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What is the most effective resume format?

........A resume or Curriculum Vitae is a summary of your career history, the skills and experiences you have gained during the course of it. The purpose of the resume is to convey to an employer why you should be hired. A good Resume is one that attracts attention of the employer and creates a positive impression. Therefore your resume should be unique and personalized so as to highlight your unique skills, qualifications, and accomplishments. There are two basic styles for writting a resume. They are :

1. Targeted Resume

2. Inventory Resume

Targeted Resume

A targeted resume is used to focus your resume towards a specific career objective. The content of a targeted resume is written to highlight the skills, qualifications, and experience that match the requirements of your job target. You may write a targeted resume when You know the title of the position you are interested in and have a good idea of the qualifications that will be required for entry into this position Or when you are sending your resume in response to an employment advertisement.

Inventory Resume

The inventory resume is the best option if you have only a general objective and don't want to limit yourself to a specific job title. Similarly, if you want to use the same resume to apply to a number of companies, you should write an inventory resume. This type of resume is designed to highlight your skills, qualifications, and achievements in a more general manner.

After selecting the style of your resume, the next thing to be taken careof is the format of your resume. Choosing the best resume format depends on your background and the requirements of the job you are applying for. The three most common resume formats are :

1. Chronological Format

2. Functional Format

3. Combination Format

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