From our Core Skills Collection, this skills-based resume template is super easy to use and customize. Just follow the writing prompts and tips throughout the premium resume template to easily create an impressive skills-based resume quickly and easily.
This skills-based resume template provides you with an excellent format to showcase your abilities and highlight your strengths.
Unlike a traditional chronological resume, which focuses on work history and job titles, a skills-based resume emphasizes the skills you have acquired throughout your career, no matter where or when you acquired them.
You can even use this skills-based resume template format to include experience and skills gained outside of employment. For example, skills you have developed through volunteering or in an internship.
Resumes with this skills-based focus can be especially useful for making a career change and for professionals with employment gaps. It can also be useful for other situations. For example, a stay-at-home parent may use a skills-based resume template when he/she is ready to return to the workforce.
A skills-based resume is similar to what is called a functional resume. The difference is that a purely functional resume format would have no employment dates or chronological work history on it. Recruiters and hiring managers really hate functional resume formats because they are often used to hide things and don't provide full work history information.
A skill-based resume, on the other hand, does start with a strong resume summary and skills section and places a strong focus on things such as key skills mentioned in the job description, transferable skills, soft skills, and other relevant skills.
This is followed by a section similar to the traditional reverse chronological resume. But, this chronological work history is not the focus of the resume. The education section will usually be included at the end of your resume, as it is in this resume template.
The Core Skills Collection includes an optional bundle of matching documents, including a resume addendum with prompts for additional qualifications and skills, a professional biography, references, and even a cover letter template.
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All of our templates are created to make it easy for you to customize them and make them your own. You can easily add or remove sections, rename sections, or even swap sections around. Changing the color scheme is equally easy, and we include video tutorials with every resume purchase, to show you how to do this. Here are just some of the many color schemes available when you use our resume template and the other matching career templates in the collection.
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