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INTRODUCTION    THE BASICS    WHERE TO START?

    TYPES OF RESUMES:    Chronological    Functional    Combination

RESUME DO'S AND DON'TS    10 QUICK TIPS FOR RESUME SUCCESS    9 WORST RESUME MISTAKES
10 WAYS YOUR RESUME IRKS HIRING MANAGERS    DON'T MAKE THESE MISTAKES
    RESUME LINKS    STYLE TIPS

WHAT'S IN A NAME    CONTACT INFORMATION    WORK EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION & SKILLS


THE CHRONOLOGICAL RESUME

The chronological resume is the more traditional structure for a resume. The Experience section is the focus of the resume; each job (or the last several jobs) is described in some detail and there is no major section of skills or accomplishments at the beginning of the resume. This structure is primarily used when you are staying in the same profession, in the same type of work, particularly in very conservative fields. It is also used in certain fields such as law and academia. It is recommended that the chronological resume always have an objective or summary, to focus the reader.

The advantages: May appeal to older more traditional readers and be best in very conservative fields. Makes it easier to understand what you did in what job. May help the name of the employer stand out more, if this is impressive. The disadvantage is that it is much more difficult to highlight what you do best. This format is rarely appropriate for someone making a career change.

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NAME    CONTACT INFO    EXPERIENCE

Name
Street, City, Province  Postal Code
Phone Number   Email

Job Objective (if including)

Very concisely state what job you would like next.

Summary

  • Write three or four bullet statements that summarize why you would be good at your job objective.  Each statement should be no longer than two lines.
  • Your statements should highlight your relevant strengths such as experience, skills, community service, and personality traits.
  • Prioritize the statements in this section so the most relevant one comes first.

Professional Experience

COMPANY NAME, City, Province, 20xx-present
Job Title

  • Write two or more bullet statements about the work you performed on this job and what you learned or accomplished that's relevant to your job objective.
  • Quantify results of your accomplishments when possible and appropriate; refer to how you positively affected the organization, the bottom line, your boss, co-workers, or customers.
  • Mention on-the-job awards or commendations you received that relate to your job objectives.

COMPANY NAME, City, Province, 20xx-present
Job Title

  • Write two or more bullet statements about the work you performed on this job and what you learned or accomplished that's relevant to your job objective.
  • Prioritize the statements under each Job Title section so the most relevant one comes first.

COMPANY NAME, City, Province, 19xx-present
Job Title

  • Write two or more bullet statements about the work you performed on this job and what you learned or accomplished that's relevant to your job objective.
  • Prioritize the statements under each Job Title section so the most relevant one comes first.

Education

Degree, Major (if relevant) 20xx
School, City, Province

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Organization, Position Held, 20xx-present
Organization, Position Held, 20xx-xx

REFERENCES

Work Reference, Company, Position, Phone Number and/or email address
Work Reference, Company, Position, Phone Number and/or email address
Work Reference, Company, Position, Phone Number and/or email address
School Reference, School, Position, Phone Number and/or email address
Community Service Reference, Organization, Position, Phone Number and/or email address