170+ Sample Resumes by Resume Format

Learn how to organize and highlight your qualifications, skills, experience, and achievements in three resume formats: chronological, functional, and combination resumes. These samples can help you figure out which format is best for your job search.

<< Master Index of Great Resume Examples

Chronological Resume Format Examples

90 resume samples
The most traditional resume of the three, this format highlights one's work/professional history.

Functional Resume Format Examples

43 resume samples
Also called the Skills-Based resume, this format highlights transferable skills and de-emphasizes the work history.

Combination Resume Format Examples

42 resume samples
This chronological-functional hybrid has the best of both formats.

Resume Templates You Can Download

Now that you've seen resume samples in the three resume formats, think about using a resume template in one of those formats. Here's how you can download Word resume templates for the chronological, combination, and functional resume formats: Susan Ireland's Ready-Made Resume Builder. It's a members-only site with 150 resume templates that I created and you can download. Check it out!

And, in addition to the templates, there are lots of resume samples that were created by folks who used the Ready-Made Resume Builder templates.