The Combination Resume format (AKA Hybrid or Chrono-Functional) generally makes a good impression. Although it includes a detailed Experience section as in a Chronological resume, that section is preceded by one or more sections that call the employer’s attention to the skills, experience and accomplishments the job seeker wants to emphasize. These sections can have headings like Summary (or Profile), Competencies and Selected Achievements. These same headings may also be found in Chronological resumes. In fact, opinion varies widely as to exactly when a Chronological resume becomes a Combination. If you look up these terms on the Web you’ll find contradictory definitions. That doesn’t matter. The point is to organize your resume in a way that makes you look good without seeming to have something to hide. Below is the sample combination resume format. Please review the links below the example for additional recources.
Need help on determining which resume format option is best for you? Read our article on Which Resume Format To Use. In addition, review the Functional and Chronological resume layouts for alternatives to determine which format will work best given your experience and work history.