Choosing Your Resume Format
I recommend a chronological format if you are just looking for a job within the same field as your previous work. Students or entry-level job candidates can use this format as most of their past jobs are similar. Also, it is easy to read for employers and explains your history in a straight-forward manner.
However, you possibly may not be able to design an attractive-looking resume with a chronological format as much as you can with the other formats. But it is the easiest way to go if you just want to list your history.
I recommend you only use this if you are switching career fields, just graduating from school, or going back to the workforce after a long break. For example, this would do well for someone who took a break to travel or a stay-at-home mom who wants to work again.
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The biggest advantage of this particular resume format is that you can easily hide any empty gaps in your history because your skills are the main focus.
You can use a mix of paragraphs, bullets, and dates. Use this if all your previous jobs are diverse, and you don't have an exact direction of your career goals. This would also work for students with more volunteer or after-school program experience. And like the functional way, you can use this format if you're switching fields and want a different career path.
Personally, this format is my favorite because you can create a very attractive resume due to the mixture of details you can include.