The Chronological Resume
This resume differs from the Functional Resume.† It emphasizes specific job experience.† Even though you might not have lengthy job assignments, you should have picked up specific skills and experience.† If you are applying for a specific job, make a point to focus the resume around skills that are related from your previous employment or training if possible.
You can also create a resume that would work for different jobs or industries by simply changing your career objective statement.† You can also make it general by saying something like this:† Objective:† to obtain a position in which I can learn, improve my skills, and become a valuable employee.† Any employer would see that as a positive statement about a personís career objective.
List specific jobs with the name of the company, the dates you worked the job, your responsibilities and the skills and traits you developed.† List these jobs beginning with the most recent.
Begin your resume with personal information.
16931 Elm Street
Calexico, CA 92231
Create a Objective statement and be ready to talk about it in an interview:
††††††††††† Objective:† Obtain a career-oriented position with a landscape company
Explain exactly where you worked and what you did.† List your Work History in chronological order.
††††††††††† Work History:
∑ 1999 to present - Maintenance department, Centerville General Hospital.† Worked in a team to maintain cleanliness of entire hospital; developed several skills including following directions and solving problems.
∑ 1998 - Summer employment.† Salesperson at Harryís Hardware, provided customer service, recommended products, and offered solutions for home-repair projects; learned computer applications and to work well with others.
∑ 1997 - Summer employment.† City Highway Department
Although you donít need to show them here, have References available from at least two adults.
††††††††††††††††††††††† Personal references on request