The resume template in the Upward Bound Collection is a combination format resume template. While a combination format resume is suitable for any experienced professional it is also a good template for many career changers.
What makes it a combination format resume template? Primarily it is the strong functionally focused summary section at the beginning of the resume with space to showcase all of your most relevant experiences and accomplishments regardless of where they fall in your work history. This section is followed by a more traditional chronological format. This is why it is called a combination format resume template: it combines the best of both a functional resume and a chronological resume.
A format like this is a great choice for job hunters seeking to make a career change because it provides space to bring attention to your transferable qualifications and these may or may not have been in your prior employment.
In other words, perhaps you gained the skills for your career change through volunteer work. This format will give you a place to showcase that experience right on the first page.
You might also notice that simple tables are used throughout this resume, to help improve the layout and eye appeal. These tables have been used in ways that ensure they are still ATS compatible, despite the prevalent myth that tables can never be used in an ATS-friendly resume.
Available separately, the Upward Bound biography and letterhead templates are designed to coordinate with our Upward Bound resume template. See all the templates in the collection:
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