Can You Write the Basic Resume?

Know the resume? Of course, but do you know an actual resume name off the top of your head?

Probably not.  Because there is no standard for a resume.

Each situation, job or professional objective requires a different resume.

That’s why there are millions, nay, billions of “How to’s write a resume”

But we all want to cut through the beef and simply write a resume, right?

Of course, so let’s get simple and go with the no-fluff chronological resume.

This version is the easiest and most widely considered when resumes are discussed.

The chronological resume serves as the best type of résumé to explain your education, career history qualifications statement & contact info. The minimum requirements include:

1. Contact Information: Your Name, address, phone number(s), and e-mail address(es).

2. Qualifications statement: What skills and abilities do you have that make you the appropriate candidate for this job.

3. Career History Company name, city and state location, job titles and responsibilities, yearly dates you worked there in reverse chronological order. Go back 10 years or 4 jobs – whichever comes first.

4. Education: School name, city and state location & highest completed degree(s).

There are other resumes used but we’re here for the basic.  If you’re interested in discovering the other styles, you can connect to our article: Write the Basic Resume

Now, what do you think? Can you write a chronological resume today? How long would it take you? Hours or minutes?

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One Response to Can You Write the Basic Resume?

  1. David K says:

    About 10 years ago I used a mix, every resume will vary depending upon one’s career level, job type etc.

    The goal of a resume is to get an interview, not a job. Always be ready to answer anything you put on it And always reserve some items for the interview only.

    – Now days, with the social media being large and larger everyday, I’ve decided to try something different. I have what I call my Social Media Digital Resume. (for lack of a better term-someone help me out here I need a better name) I wrote a word document that looks like a bunch of key words and buzz words used in my field of study and then converted it to an image. I use it as the background image on my twitter page. I still have some work to do on it and I have also linked twitter to my face book and linkedIn. I’m not concerned about snoopy employers, in fact I encourage it, I’m a hard working nice family guy that strives to do the right thing and gets along well with others. I’m one heck of a leader and can also be a top notch follower. But I cannot follow a weak leader, leaders need to be strong and non-abusive of their power, as most of us have seen far too often.

    Thats my 2 cents, what’s yours?

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