Common Resume Blunders to Avoid
Kim Isaacs | Monster Resume Expert
6. Using a Functional Resume When You Have a Good Career History
It irks hiring managers not to see the career progression and impact you made at each position. Unless you have an emergency situation, such as virtually no work history or excessive job-hopping, avoid the functional resume format.
The modified chronological format, or combination resume, is often the most effective. Here’s the basic layout:
• Header (name, address, email address, phone number).
• Lead with a strong profile section detailing the scope of your experience and areas of proficiency.
• Reverse chronological employment history emphasizing achievements over the past 10 to 15 years.
• Education (new grads may put this at the top).