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Reverse-Chronological Resume Format

The Chronological Resume Format (or Reverse-Chronological) is the most common resume format and the one you have probably come across before. The name is long, but the premise is simple: list all your jobs in chronological order, ordered from most recent to oldest.

To capitalise on this type of layout, make sure you include the following details for each job:

  1. Job title.
  2. Organisation name.
  3. Dates.
  4. Location (if relevant).


This format is suitable for jobseekers at all levels, and anyone who can answer “Yes!” to these questions:

  1. Do you have a solid, consistent career history?
  2. Have you progressed upwardly in your career?
  3. Are you applying for a job that aligns with your past career experience?
  4. Have you spent a long time at your previous jobs?

As popular as the reverse-chronological format is, it is not a one size fits all solution. You might want to give it a miss if:

  1. Your career history is pot-holed with gaps.
  2. You switch jobs often or hold roles for short periods before moving on.
  3. You are applying for a job in an industry that has no similarity to your current role.

Click Here for a Chronological Resume Format Sample

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