A Curriculum vitae (CV) is a document which includes education, experience, skills, and accomplishments that is used to apply for jobs. I shall discuss the two types of CV formats widely known and practiced.
I. Chronological CV
II. Functional CV
The chronological cv is the most traditional and the standard resume format. The word chronology means “time” and what you will be doing in a chronological cv is summarizing your work experience and education by time period, listing your most recent experience first.
* Emphasizes steady employment( no job-hopping)
* This format emphasizes prestigious employers.
* It is more familiar to interviewers and is the most widely and accepted cv format. * It’s the easiest cv format to write. Employment dates are usually listed first, from present to past, followed by job title, then name of organization, city and state
* Because this format highlights dates, it will quickly show the employer things like gaps in employment and frequent job changes. * It is difficult to show employers the “themes” which run through your experience- such as customer service experience, or stress and conflict handling experience.
Here is a sample:
H# 93, I-9, Islamabad0345-3344552Umbreen.email@example.com|
Profile:| Ten years sales experience working my way up to managerial position. Highly successful and focused with strong customer relations, selling and managerial skills plus proven annual increased sales track record.|
2005 - present| Sales Manager| The Shop, Fulham|
Responsible for a team of 8 staff. Managed the daily running of a large fashion retail store, which included buying stock, promoting clothes lines, coordinating sales and promotions, as well as training staff and communicating with customers. * Responsible...