. In
addition, you will typically also include a Skills section
which will include computer skills, laboratory skills or
languages spoken, etc..
A functional resume focuses more on the skills you
have acquired rather than a listing of positions you
Functional resumes usually highlighta few keyareas of
experience and list responsibilities and
accomplishments foreach experience area.
These skill clusters should be specific and filled with
lots of context, as well as targeted to the jobs you are
A combination resume is a hybrid of chronological and
Professional skill clusterswith accomplishmentsare
listed first, followed by a work history section in
The work history section need only be your job titles
held, name and location of the companies, and your
You do not need to listwhatyou did ateach job
because that information is already included in your