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A Chronological CV / resume is the most common type of CV. This format summarises your career /work history in the order in which you held these jobs, always starting with the most recent post.

A chronological CV / resume is usually used when someone is applying for a post in the same trade or when looking for a new opportunity or a promotion.

Advantages of using a Chronological CV:

  • chronological cv resume An employer can easily see which organisations you have worked for, how long you were employed, what your main duties and achievements were.
  • You can highlight any promotions you have been given in previous companies.


This example of a chronological CV / resume can be adapted to your needs.  Make sure your personal profile reflects the job you are applying for and paints a clear picture of you as a professional and  as a person.

Include the most relevant examples in the key skills section, then reinforce them in your employment record. Remember that your work record should be given chronologically with the most recent first.

Read what  hobbies and interests on your CV say about you so that you can include interests that will show you in a good light.

 Sample chronological CV / resume

Any Street,
Any Town,
Mobile: 077777777777
E-mail: abodi@tpdc.co.uk

Anna Bodi

An excellent organiser who enjoys working within a team environment, but who is also capable of working extremely well on her own with the minimum of supervision. Trustworthy and reliable, her excellent customer service skills and ability to communicate with people at all levels make her an ideal candidate for a supervisory position in a customer facing enterprise.
Key Skills / Qualities:
  • Experienced in management and event organization.
  • High level of customer service in a variety of fields.
  • Proven supervisor.
  • Multilingual – Fluent in Italian, English, Spanish and also able to speak some Portuguese.
  • Able to get along with people at all levels.
Employment Summary:
Senior Bar Assistant
2008 – 2009
Snobs Wine Bar, London
Duties:  Working in a prestigious wine bar my duties included:
  • Accepting cash and credit card payments
  • Reconciling bar tills
  • Taking customers’ orders
  • Stocking and ordering of wines
  • Also bringing clients drinks and food orders to their tables
Assistant Manager
Soho Cafe, London
  • Deputising for the Manager in their absence
  • Responsible for training new staff members
  • Ordering of supplies, stock management
  • Ensuring customers were satisfied with the service and cashiering duties.
Waitress  2006
La Dolce Vita, London
  • Taking customers’ orders and relaying them to the kitchen
  • Serving customers with their meals and drinks
  • Making sure their meals were satisfactory and that bills were paid.
2004 – 2006
Kensington Hotel, London
  • Maintaining rooms to a high standard
  • General cleaning duties
  • Replenishing stock, and other associated tasks.
Events Coordinator
2002 – 2004
Salvatore’s Events, Italy
  • Organizing entertainments for guests and their children, e.g.;
  • Musicals for children, and
  • Giving dance classes to adults.
Promotions Assistant
1999 – 2002
Italgas, Italy
  • Advising customers of the benefits of Italgas’ service
  • Convincing clients to enlist with Italgas,
  • Filling in contracts for customers, and
  • Handing out leaflets in various shopping centres in Naples.

Relevant Qualifications:
Neopolitan College
Piazza Corleone
Naples, Italy
I successfully completed my Baccalaureate (the English equivalent is a B.A.).  Subjects Studied: Tourism, Kindergarten teaching, Italian, Maths, History, Geography 1994 – 1999
Hobbies & Interests:
I enjoy sports such as athletics, swimming and tennis and I regularly use the gym to keep fit. I am a keen reader with a penchant for biographies and enjoy socialising with family and friends by organising dinner parties.

References are available on request


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Once you have constructed a great CV and a covering letter that will impress, upload your CV / resume online and get found by recruiters looking for your skills.  Then you can search for jobs in your country and overseas, find the latest vacancies and start applying instantly.

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