11 Resume Formats You Can Choose From

People keep asking me if there are any options related to creating and crafting Resumes.

Here are the Various Types which I have designed over the period of time.

The different kinds of Resumes can be categorised into the following brackets:

1. Chronological Resume
2. Functional Resume
3. Combination Resume
4. Targeted Resume
5. Mini Resume
6. Resume With Profile
7. Infographic Resume
8. LinkedIn Resume
9. Social Resume
10. Video Resume
11. Online Resume

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Chronological Resume

1. Most Popular Format
2. List your work history & most recent position.
3. Your jobs are listed in reverse chronological order with your current, or most recent job, first.
4. Employers typically prefer this type of resume because it’s easy to see what jobs you have held and when you have worked at them.
5. This type of resume works well for job seekers with a strong, solid work history.
6. Format that is accepted by the majority

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Functional Resume

1. Focuses only on your skills and experience
2. Used most often by people who are changing careers
3. Used by people who have gaps in their employment history
4. Recommended for those who have a very strong or specific skill set
5. Recommended for those who are asked to give a quick snapshot to a decision maker.

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Combination Resume

1. Lists your skills and experience first.
2. Your employment history is listed next.
3. With this type of resume you can highlight the skills you have that are relevant to the job you are applying for, and also provide the chronological work history that employers prefer.
4. Also includes personal details (however, what is included in this area can differ from country to country)

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Targeted Resume

1. Highlights the experience and skills you have that are relevant to the job you are applying for.
2. Takes more work, effort and time to write
3. Has to be very specific
4. Recommended for Industry Experts
5. Preferred format when asked by Decision Makers or Business Owners

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Mini Resume

1. Contains a brief summary of your career highlights qualifications.
2. Used for networking purposes
3. Recommended use for introductory purposes or to break the ice
4. Mostly used for networking purposes.

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Resume With Profile

1. Includes a summary of an applicant’s skills, experiences and goals as they relate to a specific job.
2. These kinds of resumes are very detailed and long drawn.
3. Mostly used and asked for Legal purposes like migration or by the law.

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Infographic Resume

1. An infographic resume uses visuals including images, photos, graphs, charts and other graphics to provide information about a job seeker.
2. Infographics can be shared with connections and prospective employers and pinned to Pinterest.
3. They are like traditional resumes in that they convey similar information such as contact information, previous work experience, and related skills.
4. However, infographic resumes convey this information in a highly visual format; for example, instead of listing previous work experience in chronological order, an infographic resume may display this information in an illustrated timeline.
5. An infographic’s unique blend of text and images can help job seekers stand out from other applicants.

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LinkedIn Resume

1. Using your LinkedIn profile as a resume is quick and easy, because LinkedIn does all the work for you.
2. Fill in your LinkedIn profile as completely as possible and you’ll have an online resume that you can download as a PDF, print and share via email.
3. One of the biggest benefits of using LinkedIn is that the visibility is primarily targeted to the Business / Corporate Community.

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Social Resume

1. Social resumes includes links to one’s social media pages.
2. Social resumes provide a more complex view of an applicant, and demonstrate the applicant’s fluency with social media.
3. You can link to your website from your Google+, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter pages and your other social media accounts, so you’re sure that prospective employers can view it.
4. You can also list the URL on your paper resume.
5. Recommended to send this Resume Digitally.

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Video Resume

1. A video resume is a short video created by job applicants to highlight their skills and experience.
2. This Resume format tests the Creative & Communicative side of the candidate.
3. Some video resumes include animated infographics and music as well. Because a video resume is usually quite brief (between one and five minutes), it is almost always supplemented by a traditional resume.

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Online Resume

1. This is my favorite format.
2. An online portfolio is a great option for showcasing your talent & uniqueness.
3. You can go wild and free with your creativity, format and presentation. The combinations are endless.
4. You can link everything together (social media channels) and give multiple options (Mini, Chronological, Detailed etc print out options)
5. You have a customized URL with your name
6. You have a customized email with your name and domain
7. Highly recommended if you are serious about your brand.

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