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The resume format you should use when applying for a marketing job—the one that is most common and widely recognized—is the reverse chronological format. The reverse chronological format starts with your most recent position and works backwards, showing the pattern and trajectory of your marketing career.
Another resume format to consider for a marketing job is the hybrid format, which is a mix of the reverse chronological resume format and the functional resume format. This format works well for those who have gaps in their employment history, as well as those who are looking to change career paths. The hybrid resume includes a summary of competencies and accomplishments first, and then it moves on to include a chronological summary of your positions.
I advise against using the functional resume format. This format places emphasis on your skills and experience rather than your work history. Hiring managers and recruiters are not a big fan of this format. Why? Because of the lack of emphasis on work history, it can look like the applicant is trying to hide something about their tenure at past jobs.
To learn more about resume formats, navigate to LiveCareer’s Resume Formats section via the Resumes tab at the top of the LiveCareer homepage.