How to Construct a Combination Resume

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With today’s economy, more and more people are searching for jobs. After obtaining a job lead, a resume is what lands an interview. When writing a persuasive resume, you contruct an advertisement that displays your assets and sells you for a specific job. Strong points in a resume differ from person to person, so you will need to decide which type of resume will suit your needs best. This article will give “how to” steps needed in order to construct a combination resume.

The combination resume style, focuses on the best features of the chronological and functional resumes. It emphasizes an applicant’s capabilities while also including a complete job history. For recent graduates, the combination resume is a good choice because it enables them to profile what they can do for a prospective employer. If the applicant has a specific job in mind, the items should be targeted to that job description.

List your name, residential address, telephone number, and email address (if available). This information should be centered at the top of the resume.

A combination resume lists bulleted skills and capabilities. The skills and capabilities listed should relate to the position that is being applyed for.

Next, the work experience is listed starting with the most present job experience. Add title of position held, along with the city and state where the job was held. Also, add the time frame in months and years that you were employed in this job.

The education field must be added next. Beside the degree or certificate name, list the school name along with the years attended. Add bullets and list a GPA and major in the education section.

Next, the activities and awards recieved can be listed in a bulleted form.


You may add a reference sheet along with this type of resume or you can add the phrase “references available upon request” at the end of the resume.

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