Benefits of a Combination Resume:
- Allows for more flexibility and creativity in marketing your skills.
- Helps target your resume to a particular job or employer.
Employers tend to view combination resumes the same way they view functional resumes. Generally, employers prefer to see accomplishment statements tied into the specific job they are related to. Functional and combination resumes place accomplishment statements in their own section, separate from the relevant jobs. Most of the employers who participated in this survey do not like accomplishments lifted out of your work history. Job seekers like to use combination resumes because of their flexibility. You can take the best features of a chronological resume and a functional resume and combine them into one resume. If you do decide to utilize a combination resume, here are some guidelines and key points to remember:
- Include a summary statement at the top of your resume summarizing your accomplishments that are relevant to the job you want. Quantify when possible.
- Insert your employment history next, utilizing the chronological format (be sure to include dates of employment). Link your summary statement with your employment history. However, do not repeat the information.
- Follow the chronological format for the remaining information.
Example of a Combination Resume
GEORGE L. AMPLE,
Extensive Materials Management experience, including Plant Manufacturing Supervision and Divisional Planning Responsibilities. Background in the start-up of domestic and international manufacturing facilities.
Kendall Healthcare Products Company, Mansfield, MA 1977 to 1999
MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT -SENIOR PLANNER. 1986 to 1999
DIVISIONAL PLANNING MANAGER, Boston, MA 1977 to 1986
CORPORATE MATERIALS MANAGEMENT STAFF, Boston, MA 1975 - 1977
B.S., Industrial Management, Southeastern Massachusetts University