Career ladder climbers: If you want to remain in the same industry but are looking for new opportunities, perhaps promotion, better company perks or more pay, then you will need a chronological CV. This CV showcases your work history, plotting how you have continued to gain knowledge, skills and possibly qualifications in the same industry.
Chronological CV template example
Your full name
Your home address
Your home phone number
Your mobile phone number
Your personal email address
I am a hard working team player and I enjoy exceeding targets. I look for ways to do things better because I am motivated by being successful and achieving.
Profile explained: your profile should be about 30 words long and describe what you are like to work with, focussing on how you can help an employer to prosper. Remember, you don’t need to have had a job to be able to describe yourself as a colleague.
Focus on the skills and experience that you have from previous employment that supports the list of your key skills above. List your employment history in reverse order, starting with your most recent job first. List your employment history like this:
Job title From-to dates Company name
If you do not want to name your current employer, describe the company instead e.g. Leading UK software house
Key skills and achievements
List up to five achievements – remember you want to show how you would add value to a company. Explain what you did, how you did it and what was achieved. Define and explain the skills like this for example:
Set Key Performance Indicators (KPI) that were aligned to ‘new business’ objectives for the company. KPI was individually performance and bonus related and resulted in a 5% uplift in customer acquisition.
Public sector example:
Set up employee feedback forum in light of new Energy Saving Policy to encourage bottom up communication. The achieved policy recommended energy savings and exceeded expectations by 2%.
List all of the systems that you have used that are relevant to the job you are applying for stating your competence level, see examples below.
MS Excel advanced
Sage II procurement
Training and qualifications
List any courses that you have recently completed where the course of skills acquired are relevant to the job that you are applying for. State the grade or mark that you achieve where relevant.
Course/skill name From-to dates Education institution name Grade/mark
Awards and membership of professional bodies
List all relevant awards, membership of professional bodies and also membership of ‘news’ or ‘lobby’ groups etc. For example:
Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)