Resumes, Letters & Interviews

Combination Resume Outline


When should I use this type of resume?

The combination chronological/functional resume uses elements of both styles. In this case, official position titles may be given functional titles describing skills utilized on the job. For example, an Office Assistant responsible to oversee office operations might use Office Management. This format can be effective if your position titles do not accurately reflect your job responsibilities.

Outline of Layout Structure

Street Address City, State ZIP
Phone Number w/Area Code
Email Address Web Site (optional)


A statement of objective is optional. If you use one, be specific.

A summary of qualifications is also optional. It can be used to feature minimum and desirable qualifications you meet or exceed.


List most recent degree first, major, institution and date of graduation or anticipated graduation. May note GPA if it is greater than 3.5, or academic honors if desired.

You may wish to add an addendum that identifies the courses you have taken grouped into two or three meaningful categories.


List your functional title, name of organization, description of your duties, level of responsibility, number of people supervised, special accomplishments, and dates. Note: This category may include all relevant experience both paid and volunteer.


Position held (if appropriate), name of organization and dates.


References are mandatory. On a separate sheet give names, titles, business mailing addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. Do not use relatives, friends, or other students as references.


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