On this page you will find samples and tips that will help you in developing your own resume and job-search correspondence. Generally, resumes are organized chronologically or functionally. You can also combine the two formats, but for the sake of simplicity we will provide examples of a chronological resume and a functional resume only. Use the format that best presents your strengths in a clear manner. Remember to follow the tips on the Job & Career Center main page.
- This format is most familiar to employers
- Best for job candidates with relevant experience for the position
- Presents your education and experience in reverse chronological order
- Lists job title, date, organization, location and brief description of jobs
Click the link to see a sample of a chronological resume in a new browser tab or window.
- Focuses attention on areas of skill necessary for success in the position
- May be better for candidates with minimal work experience
- Highlights your skills and accomplishments rather than your work history
Click the link to see a sample of a functional_resume in a new browser tab or window.