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Common Resume Blunders to Avoid

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:

Quiz: The Healthcare Interview Quiz

1. It's interview time! You arrive at your interview:

30 minutes early - you want to show your dedication to the job.
10 minutes early - But you were actually parked and ready to go in 20 minutes ago.
5 minutes late - You don't want to seem too eager.

• 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).

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