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Now that you know what a chronological resume is and how to format one, let's take a look at an example chronological resume for someone with a solid work history and one for a recent graduate. In the first of the two chronological resume examples, employers are able to clearly and quickly see Anita's solid work history, as well as her career growth. If Anita was a recent graduate with little experience, she could move the education section above the work experience in order to highlight her degree. This can be seen in the second chronological resume example.

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Chronological resume example #1: Strong work history

Anita Job
123 Spruce Avenue
Anytown, MI 12345

555-123-4567

AnitaJob@email.com

 

OBJECTIVE

To obtain a challenging paediatric nursing position that specializes in intensive care.

EXPERIENCE 

Pediatric Care Nurse, January 2005–Present

Anytown General Hospital, Anytown, MI 

Anytown General Hospital

  • Providing comprehensive care to children and their families
  • Assessing necessary patient care
  • Ordering additional testing as required
  • Assisting in pediatric surgeries

Practical Nurse, June 2000–December 2004

Anytown Nursing Home, Anytown, MI

Anytown Nursing Home

  • Provided basic bedside care
  • Assisted with bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene
  • Monitored patients and reported any adverse reactions to medication

Medical Orderly, September 1998–June 2000

Anytown Nursing Home, Anytown, MI

Anytown Nursing Home

  • Assisted nursing staff in day-to-day duties
  • Performed routine personal care

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, May 2004

Anytown University, Anytown, MI

Practical Nursing Diploma,  May 2000

Anytown Technical College, Anytown, MI

High School Diploma, June 1998

Anytown High School, Anytown, MI


Chronological resume example #2: Recent graduate

Anita Job
123 Spruce Avenue
Anytown, MI 12345

555-123-4567

AntiaJob@email.com

 

OBJECTIVE

To obtain a challenging paediatric nursing position that specializes in intensive care.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, May 2009

Anytown University, Anytown, MI

High School Diploma, June 2005

Anytown High School, Anytown, MI

EXPERIENCE

Pediatric Nursing Intern, January 2008–May 2009

Anytown General Hospital, Anytown, MI

  • Shadowed pediatric nurses in their day-to-day duties
  • Filed patient records
  • Assisted in basic bedside care
  • Provided support to children and their families

 Sales Associate, September 2005–January 2008

That Big Store, Anytown, MI

  • Provided outstanding customer service
  • Handled customer complaints and returns
  • Merchandised products and stocked shelves

Camp Counsellor, June 2004–September 2004

Camp Happy Place, Anytown, MI

  • Planned daily activities for campers
  • Cooked nutritious meals

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