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Types of Resumes

Chronological Format
  • Traditional-style resume
  • Experience and education in chronological sequence, starting with most recent
  • Experience listed with job title, organization name, dates and description of job duties and responsibilities
Functional Format
  • Focuses more on skills and job competencies
  • Highlights accomplishments by function rather than work experience
  • Often suggested for individuals who are pursuing a new career, reentering the workforce, or have work gaps
Combination/Hybrid Format
  • Combines both chronological and functional resume formats
  • Focuses less on job duties and more on accomplishments
  • Experience section presented in reverse chronological order
Creative Format
  • Infographic: Experiences and information presented in a statistical and visual format
  • PowerPoint: Presenting data from resume with visual compliments
  • Portfolio/Digital Resume: often designed as a website which can link to other creative work examples you have designed
  • Video Resume: Information from your resume presented in video form
  • Remember: The creative format is applicable to some fields, but not all. Consider the organization and type of position to which you are applying before submitting a creative format resume.
Request Review

This form is used for NPRC students to request oversight and advice from NPRC's Career Services department in relation to their cover letters, resumes, and other related professional documents.

Max. file size: 128 MB.


  • When possible, use metrics to quantify your experience.
  • Focus on your career accomplishments and highlights.
  • Proofread your resume for spelling and grammar and have someone else review your resume.
  • Use content that it relevant to your job search in your resume.
  • Use key words that are relevant in your industry.


  • Include personal pronouns (i.e., I, me, we)
  • Abbreviate
  • Include personal information, characteristics, photographs

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Group 35

Growing up in rural Potter County, Pennsylvania meant if I wanted good educational and employment opportunities, I would have to move. When NPRC started offering classes less than 30 minutes from my home (almost an hour closer than the next closest college), my future was no longer dependent on living in a more urban area. I received a quality education without spending the tens of thousands of dollars on room and board a traditional school would have required. And now, I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of the team making this story possible for so many other people in rural Pennsylvania. NPRC’s mission is a necessary one, helping serve a part of the population that has lacked affordable and quality higher education for decades. This school helped me avoid debt, find my path in life, and now, I have a job I love and opportunities I never expected.

- Brian, NPRC Graduate

While attending NPRC, I am enrolled in 16 credits and working toward a degree in business administration. This switch is already positively benefitting me as a student. I have been keeping up with classes and shifting out of bad habits that may hinder my success. As someone who is diagnosed with anxiety and ADHD, it sometimes gets hard to effectively communicate. However, NPRC continues to provide opportunities to not only challenge myself, but to help me grow as a student, and more importantly, as a person. NPRC was my second chance. My second chance to help me build myself better, and I feel like my future is already better than what it was before NPRC.

-Noah, Business Administration Student

My time at Northern Pennsylvania Regional College has been a great experience even through the COVID-19 pandemic. Never did I imagine doing a year of college in my own home and still be able to be on the Dean’s List and be extremely proud. I am 39 years of age, and it has taken me this long to attempt college. I have to say that starting college at this age was hard. However, everyone at NPRC has made it easy for me to understand what it means to be studious. You can feel the care that is given to you through the staff at NPRC. The instructors are always willing to help and they will always answer the questions that we have. This college is a great way to get started on your new path through life. There are so many options to pick from if you are undecided.

-Claudia, NPRC Graduate

I started with NPRC right after graduating high school in 2018. I was not sure what I wanted to do career-wise, but the criminal justice field had always piqued my interest. Before finishing my two-year degree with NPRC, I decided to transfer to a four-year university to further my education in both sociology and criminal justice. Without the affordability of NPRC and their knowledgeable staff, I would never have dreamed of being where I am today. I will be graduating from RIT in August of 2022 having majored in Sociology and Criminal Justice, as well as having minored in Criminal Justice. I am excited to start a career in the federal Criminal Justice system or within admissions/counseling in higher education. I plan to put myself through law school while working full time after graduating from RIT.

-Ally, Former NPRC Student

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