The Chronological resume

The Chronological Resume has a different objective than the Functional Resume. This resume is intended to emphasize work history rather than skills. This resume is best suited for individuals who have held a series of positions within a particular field or industry and who are continuing to search for work within that same field. This format works well for individuals with solid experience and a logical job history. This type of resume can be detrimental to individuals who do not have a solid work history or have not been given increased responsibility throughout all of their positions. Recent graduates may find this type of resume difficult to write due to the fact that they may not have a solid work history in a particular field. Headings that should be included in a chronological resume are as follows:

1) Objective-A statement describing career goals and type of position desired.

2) Education-Lists all educational institutions attended, degrees earned, majors, GPA, awards earned, and

    activities in which an individual participated. Dates MUST be included for all educational institutions.

3) Experience-Lists the names of the companies, the title that the individual held, the dates that the individual

   held the position, and the location of the company. All positions MUST be in chronological order with dates listed.

4) Skills-Contains all computer skills. This section in a Chronological Resume contains ONLY technical skills.

5) Professional Affiliations/Community Affiliations-Lists all affiliations of which an individual is a member.

Example of a Chronological Resume

Andre Diaz

3967 N. Woods Ave.

Paramus, NJ 07612

Phone: 973.555.5555


Objective     To obtain a position that allows me to utilize my technical and sales skills

Education   Lehigh University

                      BS, Computer Information Systems, May 1998

                      GPA 3.66

Experience   Intranet Inc., Allentown, PA

                    May 1998-present

                    Position: Technical Analyst

                    **Create databases to store client information

                    **Update company web page using Java and JavaScript

                    **Provide help desk support to company employees

                    Radio Shack, Paramus, NJ


                    Position: Sales Associate

                    **Demonstrated strong customer services skills in selling

                    **Awarded sales associate of the month three times

                    **Maintained accurate inventory records

                    **Created product displays during sales and special events

Skills          Operating Systems: UNIX (Sun Solaris), Windows 95 and 98

                    Languages: C++, Java, JavaScript, Visual Basic, Cobol

                    Applications: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, SAS

Professional/   Chapter President, The American Association of Computing Machinery Community     Omicron Delta Kappa-National Leadership Honor Society Captain,         Affiliations       Intramural Soccer