Types of Resumes

This is the most common form of resume.  It lists relevant experience in reverse chronological order; starting with present or most recent experience and ending with your oldest.

Skills or Functional

This is organized by skill categories such as organizational, supervisory, communications, research, and many other unique to the individual resume writer.  This is a useful format for career- changers, people with little paid work experience or gaps in their employment history.

Curriculum Vitae

Includes a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details.

In Europe, the Middle East, Africa, or Asia, employers may expect to receive curriculum vitae. In the United States, a curriculum vitae is used primarily when applying for academic, education, scientific or research positions. It is also applicable when applying for fellowships or grants. It is a longer document and can be several pages.