Reverse Chronological Resume Template

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The Reverse Chronological Resume Template is a popular format with both recruiters and the candidates who wish to gain their attention. This format became quite popular in the past fifteen years and is now virtually a standard method of inquiry. Obviously, when applying for a position, an applicant will seek to give a recruiter precisely what that recruiter wants to see. This is important on many levels. It shows an ability to adhere to structure and, if the language used in the content is up to par, a proficiency in communication.

In order to fully utilize the Reverse Chronological Format Resume Template, a job seeker should clear out a reasonable amount of time as it is imperative the content be of high quality. It is also a good idea to organize both one’s records and one’s thoughts. This is because accuracy and a good frame of mind will be conducive to filling out these sections properly. The resulting resume from a filled out Reverse Chronological Resume Template will be one’s first impression upon a recruiter and thus can make or break an applicant’s chances for an interview.

How to Write

Step 1. Input your name and contact information at the top of the page. This should really act as a business card. Your name should be prominently displayed and the format for the contact information should add to a professional look.

Step 2. The first section of the resume will be an Objective or Profile section. The current popular introduction is a Profile where you describe your professional identity to the employer.

Step 3. The Professional Experience section is often the heart and soul of a resume. This is where you list your employment history. That is, the places you were employed with. Each place should have the name of the company, the date range you were employed for and your official job title. This can occupy one or two lines and must be the first part of the entry. The second part of each entry should deliver your accomplishments and/or duties you were responsible for.

Step 4. The Education and Training section is basically a list of the degrees and certificates you earned. At a minimum, the official degree title and school where it was earned should be included. Additional information such as the year it was attained or relevant coursework are advisable to include but not necessarily required.

Step 5. If you have earned any notoriety, list this in the “Awards and Commendations” section. Please note the sample below is for ex-military. If you have not won any medals or commendations, simply alter the title of this section to “Awards”

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