Simple Chronological Resume
A powerful resume serves as the sales tool of the applicant. It must be so designed that must compel the recruiter to have a second glance on the application material. Creating a resume is a difficult task, and you might spend days on making a perfect resume that still doesn’t bring back an interview call. The problem lies not in your skills but in your designed resume. Often job seekers create resumes that apparently appear polished but it does leave some inconsistency that is quickly grasped by the recruiter. In such a case, resume templates are of great benefit. They can provide the guidance to prepare a perfect resume whilst making the process much easier.
Inputting the information in a template gives it a more professional look, since they are already well formatted. A resume is considered effective when it is tailored to the specific job position. This suggests that it is wise to create separate resumes that highlight the skills and abilities in accordance with the job vacancy you are applying for. For instance, you might want to create a functional type of resume if the vacancy you are applying for requires a specific experience. However, if the employer is likely to view timeline of experience, and if your job experiences are in line with vacancy sought, then, in such a case, creating a chronological resume is beneficial.
Simple Chronological Resume: main features
- Name/ Contact Information
The contact information in this simple chronological resume occupies the top right corner of the page including complete address, phone number and email address, while the name is displayed in bold, good sized letters at the top left. The rest of the portion of the resume is separated with the help of a bottom border drawn under the name.
The career goals and ideal job of the applicant is explained under this heading briefly, in not more than 3 lines. The objective statement must be worded properly worded and stated in terms of what the job applicant has to contribute to the organization.
The experience of the applicant is listed in reverse chronological order. Starting from the most recent and descending down to the prior experiences. Important information to be disclosed in the experience includes:
- Date of Employment
- Company Name
- Job title
- Job responsibilities and achievements, if any.
The education section includes the degree obtained, date of attendance and School’s name. Space is provided to list the achievements and awards earned during the academic years or to mention the degree minor.
In this section, the applicant is required to list the interests that are pertinent to the type of job vacancy applied for. This strengthens the position of the applicant, if the mentioned interests are in line with the job description. For instance, if the applicant is interested in travelling and the job description involves a lot of travelling-it would leave a good impact.
In the References section, the complete name and contact information of the individual who the recruiter can contact as for the reference may be disclosed or just leave the statement as it is.
Microsoft Word 2007
|Uploaded:||May 13, 2006|
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