When writing your resume, you should consider the various style and formatting options.
The main resume formats are functional, skills-based, chronological, and imaginative.
Functional Resume Style * Most commonly used resume style.
* Highlights previous work experience.
Skills-based Resume Style * Best for those who have gained experience through different, unrelated jobs and/or other types of work such as academic courses, volunteer activities, and personal activities.
Chronological Resume Style * Conservative
* Best for individuals who are seeking employment opportunities that are
similar to past positions. * Starts with the present or most recent job and progresses backward in time.
Imaginative Resume Style * Best for individuals seeking creative positions such as graphic design, landscape architecture, or creative writing.
* Including color graphics is acceptable.
Your resume should include this information:
* Name, address, and phone number
* Work experience
This information is optional, but may be appropriate or useful in some cases:
* Activities and honors
* References and portfolios
* Job-related courses