Chronological Resume

Career Objective: What you are trying to attain.

Major Achievements

  • achievements are related to the bottom line: increasing revenue, containing and reducing costs, bringing on new clients, programs developed, etc.
  • use bullets to display your achievements
  • list them from your most current achievement to your least current
  • keep descriptions in point form
  • list differences you made to the companies you have worked for - what return on investments you have produced
  • describe how the company has benefited since you have joined them - your bottom line contributions
  • explain the new programs you have initiated and how these have increased the company's profits

Work History

  • date of current position, name of company
  • title of position held
  • briefly describe responsibilities
  • continue on for each job held for the past 10 years or so
  • not meant to be a job description
  • describe only key factual information, (i.e. clients gained, strategies implemented, etc), and the effects these had on sales increases, cost reductions and net profit gains
  • ex: September 1995 - Present XYZ Company, VP of Marketing
  • increased sales revenue of XYZ by 17% annually through new client acquisitions & development of strategic initiatives, sales tools & marketing programs
  • achieved new sales ($1.7 million) for XYZ's European partners through presentations given to their clients in France and Germany
  • generated new business for several agencies by developing distinctive building strategies for clients
  • wrote business plan & created comprehensive operational budget based on benchmarks for operational expenses & performance in the industry
  • negotiated approval to change & expand existing departmental structure to improve communication & productivity


  • school attended
  • dates attended
  • Degree, Certificate, Diploma received
  • ex: McGill University, 1988-1992, Bachelor of Engineering Science
  • include computer skills, diplomas, completed courses, etc.

Interests & Hobbies

  • briefly describe

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