Types of Resumes
Anatomy of a Resume
Hard/Soft Skills

Which of the following resumes is considered the standard format for a job seeker?

A. Curriculum Vitae

B. Work History

C. Functional

D. Chronological

D: Chronological


True or False: I can use any font on my resume, as long as it is consistent

False: You want to stick to standard fonts that are easy to read, and upload well such as Times New Roman, Calibri, Cambria, Georgia, Arial.


What information must be at the top of your resume?

Contact Information


True or False: Your resume is designed to get you the job

False! Your resume is designed to catch an employers eye and get you the interview


According to a 2018 LinkedIn Study, 57% of employers believed BLANK skills were the most important.

Soft Skills: Specifically, they prioritized Leadership, Communication, Collaboration, and Time Management!


Which format is best if you have a lot of gaps in your work history?



True or False: Your name should be the same size as the rest of my document

False! Your name should be the largest font on the page. Somewhere between 16-24 is best.


True or False: I should always include my High School education on my resume

False! High School is not required if you have higher education (Associates, Bachelors, etc.)


True or False: Your Resume can only be one page long

False! While we recommend this length for most people, it depends completely on your work history and your career goals.


BLANK skills are teachable, and easy to quantify

Hard Skills! These include technical skills, language, degrees, certifications etc. 


This resume can be several pages long, and focuses on academic achievements. It is widely used in the UK.

Curriculum Vitae/CV


If you need more space to fit your information, what is a good editing tip to start?

A. Don't do anything- let it continue onto additional pages

B. Make all of your font smaller

C. Shrink your page margins

D. Shrink the space in between lines

C: Shrink your margins! Always start with this first, it can create a lot of extra space!


Which of the following categories are not optional?

A. Summary of Qualifications/Objective

B. Community Involvement/Volunteer Work

C. Education History

D. Honors and Awards

C. Education History


How long does it take an employer to review a resume and decide whether or not they are interested?

A. Less than 20 seconds

B. 30 - 45 seconds

C. 1-2 minutes

C. More than 2 minutes

A: Less than 20 seconds! Some research says it's closer to 6.25-7 seconds!


How would an employer evaluate soft skills in a potential employee?

Asking situational/behavioral questions during the interview, personality assessments/evaluations in the application


Name the 4 different resume types

Functional/Combination; Chronological; Federal Resume; Curriculum Vitae (CV)


What is the minimum number of bullets that should be listed under each job?

A minimum of 2. Strive for 3-4 depending on the length of your resume, and the relevance of the job

Name all of the required sections on a resume (3)

Contact Information, Education, Work History


True or False: Your resume should include all of your work history

False: Your resume should include your relevant work history, and only needs to go back 7-10 years!


True or False: If I learned or used the same skills in multiple jobs, I should list it under each one in the bullets. 

False: If this is true for you, you should move those skills to a Summary of Qualifications/Skills Summary instead, rather than using up space and repeating information. 

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