What’s the best resume format for you? To answer this question you need to review:
1. Your years of experience
2. Employment gaps, if any
3. What you want to accomplish with your resume
For example, suppose you recently graduated from university and want to find your first job in accounting or an internship. In that case, the functional resume format is a great way to show the recruiter or hiring manager the skills you possess without focusing on your lack of work experience.
Suppose you have been working as an accountant for six years and want to apply to a job at another company in the same position. In that case, the combination resume will showcase the skills you have that are relevant to the job and the six years of accounting experience under your belt.
But let’s say you’ve been an accountant for nine years. You’re ready to move to a senior position or perhaps you’re already a manager interested in applying for another managerial position. In this case, you have enough years of experience to complete a chronological resume.
If you’re unsure, look through the ResumeHelp resume examples page, where you’ll find examples with each resume format.