Resume Resources

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If your recovery is going well and you’re ready for the job hunt, it’s time to write your resume. The two most common formats for resumes are chronological and functional. Both are acceptable. It just depends on how you want to present your work history. Download a PDF of this information.

Chronological Resume

The chronological resume format details your work experience starting with your most recent job. This format highlights dates of employment but makes gaps in employment history more obvious.


  • Most common format
  • Employers are most familiar with this format
  • Highlights a consistent work history


  • Employment gaps are more obvious
  • Doesn’t emphasize specific skills and accomplishments
  • Doesn’t highlight transferable skills

Download a sample chronological resume (PDF)

Download a fillable chronological resume (PDF)

Functional Resume

The functional resume format emphasizes accomplishments and skills that are relevant to the job you want and can camouflage an inconsistent or minimal work history.


  • Highlights certain skills that are relevant to the job
  • Can mask employment gaps
  • Organized and succinct


  • Can be difficult to write
  • Hard to reuse the same resume for multiple applications

Download a sample functional resume (PDF)

Download a fillable functional resume (PDF)

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