Cover Letter / December 23, 2018 / Gina Pennington
When to Use the Functional Resume Format Functional resume formats are more difficult to create and are not widely used. However they are suitable in situations where people are changing career fields. The functional resume format is based more on skill development. The format is non-linear and the emphasis is on development and achievements. You can list experiences other than paid jobs. Employers will be able to see your progressive skill developments that qualify you for the job Some people choose to combine the two resume formats to gain the benefits of each and avoid their shortcomings. Scannable Resume Format Another type of resume format you may have to use is the scannable resume. Many employers store resumes in electronic databases nowadays.
Hence it is important to focus on writing the skills while writing the B Com fresher resume. Chronological resume format is best suitable for writing the fresher resumes. This format focuses on the skills possessed by the candidate. Following is the order of the resume sections for the fresher applicant resume: • Contact Information Career Objective • Key Skills Educational Details • Additional Certifications Experience • Awards and Honors • Personal Details When you are writing the resume for the fresher remember to list the skills after the career objective. Fresher candidate will not have job relevant work experiences to grab the attention of the employer. Hence it is important to discuss the job related skills in detail.
The functional resume format is an effective way to reduce the number of pages that an employer will have to read and will make your application more impactful. The disadvantage to this resume format is that recruiters dont like it. They get suspicious about your job history if no dates are included and may toss it in the garbage if it raises too many questions. Although at one time I used a functional resume because in my chronological resume I had gaps in my work history that I suspected were keeping the phone from ringing with interview requests. I changed the format from chronological to functional and the phone started to ring! So for the best of both worlds you might want to try the combination resume if youve got gaps in your work history or have been out of the workforce for a while.