Chronological CV example

Author
Susanne Christian, Careers adviser
Posted
February, 2019

Presented in reverse chronological order, this type of CV is one of the most common and is sometimes referred to as a traditional CV

Jo Smith 54 Long Street, Anytown, XP9 8JQ jpsmith99@gmail.com 07777888999

I am a final-year maths undergraduate with customer service and sales experience in the energy industry. As a tutor and maths club coordinator I can explain maths concepts to all ages and abilities. I am keen to use my maths and commercial skills to train as an energy industry analyst.

Education

University of Birmingham (2016-2019)

BSc (Hons) Mathematics. Predicted 2:1.

Modules included mathematical modelling, mathematics in industry, real and complex analysis and mathematical finance.

Any Town High School (2008-2015)

A-levels: maths, physics, chemistry. AS-level geography.

9 GCSEs including English language and English literature.

Employment

Inbound customer service adviser, Energex UK call centre (2016-2018)

  • Helping customers assess energy costs and tariffs
  • Ensuring quality and compliance standards during the switching process
  • Meeting and exceeding sales targets consistently

Maths tutoring for 11+ (2015-2016)

  • Assessing pupils level of maths and confidence in their abilities
  • Preparing and delivering individual lessons. 100% pass rate of students

Volunteering

Coordinated Year 7 and 8 lunchtime maths club (2013-2015)

I started Math Buzz so younger pupils could enjoy and succeed at maths. I had to publicise the group and recruit members. I also had to devise a programme of weekly activities. We had a waiting list at the end of the first term and teachers reported that pupils were achieving more in class as a result of the club.

Activities and achievements

Anytown High School Heads' Award for School Service for creating and running Math Buzz, Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Awards.

Sports

  • Member of Birmingham University Cricket 2nd XI
  • Captain of Anytown School Cricket 1st XI
  • Member of Anytown Rugby Club Under 18's XV

Start your chronological CV with a concise statement demonstrating your motivation for applying for the job. While it's important to list your educational achievements and qualifications, you only need to mention relevant modules.

When it comes to your employment history, recruiters are interested in any relevant experience, no matter the level so don't leave anything out. Alongside your duties, be sure to mention any successes, with a brief description of what you did.

Volunteering is worth adding your CV, especially if it adds weight to your skills or if it demonstrates skills and experience which you haven't gained elsewhere. The same applies if you play a sport or hold membership to any clubs or societies - activities like this show another side to you.

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