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Best Resume Format 2024 (+free examples)

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

There are 3 common resume formats: chronological, functional, and a combination. Here's how to choose the right one for you.
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by Anna MuckermanAnna Muckerman

Functional Resume Format: Examples, Tips, & Free Templates
What is a functional resume format and who should use one? Plus tips, examples, and free resume templates.
Functional resume format: Examples, tips, & free templates
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by Rolf BaxRolf Bax

How to Write a Resume Personal Statement
Learn how to write a resume personal statement. We also provide personal statement tips and examples, plus free templates.
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21 min read

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by Rolf BaxRolf Bax

How to List Special Skills on Your Resume
Tips, formatting examples, and keywords to list special skills on your resume that the hiring manager will love.
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by Rolf BaxRolf Bax

How to Write Work Experience on a Resume
Learn exactly how to describe work experience on a resume. There are specific formats that hiring managers and recruiters prefer, here they are!
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by Rolf BaxRolf Bax

How to List Education on Your Resume
Learn about best practices for listing education on your resume, plus tips for special circumstances.
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by Rolf BaxRolf Bax

How to List Hobbies on Your Resume
You need to humanize your job application and connect with hiring managers. That’s why it’s so important to know how and when to include hobbies on your resume.
How to list hobbies on your resume
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by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

How and When to Include References on a Resume
Should a resume include references? If you’re wondering about the rules that apply to including references on a resume, the standard rule today is — don’t! References may have their place in any job search, but unless you’ve taken a time machine back to the 1970s, your resume should almost never include them.
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by Rolf BaxRolf Bax

How to List Languages on Your Resume
Your language skills can take your resume to new heights. Learn exactly how to list and format your multilingual abilities with these tips, tools, templates, and examples.
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by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Proofreading your Resume: 12 Tips
Proofreading your resume is a mission-critical step to ensuring that it contains no mistakes. These 12 tips will help ensure an error-free resume that will impress recruiters.
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by Rolf BaxRolf Bax

International Resume Writing Tips
Introduction to international resume formats and how to customize your resume for new countries or cultures.
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58 Intriguing resume statistics: insights & data (2024)
Sometimes it is useful to understand how other people are approaching a tricky problem. These resume statistics may help to inform your resume writing decisions.
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