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7 Step Layout of a Chronological CV

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7 step layout of how to write a ‘Chronological CV’:
  • Personal Details
  • Career Objective
  • Work Experiences
  • Qualifications
  • Skills
  • Personal Interests
  • Referees

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Hi. In this video, you will learn how to write the most common CV called ‘Chronological CV’. However, job seekers are suggested to know when to use this type of application. Chronological CV is good for job seekers always looking for jobs in the same specific career area. It shows your work career progression making it the easiest to read and thus, the most used type of CV writing today.
So, here is a 7 step layout of how to write a ‘Chronological CV’:
  • Personal Details: This is written on the top of the CV. It includes information such as your name, email address and further contact details.
  • Career Objective: Here you are recommended to write about your job motivations, enthusiasm and to mention why you should be chosen for the job.
  • Work Experiences: Here all your work experiences should be mentioned in order, going backwards by date. All kinds of work related to the job offer are advised here. This includes volunteer jobs, part-time jobs and of course full-time jobs. Mention job titles, responsibilities and all achievements. Don’t leave gaps.
  • Qualifications: Here mention all your schools and colleges. Also, your grades and the courses and units that you have covered are advisable. But, remember to keep all information in reverse chronological order.
  • Skills: These should be different than your qualifications above. Mention the professional skills you have related to the job. For example, computer skills, problem-solving skills etc.
  • Personal Interests: This is optional but is very beneficial if your interests or hobbies match the job you are applying for.
  • Referees: These are the contact details of people that can recommend you maybe from a previous job for example. Make sure you have taken their permission before mentioning them on your CV.
So we suggest you follow the above layout in writing your ‘Chronological CV’. But always remember if you have gaps in your work career, this type of CV is not advisable since it emphasizes and shows these weaknesses!