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Resume Samples

 

Chronological Resume

A chronological resume lists your job experience beginning with the most recent position and ending with your earliest position. Typically, chronological resumes include personal information such as name and contact information, career objective, professional experience, relevant career accomplishments, professional affiliations, education, awards, and references. View three sample chronological resumes below:

Chronological Resume Example 1
Chronological 1

Chronological Resume Example 2
Chronological 2

Chronological Resume Example 3
Chronological 3

Functional Resume

A functional resume is best used in situations where specific skills and accomplishments gained through experience or other qualifications will demonstrate your competency. This resume is ideal for those with limited work experience in the particular field in which they are applying. Typically functional resumes include personal information such as name and contact information, career objective, professional experience, relevant career accomplishments, professional affiliations, education, awards, and references. View one of the three samples below:

Functional Resume Example 1
Functional 1

Functional Resume Example 2
Functional 2

Functional Resume Example 3
Functional 3

Combination Resume

A combination resume, sometimes called a hybrid resume, contains elements of both a functional and a chronological resume. A combination resume is best used by those who want to draw attention to specific skills or proficiencies while still providing detailed information about their employment history. Like a functional resume, a combination resume often lists and describes skill sets; like a chronological resume, a combination resume provides a detailed account of someone’s job history in reverse-chronological order. 

This resume also includes the other components of functional or chronological resumes: name and contact information, career objective, professional experience, relevant career accomplishments, professional affiliations, education, awards, and references. View the sample below:

Combination Resume Example 1
Combination 1

Federal Resume

A federal resume includes many of the same components as a standard resume: name and contact information, career objective, professional experience, relevant career accomplishments, professional affiliations, education, awards, and references. However, this resume is considerably longer than resumes used to apply for employment opportunities in the private sector. A federal resume also contains various components not included in a typical chronological, functional, or combination resume, including the vacancy announcement number, salary expectations, veteran status, and citizenship status. Additionally, a federal resume should include contact information for prior supervisors, hours worked per week and salary history. Finally, a federal resume must include a thorough description of past job duties with performance-related statistics to highlight how you had a quantifiable positive impact in your previous positions. View one of the three samples below:

Federal Resume Example 1
Federal 1

Federal Resume Example 2
Federal 2

Federal Resume Example 3
Federal 3


Please note that names and contact information used in these samples are completely fictitious and have been used for the purposes of providing realistic samples.

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