Thursday, January 14, 2010

Form over Function

SI Review, a leading publication in the staffing industry, included this information in its "Last Words" column on page 37 of their January 2010 issue.

Form Over Function

When it comes to crafting a perfect resume, a "top down" approach is still employer's favorite, an Accountemps survey reveals. Seventy-five percent of hiring managers polled said they prefer a chronological resume with the most recent work history first, over those organized by job function and skills.

"Chronological resumes allow job seekers to present their career progression to prospective employers in a straightforward, easy-to-follow way," comments Accountemps chairman Max Messmer. "Functional resumes, which emphasize skills sets rather than jobs held, are popular among professionals in career transition or who have had lengthy gaps in employment, but they are not a favorite or employers. It is often better to address a career change directly than to try to write around it."

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