- Use if your education and/or experience closely relates to your career goals.
- Lists education and work experience in reverse chronological order (most recent information in each section first).
- Most commonly used resume format.
- Puts greater emphasis on SKILLS and less on work history or educational background.
- Effective when work experience does not show a direct relationship to the job or when there are significant gaps in experience.
- Shows a short skills summary.
- Maintains use of reverse chronological order for education and experience sections.
Scannable resumes (example)
- Many employers using this method to store the large number of resumes they receive.
- Use keywords or phrases applicable to the career field or related to the job applying for.
- Use a standard font style sized between 10-12 points. Avoid decorative fonts.
- Do not use italics or underlining. Use boldface for emphasis.
- Avoid graphics and shading.
- Use asterisks (*) instead of bullets.
- Do not double space between sections.
- Resume should be an original, printed on white paper. Do not fold or staple.