How To Write a Chronological Resume

When you spot a job that you want to pursue, the first thing that you will need is a resume. A resume is usually made up of one to two pages that include all the necessary information about you to give the employer an overview about what you could do for the company.

The most common type of resume, and maybe the easiest to do, is the chronological resume which can be considered as a traditional one. It typically has a format that enumerates the details from the most important to the minutest details. If you prefer to make a chronological resume, here are the basic steps to write one.

The first thing to write on your resume is your contact information which includes your full name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and mobile phone number. Use the basic font styles and sizes to maintain consistency on your resume. Make sure to double check the contact details because these are very important.

Follow the format being used on a chronological resume which is composed of your Objectives, Job Experience, Educational Attainment, and Skills.

On the Objective section, state your goals and what you can do for the company you are applying at. Make sure to keep it brief and concise with a maximum of three lines only.

Others replace the objective portion with a cover letter, but this is still beneficial for applicants, especially college graduates or those who wish to change their careers. The typical objective statement would begin with the word "To," followed by the goal to be achieved from the position.

The next section would be the Job Experience that lists down your work relevant experiences, starting from the most recent up to the first job you have had. This part will have most of the details because you need to add the dates of employment, the job title, your employer's full name, and a few descriptions on each job taken.

You can also include the accomplishments that you had from your past job positions in an outline format. If you have relevant skills that were learned or used in those jobs, you can also add these.

On your Education portion, also start from the most recent degree to your first school (usually Elementary school). Add the name of the school or university, the school year attended, and the degree if available. Also include trainings and seminars that you have attended which are relevant to the position you are applying for.

The last portion would be the Skills part wherein you may put all your important skills, either learned or possessed, that will be beneficial to the employer. Some skills could be computer-related like typing speed or programming.

In making your resume, be sure to reread everything before distributing it since this will be the basis for the employer's decision if you are qualified. You can also include a Reference part at the last page if you want to provide trusted people who can give good comments about you.


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