Chronological CV Template

This is one of the CV templates for job seekers who wish to make a career move. The chronological CV, most often confused with the widely used reverse chronological CV format, lists job experience starting with your first job and ending with your most recent position. It is not popular as most recruiters prefer the reverse chronological CV starting with your current active position and typically have the start date listed to the present or the current year.

Actual content and layout will vary. Not all items are required or necessary. Please replace all tags e.g. [e-mail address] with your own information to create your chronological CV.

[your first and last name]
[mailing address]
[city, state/province, zip code/postal code, country]
[phone or messages number(s)]
[e-mail address]

[One sentence or two on your career plans and objectives]

[A paragraph or two highlighting your experience, skills and strengths]


[Date(s), Institution Name, Faculty, Location
Degree in Subject, Year Graduated
Information about thesis/dissertation, major courses, etc.]
[Description of course(s)]

Dates (e.g. Jan 1987 to Sep 1999) (starting with the first job)
Company Name, Location, Type of Business
Job Title, Brief description of position and duties]

[Dates (e.g. Oct 1999 to Apr 2003)
Company Name, Location, Type of Business
Job Title, Brief description of position and duties]

[Dates (e.g. May 2003 to Present) (ending with the current or most recent job)
Company Name, Location, Type of Business
Job Title, Brief description of position and duties]

[In this area, list your technical skills or training. For example, programming languages, the software you are proficient with, foreign languages are spoken, etc.]

[In this area, list any relevant publications, or links to a page of your publications if the list is long]

[In this area, list any organizations to which you belong (professional and/or academic societies, etc.)]

Check the spelling and grammar of your chronological CV. Use the word processor's spell and grammar checker. If you are not confident of your ability to detect grammatical, punctuation and usage errors in English or other language or if you need help in organizing your CV or cover letter send it to a professional for assistance.

Remember that your CV must be targeted, scannable and generate hits. If you have difficulty with your CV writing instead of staring at a blank piece of paper, use CV samples and CV templates.

Most recruiters expect to receive a cover letter together with your CV. So, prepare a cover letter convincing the reader why you are the best candidate for the interview using cover letter writing tips.

Other Chronological CV Template Info

To be successful in your country job search and get the jobs you want, you need to prepare a cover letter and CV or resume which you must email instantly to the prospective employers selected during a job search.

When you receive an invitation to the interview, you may apply for a visa and work permit. Then prepare yourself and take a look at the dress code because how you dress is one of the most important attributes in being hired.

Check the job interview dos & don'ts, job interview tips and other job search skills pages. Find out why people are not hired for available jobs.

In addition, on international job search, visas, work permits, cover letters, CVs & resumes, job interviews and dress codes pages, you will find very useful tips for many different countries.

Good luck with your chronological CV template!