Chronological: Preferred format of many employers. Use this format if your most recent education and/or experience is related to your career goal.
Functional: A useful format as career changes. Functional categories reflect skill areas.
Scannable: Resumés go into a database sorted by key words for specific job openings. “Hits” or key words include: B.S./B.A./B.S.N. leadership, customer service, computer terms and management.
Things to remember:
- Keep typeface simple (under 12 pt. font)
- Use white paper
- Don't staple
- Use separate lines to record different information
- More than one page is acceptable