Session 6

Resume Introduction
Edit your resume



Let's Start With Format

There are several types of resumes:
  • Chronological
  • Functional
  • Combination
  • Non-traditional
  • Infographic
Blank sheets of paper


  • The chronological format is the most commonly used format.
  • It is ideal for most job seekers because it presents their qualifications and experience in a logical way.
  • This type of resume lists the work history in reverse-chronological order, from most recent to oldest.
  • However, if you have gaps in your work history or frequently change jobs, you should avoid using this type of resume.
Example of a chronological resume


  • This type of resume is ideal for people who do not have extensive experience in the field they are applying for.
  • Consider using this format if you want to avoid highlighting that you have not stayed at one job for very long.
  • Typically, this format is organized by categories based on skills or qualifications. Under each category, specific examples of projects, tasks, and assignments are listed to demonstrate that you possess those skills.
  • However, it is worth noting that this format is disliked by some recruiters.
Example of a functional resume


  • A combination resume offers the best of both worlds.
  • This format is a good compromise for those who want to avoid a traditional chronological resume due to unrelated jobs or employment gaps.
  • It is broken down into two parts: skills and qualifications are listed first, followed by employment timeline/history in reverse-chronological order.
Example of a combination resume


  • A non-traditional resume allows you to showcase your creative abilities and expertise in greater detail.
  • Consider the industry and job you areapplying for before creating this resume type.
  • Use this format if you are applying for a creative or artistic role, a job that requires work samples, or want to display specific skills that cannot be listed in a traditional resume.


  • An infographic resume can be beneficial if you're applying for a creative role, showcasing specific achievements in a creative way, or differentiating yourself from other candidates.
  • This format contains different colors, typefaces, and pictures and allows you to display your design skills.

Parts of a Resume

Personal Info
Executive Summary (optional)
Skills / Expertise
Professional Experience
Awards & Achievements

Skills Deconstructed

Functional / Transferable Skills

(From 8 Stories)


(What you know)

    Self-Management Traits

    (How you carry yourself)

      Functional/Transferable Skills

      • These components make up the most basic parts of your profile.
      • The apex represents the most advanced and complex skills, with simpler skills at the bottom.
      • It's assumed that for each higher skill, you must also be able to perform all the skills listed below it.
      • However, on your resume, you should claim the highest skill possible, as having a higher level of functional/transferable skill means less competition.
      Tiered 3D pyramid