Aug 23, 2018 - 03:05 AM
First, it helps to understand the purpose of a skills-based resume. Skills-based resumes can be useful when you have little to no experience, or when you have a large career gap. While you still want to list your work experience chronologically and use a career note to explain any gaps, a skills-based resume shifts focus to selling you based on your skills versus your work experience.
So if you’re a new grad or entry-level, you can use a skills-based resume to talk up your qualifications despite your lack of experience. If you have career gaps, use a skills-based resume to impress employers so much that their first impression of your outstanding abilities overcomes any issue they may take with career gaps or diversions into other industries or fields of employment.