Traditional Resume Layouts
Traditional resumes use one column, or the whole width of the page, for all the content. These resumes work well for careers in medicine, law and finance. Many corporations use text scanners to put resumes into a searchable database, which makes a one-column layout the best choice if you apply to this type of business.
A traditional one-column layout has a header on top, which can include your name and contact information. Your objective and skills should come first under your header, making it easy for hiring managers to skim. Finally, employment history and education follow in the body of the resume. Rather than placing the contact information in the header, it can go in a footer at the bottom of the page. The header, section titles and footer can be centered on the page or aligned on the left.