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The purpose of resume or Curriculum vitae (CV)

1. The purpose for each type of resume, how they differ, and when you personally would use each type of resume or CV.
2. Identify the primary type of resume and /or CV you expect to use in your job search and career progression.
3. Explain how often a resume and /or CV should be updated (Support your answer).
4. Choose a or b:
a. If you have a resume and / or CV , are you comfortable with the format and the information contained within it? If not, when do you think you should start revising and preparing your resume and /or CV?
b. If you dont currently have resume and /or CV, explain why. Then identify at what point you should start drafting and preparing a resume and CV for your eventual job search.

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There are four major types of resumes: chronological, functional, and targeted. You are expected to create the type of resume as it relates to your experiences working in the industry and corporation.

Chronological resumes: This type of resume lists each job you have held in chronological order (previous to recent). If you have several years of relevant experience, particularly when in your present position it is good to show the various responsibilities. The chronological resume allows you to highlight your skills and the most relevant job positions you have held throughout your working experience. The resume may require more than two pages.

Functional resumes: This type of resume is appropriate for individuals who have too little or too much experience. For example, if you do not have years of experience ...

Solution Summary

There are four major types of resumes: chronological, functional, and targeted. You are expected to create the type of resume as it relates to your experiences working in the industry and corporation.

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