How to Write a Combination Resume

Combination Resumes
Combination resumes merge the chronological and functional styles. It presents the knowledge, skills and abilities gained from work in a reverse-chronological order.

This resume type highlights your skills and experiences. The combination type of resume is best if you:

  • Wish to include volunteer or internship experience
  • Have a varied employment history
  • Are changing careers
Advantages:

  • Provides employers with the expected chronological format
  • Highlights your skills
Disadvantages:

  • Can be repetitious if similar functions or skills are utilized in different positions
  • May be longer than the chronological and functional formats

Combination Resume Sample

First Name Last Name
XXXX St
Orlando, FL 32805
(407) 555-0000

PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE
An internal auditing position for either a large commercial organization or a governmental agency.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science, Auburn University, Auburn AL, June 1988
Major in Accounting with minors in Human Relations and Computer Science.

HONORS
Beta Alpha Psi, National Accounting Honorary, 1986-88

WORK EXPERIENCE
Skills
Accounting Designed internal auditing system. Maintained accounts payable and receivable and payroll records. Balanced monthly bank statements and prepared statements of receipts and disbursements.
Administration & Supervision Hired, trained and managed a clerical staff of 18. Assisted in recruitment and orientation of management trainees.
Sales Identified new clients through personal and phone contacts. Planned, organized, and implemented sales programs and presentations.
Summary
1998 – Present Marketing Representative, Financial Research Systems, Orlando, FL
1991 – 1998 Accounting Supervisor, Manatee Corporation, Atlanta, GA Administered bookkeeping functions in an electronic manufacturing firm. Assisted in the development of management training program.
1988 – 1991 Bookkeeper, ACS Computer Software, Inc., Montgomery, AL
Performed bookkeeping duties to assist accounting personnel.
Interests Biking and wind surfing
References Available upon request

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