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Resume Template 1

Resume Template 1 is in a scannable, chronological format. A chronological resume format lists work history in reverse chronological order.

Subsequently, it's also called a reverse chronological resume format. See Resume Formats for more information.

You may download Resume Template 1 for free and modify it for personal use. It's an RTF file, which is compatible with most word processors (such as Microsoft® Word) and safe to download.

But first, please read the Important notice below. It includes the download link.

If you'd prefer a chronological resume format that has the headings listed above the sections, see Resume Template 5. Refer to Resume Templates for the formats and styles available for downloading.

Because of differences in the way that Web browsers and word processors display pages, the resume format (line spacing, margins, fonts, etc.) displayed below differs slightly from the download version.

If you copy and paste this resume template from your screen instead of downloading it, the format might not stay intact. That's because copying picks up background Web-page formatting that might not be understood by the software application into which you paste it.

Chronological Resume Template

[Full Name]
[Mail Address, City, State, Zip Code] • [Phone #] • [Email Address]

OBJECTIVE  [Professional resume writers often omit this resume template section in modern resume formats, even though it's tradition to include it. Whether or not to include it is up to you, but first read the Profile section below. For general resume submissions (e.g., via job banks or recruiters), describe your career goal in one to three brief sentences. When submitting your chronological resume to apply for specific job openings, tailor your objective (and your entire chronological resume) to closely match each job description without embellishing. Delete this section from the resume template if you don't use it.]
PROFILE  [Although this section makes this resume template more like a combination resume format than a traditional chronological version, professional resume writers often include it in modern chronological resumes in place of an Objective section. That's because it generally lets employers know what you can do for them, which is better than implying right up front what they can do for you. (Interviewers will likely ask about your career goal, whether or not it's in your resume.) To use this section, summarize your background in a few sentences, and then list specifics under each job in your Experience section. Use action words and industry-standard keywords. You may rename this section, such as Summary, Background or Qualifications. Delete it if you decide not to use it.]
EXPERIENCE [Job Title or Company Name]
[Company Name, City, State or Job Title]
[Year] to [Year or Present]
[Optional Short Description]
  • [List main job responsibilities or major achievements]
  • [If applying for a specific job, match the job description requirements as closely as possible without embellishing.]
  • [Use action words and industry-standard keywords.]
  [Job Title or Company Name]
[Company Name, City, State or Job Title]
[Year] to [Year]
[Optional Short Description]
  • [List main job responsibilities or major achievements]
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  [Job Title or Company Name]
[Company Name, City, State or Job Title]
[Year] to [Year]
[Optional Short Description]
  • [List main job responsibilities or major achievements]
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EDUCATION [Degree, Credit Hours or Diploma or School Name]
[School Name, City, State or Degree, Credit Hours or Diploma]
[Optional Brief Description]
  • [List significant awards, accomplishments or curricular activities, or your minor, work completed toward advanced degree, etc.]
  • [If education is your most important career asset, move it above EXPERIENCE; for example, if you're fresh out of school with little career work experience.]
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[EXTRA] [Optional extra section for what you think is important to emphasize; for example, special skills, military experience, awards and membership in career-related professional organizations. (Personal hobbies and interests are no longer included in U.S. resumes, because they have too-often given the wrong impression.) If this section is more important than another, move it up in your resume. Delete this section from the resume template if you don't use it.]
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REFERENCES References available on request. [This resume template section is often omitted in modern resume formats, because employers now assume that applicants will provide references when asked. If you want to keep it anyway, simply delete this bracketed text. If you need the space, delete this section.]

Important! You may download (or copy) this chronological resume template only to land a job. Reprinting this chronological resume template in whole or part in any media without expressed, written permission, is a violation of U.S. or international copyright laws, even if it's for noncommercial use. Read Copyright Matters for more information.

TechnicalJobSearch.com has made no expressed or implied guarantees, warranties, or other representations of any kind about your chances of landing a job by using this free resume template. If you use this free resume template, you do so at your sole risk. Read Disclaimer for more information.

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For more ideas on what to write in each section of this chronological resume template, see the professionally-written sample resumes in the Resume and Letter Center. It also includes resume format descriptions, curriculum vitae and scannable resume information, cover letter samples, and more.

If you're not comfortable writing your own chronological resume and this free chronological resume template doesn't help, consider hiring a professional resume writing service to do it for you. It's worth it!

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