When using the Chronological Resume format, you work in reverse chronological order. This format focuses primarily on your work experience. It is a fact-based layout that allows employers to quickly skim over and get an understanding of your qualifications and experience. It is considered to be one of the easier formats because it is dictated by your work history. This format is best for people who have extensive work history in one field and their experience shows consistent growth in that field. This is not the resume format you should use if you are changing career paths or entering the work force.
- City, State, Zip
- Email Address & Phone Number
Objective Statement or Professional Summary
- this is where you tell the employer what you can do for them. Make sure to use clear, and active language. You want this statement to be bold and show your enthusiasm but you also want it to remain professional.
You must list your work experience in reverse chronological order- starting with your most recent experience. Make sure to limit your work experience to the last 10- 15 years.
- Job Title
- Company Name
- Dates of employment
- Measurable achievements with results
You can bullet point your relevant technical and soft skills that apply to the position you are interested in. The skills listed here should complement your achievements from the previous section.
In this section you will the school you attend along with the degree earned and any awards or honors you received. ***If you just graduated or do not have a lot of work experience, move this section above your work section. ****