Chronological Resume Sample

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Chronological Resume Sample

The Chronological Resume is the most common and most popular resume format because it shows a work history and progression of jobs in a simple way. The most recent, or current, job is described first then previous jobs are listed in reverse chronological order.

This format is ideal for candidates applying for a job that is the next logical and obvious step in their career progression but is good for anyone not changing jobs or careers.

If you are making a career change or looking for jobs that aren't the next logical step after your current or previous job a Functional Resume is better. Click here to learn more about Functional Resumes.

These are the common elements of this resume format:

Contact Information

Objective (Optional) – Only used when targeting a specific job or job opening Summary or Skill Summary

Keyword Block (Optional) – Used on resumes that will be scanned and saved in a database

Work History or Professional Experience

Military Experience (optional) – If relevant and/or helpful Education

Professional Affiliations (optional) – If you have any and they are relevant to the job

Training and/or Certifications

You do not need to add the comment "References Available Upon Request" because this is already assumed.

A simple Chronological Resume

Job S. Seeker
115 North South Avenue
Pizzaburgh, Florida 33333
Phone: (333) 333-3333

Job Objective

Job Posting NNR7930 – Office Manager

Strengths and Skills

Resourceful and Reliable
Comfortable with accounts payable and receivable
Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

Work Experience

2000-present – Office Manager
Blue Status Ear Wax Co., Pizzaburgh, FL
Manage a team of medical claims processors
Train newly hired staff
Submit weekly and monthly management reports in Excel
Recognized for consistently exceeding of department productivity goals

1996-2000 – Medical Record Processor
Blue Status Ear Wax Co. Pizzaburgh, FL
Responsible for processing medical claims and creating weekly productivity reports for department manager

1990-2000 - E4, U.S. Army
Assigned overseas as a specialist in finance operations
Received honorable discharge after completing service


General Business College, Tempe, ID
Completed 2-year business program - 1997


Completed several continuing-education courses in business communication, scheduling systems, customer relations, Microsoft Office Suite

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