How to write chronological resume
- There are three widely used resume formats.
- The first, and most common is reverse chronological order. It highlights your work history (when, what and where)
- Second, Functional or skilled based, which focus more on what can you do not where or when you did.
- Third is hybrid, commonly known as combination, because it takes the advantages of both a functional and reverse chronological order formats.
Examples of chronological resume:
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Reverse chronological resumeThe reverse chronological format focuses on what you are working today. It is easy to follow and suggests your work history has a progressive configuration.
The list below suggests advantages to using a reverse chronological resume:
- This format highlights the years and experience you have with specific companies, draws a time line.
- Does not leave the hiring manager wondering when/where the experience came from, supporting facts verses deception.
- Reflects an understood progression of work history.
- Great when trying to influence based off your previous employers reputation.
- Details what your responsibilities were at each position held.
- 1-2 pages
- If you are a professor, inventor or scientist a curriculum vitae is what will need to compile.
- C.V are much longer
- White space is important on the resume. It allows the eyes to focus and to not over stimulate the reader.
- Use bullet points
- Consistent throughout
- Not too fancy
- permanent address
- phone number- Create a clean, professional voice mail
- Email address- Keep it professional
- If you are a recent graduate, your education should be listed at the beginning of your resume.
- If you are seasoned professional, your education will be at end.
- List education institution, followed by the name of the degree and the major.
- Include CGPI if its good as well as academic honers
- Job title
- Nome of organization, and, if applicable, division
- Work location(city, state)
- Dates (month/year)
- Accomplishments / responsibilities
A lot of time and energy need to be focused on the skills and accomplishments within each place of employment. All of your skills and accomplishments within each place of employment should validate the key points in your profile. So, if in your profile you said you had 10 years experience in marketing and sales, through this process I need to add up to 10 years experience in marketing and sales, so that the whole resume cross references with it self and presents your skills in a way that you will market you to your goal. Visit to next post...3 best examples of a functional resumes samples