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High Impact CVs: 52 brilliant ideas for making your résumé sensational by John Middleton

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6What’s your type?

The two main types of CV in circulation are the reverse chronological and the functional. They can both work extremely well, but which to use when?

One of the more important decisions to make concerning your CV is how to structure the information you want to present. There are many variations on a theme, but the decision really boils down to one of two options.

Let’s have a quick look at each in turn:

THE REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL CV

This type of CV details your education and the jobs you’ve held in sequence. The most effective use of a chronological CV is to list your experience in reverse order, i.e. starting with your current or most recent role and then moving back in time, and then treating your education in the same ...

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