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.

Chronological Format

  • 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

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Functional Format

  • 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

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