This resume sample for International Human Resources has a few work history issues to deal with (unemployment and short-term jobs). Because of these problems, it was first created in the functional resume format (see Functional Resume Sample: International Human Resources). At the time (in the 1990s) that was a good way to present a tricky work history.
Not so today. Now employers don't like the functional resume format, so I no longer advise using it. That's why I converted it to the chronological resume format below. Notice how this new version solves all the same resume problems but is easier to read.
About This Sample Resume for International Human Resources
Now let's look at the exact issues this resume handles.
- Short-term jobs are what Jeffrey (not his real name) has throughout his work history. We did our best to downplay the dates by tucking them in at the end of the job title lines.
- "Mostly concurrent with education." This brief phrase next to the Experience heading gives license for Jeffrey to have had short-term jobs. After all, he was going to school at the same time for four of those years.
- Short spans of unemployment also run through his history, even though you don't see them. By listing years without months, you can't tell how long each job was held, making this history look seamless.
- Unpaid work at the Salvation Army is listed to fill one of those gaps in employment.
- Personal Pursuits is the section where some of Jeffrey’s best and most relevant experience lies. We also mentioned some of it in his Summary section.
From the Collection of Resume Examples
To write this resume and all the other resume examples in this collection we used professional resume templates from my Ready-Made Resume Builder. Here's Jeffrey's chronological resume.