Combination Resume
Highlight Skills, Accomplishments
and Work History.

A combination resume combines the reverse chronological and functional resume styles into one style. With this style, you get the "best of both worlds."

First, this type of resume outlines your skills and experience, as with a functional resume. Then, like the reverse chronological resume, you list your work experience in reverse chronological order, which many employers want to see.

When to use a combination resume…

The difference between a reverse chronological resume and a functional resume is that one focuses on work history (reverse chronological) and the other focuses on specific skills (functional).

In many cases, the reverse chronological resume and the functional resume can be of equal benefit on the same resume.

If you want to focus on both work history and on specific skills, this is an excellent choice. It highlights skills relevant to the job in addition to a chronological work history.

There are two main sections.

Career Summary

This section can be titled Career Summary, Summary of Qualifications, or something similar. This section specifies your skills or experience that are related to the job you are seeking.

Work Experience

The second section can be titled Work Experience, Job History, or something similar. In this section, you will list your work history in reverse chronological order.

If your education information is not covered in the functional section, add an education section, followed by any other sections that showcase your qualifications.

Choose the style that does the best job showing the employer that you are qualified for the job. Read more about the reverse chronological resume and the functional resume to assist you in making your decision.

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