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Alison Doyle

The Best Resume Format

By April 19, 2014

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nullWhen it comes to choosing a resume format, one size doesn't fit all. There are several different types of resumes and there really isn't one best resume format, but resumes with a profile and/or a headline are the ones that are going to get noticed.

Depending on your personal circumstances, choose a chronological, a functional, or a combination resume, and, regardless of which type of resume you choose, be sure it is a customized resume - specific to the job you are interested in.

Generic resumes don't work anymore. Instead, your resume needs to clearly show the employer why you should be selected for an interview. How you name your file is important, too. Here's how to select a resume file name.

The format you send your resume in will depend on what the employer requests. You may be asked to send a PDF or a Word Document. Here's how to save your resume and how to send it to an employer.

Here's more advice on how to write a resume including choosing a type of resume, using resume templates, resume writing tips, and where to get help with resume writing.

Ask Alison: How Long Should My Resume Be?

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