The example below shows the structure for a chronological resume, with a sample using this
format on the following page. You should try to keep your resume from 1-3 pages long and
follow the suggested structure below.
Order of a Chronological Resume
Name, address, home phone number, cell phone number, e-mail address, home address
An optional resume feature. Usually between 2-4 lines and used for new college graduates and
those making a career change. It explains the type of work you want to do.
Highlights achievements and professional growth. This section works like a summary of your
resume to grab the employer's attention and note your qualifications. This section can be labeled
"Professional Profile", "Key Skills", "Qualifications", etc.
Label the work history section "Experience", "Professional Experience", "Work History", or
"Employment Experience". Experience includes more than your past work experience. Also
include school projects that highlight skills and abilities. Start with the most current experience
and list accomplishments in a bulleted format. Be sure to include activities/accomplishments
that relate to the current position you are applying for.
For recent graduates, the education category should appear next. However, if you have recent
full-time work history, this section should follow the work history entry. Include the school(s) you
attended, list majors/minors, degrees earned
List any awards, recognitions, certificates, etc. that are applicable to the job or demonstrate skills
necessary to get the job done and highlight why you’re the best candidate for the job.
Include skills related to the position / career field that you are applying for i.e. computer skills,
The references signal the end of your resume. Include a statement that tells the employer
references are available upon request. Don't list names of references on your resume unless an
employer specifically requests such.
The following page contains a
Sample Chronological Resume Format