Resumes, Letters & Interviews

Chronological Resume Outline


When should I use this type of resume?

A chronological resume presents your education and work experience in a straightforward, reverse chronological order. If the majority of your work experience is related to your stated job objective, the chronological style can be effective.

Outline of Layout Structure

Phone Number w/Area Code
Email Address | Web Site(optional)
Physical Address (optional, not required)


A statement of objective is optional.If you use one, be specific. A summary of qualifications is also optional. It can be used to feature minimum and desirable qualifications you meet or exceed.


List most recent degree first, major, institution and date of graduation or anticipated graduation. May note GPA if it is greater than 3.5, or academic honors if desired. You may wish to add an addendum that identifies the courses you have taken grouped into two or three meaningful categories.


Your title, name of organization, description of your duties, level of responsibility, number of people supervised,  special accomplishments, and dates. This category may include all relevant experience both paid and volunteer.


Position held (if appropriate), name of organization and dates.


References are mandatory. On a separate sheet give names, titles, business mailing addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. Do not use relatives, friends, or other students as references.


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