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Chronological resumes are most commonly used, and they are a good option for professionals with 2+ years of relevant work experience. Functional resumes are less common but good for people with little to no work experience or who operate in the gig/freelance economy. Finally, the combination resume is an option for professionals who have extensive work experience or less relevant work experience.
Learn more and read our article: Best resume formats
In general: if you are applying for a job within the U.S. or for a U.S.-based organization, use a resume template. When applying for a job within Europe or for a European organization, use a CV template.
Learn more about the differences: Resume vs. CV
In this resume, work experience is presented in “reverse chronological” order (newest to oldest). It showcases your most recent work experience and accomplishments.
Learn more about the chronological resume.
Download Link: resume-template_chronological.docx
This resume focuses on skills rather than traditional jobs. It’s a good option if you don’t have formal work experience or if you’ve worked many diverse jobs.
Learn more about the functional resume.
Download Link: resume-template_functional.docx
In this resume, you will have a summary of your skills at the top, followed by your work experience in reverse chronological order.
Learn more about the combination resume.
Download Link: resume-template_combination.docx
CVs are similar to resumes but are more commonly used in Europe and Africa.
Download Link: cv-template.docx
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