Florida International University
Division of Human Resources
A chronological resume is used if you have extensive experience in a particular field and have no gaps in
employment history. A chronological resume is the preferred format for individuals submitting resumes to a
job search board (i.e., Monster or CareerBuilder), and/or recruiters.
The first section of your resume should include information on how the employer can contact you.
First Last Name
City, State Zip
This section of your resume should detail your work history in chronological order. List the companies you
worked for, dates of employment, the positions you held, and a bulleted list of responsibilities. Your work
history should be recorded starting from the most recent position you have held. Include information below
for all positions held.
In the education section of your resume, list the colleges you attended and the degrees attained.
Professional Honors and Awards
In this section, list any special awards and honors you have earned.
In the education section of your resume, list any professional certifications and/or licenses you have that may
be relevant to the position.
Include skills related to the position/career field that you are applying (i.e., computer skills, language skills).
There is no need to include references on your resume. You should indicate that references are available upon
For a resume template, please click on the Template link of the Outplacement Toolkit or visit www.jobstar.org/
tools/resume/samples.php. for examples of Chronological resumes.