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Chronological CVs

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A chronological CV emphasises work experience and personal history. This CV communicates that you are experienced and established in one career area.

  • Start with your most recent position and work back in time, giving the most space to recent employment. Detail the last four or five positions. You don't need to show every position change within a given employer.

  • Do not repeat details common to several positions. Stress major accomplishments and responsibilities that demonstrate your full competency to do the job.

  • Keep your job target in mind and as you describe prior positions and accomplishments, emphasise those that are most closely related to your next move up.

  • If you have completed a relevant course or received a degree within the past five years, it should go at the top of the CV. Otherwise, education should be listed at the bottom.

  • Keep the length of your CV to one or two pages.

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