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Combination Resumé Outline

Combination resumés blend your skills with your work or training history. They’re useful when you’re applying for work that’s different from what you’ve done until now.


Your skills highlight what you can do and your former jobs show your work experience.

Your name
Email address
Phone number(s) area codes
Website (optional)

Objective (optional)

Research the goals of your potential employer. Briefly list how your skills and training will help reach those goals.

Summary of Qualifications (optional)

Briefly describe what makes you a good fit for the job. For example, you might include your experience, training, knowledge, and availability.

Skill Title 1

Create 3 to 6 groups of your skills and personal traits. Give these groups titles such as Communication, Customer Service, Organization, or Problem Solving. These skills should relate to the job you’re applying for.

Support each skill or trait with an example of how you’ve used it. Examples can come from any area of your life, not just from jobs. For example, under Organization, describe what you organized and what the results were.

Don’t evaluate yourself. Instead, show how you made a difference. For example, under Customer Service, don’t write "provided excellent service." Instead, write "improved customer satisfaction ratings." Even better, say how much the ratings improved. Or list any recognition you received, such as an award for employee of the week.

Skill Title 2

Skill Title 3


Job title, 20XX–20XX (most recent first)
Employer name
City, province (optional)

Job title, 20XX–20XX (second-most recent)
Employer name
City, province (optional)


List your degrees, diplomas, or certificates. Include short education, training, and professional development courses that relate to this new job.

Diploma, certificate or degree earned; focus of study or training (optional), 20XX–20XX
Name of educational institution
City, province (optional)
Name of training or professional development course, Month 20XX

Other (optional)

Include sections for any related information such as:

  • Languages
  • Awards and honours
  • Hobbies and interests

Here are some example resumés that use a combination outline:

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