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Functional or Chronological Resume

Kent Nolen

Q: A friend just told me that I should be using a functional resume rather than a chronological one. What are your thoughts?

A: Well, the answer is very situation specific. Without details, it's hard to say. However, I can tell you with 100% certainty that a chronological resume is the way to go a vast majority of the time. Here are some detailed thoughts on what makes the best resume and why.