With regards to getting a job, there are four basic resume types:
This is the most common type of CV that you will probably be familiar with. Your employment and work experience is usually on the front page, listed in reverse chronological order (most recent experience first)
A Functional CV is skills based and is written, focused and places more emphasis on showing your work experience, knowledge and expertise. It is developed and organized by your individual skills rather than your previous job titles or chronology.
A combination CV is a mixture of a chronological and a skills-based/functional CV. Essentially, it’s a chronological CV with a key skills or core competencies section at the top. This is ideal if you want to emphasize your key skills – and particularly good if you’re changing fields entirely.
A targeted resume is a resume written for a specific job opening. It highlights the skills and experience relevant to that position. Each time you apply for a job, you should tailor the resume to be more relevant to that specific position.