How to Write a Resume:
A Step-by-Step Guide
Whether you’re networking, applying for an internal position, or searching for jobs online, you won’t get far without a professional resume. This step-by-step resume writing guide is designed to help you build a resume that stands out to recruiters and adequately communicates your skills and experience. Let’s get started.Build New ResumeTest Existing Resume
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How to Write a Resume
1. Choose a resume format
There are three standard resume formats: chronological, functional, and hybrid (sometimes called a combination resume). For most job seekers, a hybrid resume format, which puts equal emphasis on skills and work experience, is the best choice. However, in some cases, a chronological or functional resume might work better.
See below to determine which resume format is right for you.