A resume highlights qualifications for employment including education, experience, skills, and other relevant information. The resume
is used by employers to determine potential interview candidates for specific opportunities. Tailor the resume to a specific career
opportunity and company. This is your chance to tell your story.

Basic types of resumes include:
Chronological-It is the most frequently used resume by new college graduates and people with continuous employment history. Chronological resumes list information in reverse chronological order (most recent items first) and give a brief account of education and experiences.

Functional-It focuses on an individual’s professional skills and most often is used by individuals whose education and experiences do
not match career objectives. A functional resume is used when there are noticeable gaps in experience. Skills are used as headings
followed by statements demonstrating accomplishments and utilization of skills.

Combination- It is a mix of chronological and functional resumes. Combination resumes list information in reverse chronological order
and focus on skills.

Scannable-A scannable resume is one that can be “read” by Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) and scanned for keywords and specific
information. Keyword searches focus on words used in the position description.

Information should be presented in the order that best supports the individual’s objective and enhances candidacy for career
opportunities. Do not hesitate to create headings specific to experiences. Resumes should stand out from other applicants’ documents;
do not use resume templates.

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