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80% of Resumes are Rejected in Just 11 Seconds

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The resume is the first impression a potential employer will have about you, long before an interview or introduction is possible. It’s one of the best ways to showcase your unique skills and experience to employers, which is the first step to getting the interviews (and job) you want.

In today’s fast-paced hiring landscape, 80% of resumes are rejected in just 11 seconds*—but you shouldn’t let that intimidate you. There are plenty of ways to optimize your resume so it won’t be overlooked.

Here are 3 classic styles that can help you present yourself in the best light:

The Functional Resume – Skills

First Name Last Name

City, State Zip Code •  Phone Number

Email Address • LinkedIn URL

SKILLS & AWARDS


  • XX
  • XX
  • XX
  • XX
  • XX

TRAINING & CERTIFICATES


  • XX
  • XX
  • XX

EXPERIENCE


Role Title

Company Name, City, State

Month Year – Month Year (or Present)

  • Responsibilities & achievements
  • Responsibilities & achievements
  • Responsibilities & achievements

Role Title

Company Name, City, State

Month Year – Month Year 

  • Responsibilities & achievements
  • Responsibilities & achievements
  • Responsibilities & achievements

EDUCATION


School Name, City, State

Type of Degree 

Year Graduated

  • GPA, Awards, Clubs, Distinctions, etc.


The Functional Resume – Education

First Name Last Name

City, State Zip Code •  Phone Number

Email Address • LinkedIn URL

EDUCATION


School Name, City, State

Type of Degree 

Year Graduated

  • GPA, Awards, Clubs, Distinctions, etc

SKILLS & AWARDS


  • XX
  • XX
  • XX

TRAINING & CERTIFICATES


  • XX
  • XX
  • XX

EXPERIENCE


Role Title

Company Name, City, State

Month Year – Month Year (or Present)

  • Responsibilities & achievements
  • Responsibilities & achievements
  • Responsibilities & achievements

Role Title

Company Name, City, State

Month Year – Month Year 

  • Responsibilities & achievements
  • Responsibilities & achievements
  • Responsibilities & achievements


The Chronological Resume

First Name Last Name

City, State Zip Code •  Phone Number

Email Address • LinkedIn URL

EXPERIENCE


Role Title

Company Name, City, State

Month Year – Month Year (or Present)

●      Responsibilities & achievements

●      Responsibilities & achievements

●      Responsibilities & achievements

Role Title

Company Name, City, State

Month Year – Month Year

●      Responsibilities & achievements

●      Responsibilities & achievements

●      Responsibilities & achievements

Role Title

Company Name, City, State

Month Year – Month Year

●      Responsibilities & achievements

●      Responsibilities & achievements

●      Responsibilities & achievements

EDUCATION


School Name, City, State

Type of Degree

SKILLS & AWARDS


●      X, X, X

TRAINING & CERTIFICATES


●      X, X, X