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 present or the current year.

Actual content and layout will vary. Not all items are required or necessary. Please replace all tags e.g. [Email 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)]
[Email address]

JOB OBJECTIVE: The job you want next


+  How much experience you have in the field of your job objective, in a related field or using the skills required for your new position.
+  An overall career accomplishment that shows you would be good at this job.
+  What someone would say about you as a recommendation.


19xx - 19xx     Job Title, Company Name, City, State (first job)

+  An accomplishment you are proud of that shows you will be valued by your next employer.
+  An occasion when someone "sat up and took notice" of your skill.

 19xx - 20xx     Job Title, Company Name, City, State

+  A project you are proud of that support your job objective.
+  Another accomplishment that shows you are good at this line of work.
+  Quantifiable results that point out your skill.

19xx - pres.     Job Title, Company Name, City, State (current or last job)

+  An accomplishment you are proud of that shows you are good at this profession.
+  A problem you solved and the results.
+  A time when you positively affected the organization, the bottom line, your boss, your co-workers or your clients.
+  Awards, commendations, publications, etc., you achieved that relate to your job objective.


Degree, Major (if relevant), 19xx (optional)
University, City, State

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

Most recruiters expect to receive a cover letter together with your CV or resume.
So, prepare a cover letter convincing the reader why you are the best candidate for the interview.
If you have difficulty with your cover letter writing use one of these:

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!