Chronological Résumés

Before you begin constructing your resume, remember that organization, style, format, content should reflect you in the most positive manner. Above all else, you should be happy and comfortable with your resume, so make sure you are proud of what you send out to employers.

What is a Chronological Résumé?

The chronological resume is the most traditional type of resume. The employment section is arranged so that the most recently held position is listed first. The jobs then are listed in reverse chronological order, ending with the oldest position. Each position should include the name of the organization, city and state, job title, dates of employment. Following this information, job duties performed, skills used, and accomplishments made.

Advantages to Chronological Résumés

This résumé format is easily recognizable by employers and highlights individual work experiences.

Sample Chronological Résumé (PDF)