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Are you looking for great free resume examples? If so, you'll want to take time to explore all of the solid examples of resumes we have here in this section of the site.

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Example of one of the resume formats

Whether you're looking for example resumes in the traditional chronological format or the more focused functional resume format, we have resume samples that can help you learn what makes a great resume.

First, let's refresh our memories about the difference between a chronological and a functional resume format. We cover this in more detail elsewhere on the site, but here's a quick overview:

  • The Chronological Resume Format. This type of resume presents your job history and education strictly by date, with the most recent first.

  • The Functional Resume Format. This is also sometimes known as a skills resume or skills-based resume. It contains a summary of qualifications that is organized by education, experience, and skills. There is not much emphasis on specific employer work history.

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And here's the way distinguishes between them:

"Generally speaking, hiring managers prefer that employment data is provided with the most recent job listed first, followed by the next most recent, and so on. In that way, it's easy to see career progression from an entry-level position to a more senior status. It's also easy to detect gaps in dates of employment. These gaps lead some candidates to use a functional format instead.

Functional formats stress what skills you have, rather than where and when you used them. These formats are best for students who have just graduated from college and have little "real-world" experience, those who have been out of the workforce for long periods because they were raising children, and job seekers who are transitioning from one career or industry to another. However, sometimes combining a functional format with a reverse chronological format makes the most sense. These are called combination resumes."

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So, now that I've educated you a little on the different examples of resumes you'll find here, follow the links below to see the different example resumes I've assembled for you:

Remember... when you're using free resume examples to learn about how to make a resume, they are only a guideline. You can learn from examples of resumes, but in the end, it comes down to how well you know your own skills and strengths and how well you can present them!

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