There are three main types of résumés: chronological, functional and combination. While all contain the same basic elements, they play to different strengths and work experience. Use this advice to use each type in the right situation.
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You’ve probably seen references to customizing your résumé to each job you apply for, as it’s one relatively easy way to increase your chances of standing out as a candidate. What exactly does that mean, though? Here are suggestions for four major components of most résumés.
People who have gaps in employment due to incarceration can have a tough time writing an effective résumé. Here are some tips that can help.