Resume formats and Work History Resumes

By: Job Seeker Coach  21-Jul-2014
Keywords: Job Search, Resume Writing, Interview Coaching

We are asked often about how a resume should look. The short answer is that there is no perfect resume model. However, there are several resume types that may be suitable for you: • Work history resume • Competency resume • Targeted resume A work history resume explains how your career has progressed and contains dates, positions, responsibilities and achievements. Your work history must start with your current position and work backwards. This format is suitable if you have a steady career progression and significant achievements in each position. It is easy to read and has no additional headings such as career objectives, personal attributes or competencies. Next week we will explain when a competency resume might be more suitable.

Keywords: Application Letters, Cover Letters, Curriculum Vitae, Interview Coaching, Job Search, Professional Resume Writing, Professional Resumes, Resume Preparation, Resume Service, Resume Writers, Resume Writing, Selection Criteria

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