A CV’s main role is to ensure a job interview for the applicant. When a recruiter reads it they should feel the need to interview the sender. That is the first step towards getting a job.
In this kind of CV all the information about education, training, track record and such, is shown in a chronological order. The first experiences and studies are shown in first place.
This type of CV is no longer very common.
This sort of CV, as well as the next kind, may not be the most appropriate ones for people who have long “unjustifiable” gaps in their track records, because they make such gaps more evident. In these cases, it might be wise to go with the functional CV model.
⁃Inverted Chronology (European CV):
As stated by its very name, they are chronological but in an inverted order. The latest experiences come in first place. Thus, our current or latest job will be shown first.
This variety is probably (because there are no magic formulas, and it always depends on who reads our CV) the most suitable option if we decide to draw up a chronological-type CV, because recruiters tend to pay more attention to the latest facts/experiences.
The information is structured into professional or business activity sections. If we have got experience from different fields and sectors, we can reflect this by creating sections for each one of them. In each one of these sections we then specify the chronology of our experiences as we find appropriate.
This type of CV is the most suitable one when we feel that we have got experience from many different industries and that they are all relevant for the job we are applying for. If not, it is more accurate to show only those professional and non-professional experiences, training courses and skills which may contribute towards making us a stronger candidate.
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