A combination resume is so called as it combines the features of both a functional and chronological resume/CV. It emphasizes your achievements while providing career history in reverse chronological order. It can provide great flexibility in that you can alter the emphasis of the resume to suit your personal abilities and situation. For example if you have few years in employment but many years in relevant education, then you can highlight education and keep the emphasis off work history.
Whichever way you choose to present the information, ensure that you understand the employers needs and consider how you can meet those and then tailor your CV/resume to make those things prominent.
The main headings are:
- Work history
Other headings can include:
- Career objectives
The combination Resume demonstrates your career progression, promotions etc while also highlighting your skills and achievements. These types of resume offer more flexibility and can present you in the best possible light.
Who might use a combination CV/Resume?
- If you have worked many different jobs but in the same role you may want to highlight achievements in each post rather than repeat the same list of job duties over and over.
- If you are applying for a job that you have not done before, you can focus instead on your skills and achievements rather than on your previous job titles.
- If you done many different jobs, again highlight skills and accomplishments rather than work history.
- If you have just graduated and lack employment experience you can emphasize your education, volunteer work, skills etc.