Nothing is more important to creating the right impression than the format you choose for your resume. When you choose the wrong format, the chances that your resume will hit the doomed pile increase.
So how do you choose the right resume type. You start with a question. “Does my work experience demonstrate that I have deep, in-depth experience in my career?”
If you answer is yes, then you will find that a traditional chronological resume will work as your format of choice. This resume format emphasizes the type of experience you have. Choosing job titles is very important for this type of resume, because the job titles are what demonstrate that your experience fits the qualifications for the position you are applying for.
If your answer is no, then the worst thing you can do is choose to use a chronological resume. It will only emphasize that your work experience hasn’t been aligned with the job opening. You need to use a functional resume format.