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Combination Resumes

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Combination resumes (or hybrid resumes) suit mid-career professionals and people with long work histories. They also work well for people with special skills and a strong track record of accomplishments. Combination resumes combine the best of chronological and functional resumes, allowing you to highlight choice skills and accomplishments and downplay your employers, job titles and time spent in past positions.

Like a functional resume, a combination resume includes your profile, objective, key accomplishments and a brief work history. Your key accomplishments should cluster your achievements, focusing on results and using numbers whenever possible. If you’re changing careers, write your accomplishments so that they suit the job you’re pursuing. For example, if you want to switch from sales to event planning, consider clustering your skills under relevant titles such as contract negotiation, client management, and project management.

Your combination resume should provide only a short work history – put it toward the end of your resume. Just list employers, job titles, cities, and years.

Sections

A combination resume combines the sections from chronological and functional resumes. Group your skills, experiences and talents into the following sections:Personal details (your name, address, phone number, email address)

  • Objective (the position you seek)
  • Key Accomplishments (cluster your accomplishments under three functional categories)
  • Experience (list your positions, employers and dates)
  • Education (your education and training)
  • Awards and Recognition (note any awards or special recognition you’ve received)

Sample Combination Resume

John Doe
#1-1239 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 4R8
604-555-5555
[email protected]

Objective
To contribute to an entrepreneurial mid-sized software company as a market research analyst

Profile
Market research analyst with experience in market research, writing and analysis for business and non-profit organizations.

Key Accomplishments
Market Research

  • Developed target market profiles for the software industry
  • Wrote software market research reports, ranging from an analysis of the market for instant messaging tools for financial services businesses to demand for mainframe systems software in the healthcare sector.
  • Analyzed contact management databases
  • Sized markets, identifying demand and profiling profitable target customers
  • Interviewed potential systems software customers, identifying likely buyers and helping to increase the company’s qualified leads by 23 percent Market Analysis
  • Created a software market penetration plan for a product that now earns revenues of more than $8 million per year
  • Developed market penetration plan for launch of new systems software in Asia.
  • Analyzed market data using Microsoft Excel, summarizing findings through charts and written reports

Writing

  • Research, wrote and published more than 25 success stories on high tech companies, resulting in increased recognition of those firms among target market
  • Wrote, edited and published a monthly newsletter, alerting target market to the successes of 18 local high tech companies

Experience

  • Director, Market Research. ABC Market Research Canada. Vancouver. May 2007 to August 2014.
  • Senior software market research analyst. ABC Market Research Canada. Vancouver. March 2002 to May 2007.
  • Software market research analyst. ABC Market Research Canada. Vancouver. May 2001 to March 2012.
  • Market research analyst. Hitech Systems Inc. Burnaby. September 1996 to April 2001.
  • Conducted 75 telephone interviews to develop a database of Asian firms looking to upgrade their systems software in the next six months
  • Examined Maximizer database profiles of 75 people interviewed by telephone and recommended further follow up, helping company identify 10 leads likely to upgrade their software in the new six months
  • Developed market penetration plan for launch of new systems software in Asia.
  • Analyzed market data using Microsoft Excel, summarizing findings through charts and written reports
  • Marketing assistant. Western Economic Diversification Canada. Vancouver. August 1994 to September 1996.
  • Secretary. Western Economic Diversification Canada. Vancouver. August 1990 to August 1984.

Education

  • Diploma of Technology. Marketing Management. BCIT. 1990.
  • Grade 12 Dogwood Diploma. Churchill Secondary School. Vancouver. 1984.

Awards and Recognition

  • Named Employee of the Month three times at Hitech Systems Inc.

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