Different resume formats emphasize different histories. The traditional reverse chronological format is great if you have a long, unbroken work history within the same field. However, if you are new to the workforce, changing careers, or returning to work after a long absence, the skills-based functional format is a better option.

Reverse Chronological Format: Marketing Coordinator

Reverse Chronological Format: Production Assistant

Functional Format: Esthetician

Functional Format: Recent Graduate