by Laura Edwards, ExecSearches Resume Reviewer
The purpose of a resume is to land an interview. Nothing more, nothing less. It need not exclaim to tell a potential employer why they must hire you this instant, but rather, get your foot in the door to tell that story yourself.
Resume formats vary in all shapes and sizes. The most common formats - outside of the academic resume - are chronological, functional and what I like to call the combination platter. Determining which one is right for you is as easy as deciding where you have been and where you wish to go next.