10 Oct


Posted by George Hoadley

For its simplicity and ease of comprehension, out of all the types of resumes out there, a chronological resume is the best way to get your resume noticed in Canada.

Before you get into the tips for the best resume layout, the ideal font size and recommended alignments, it is imperative you decide on the type of resume you want to create.


Which Type of Resume is Right for Me?

If you are an experienced professional looking for a change of career, then Chronological Resume is your best bet. Why? Because it highlights your past and present experience and emphasizes on the skills that an employer is interested in.

If you are a fresh graduate looking for a job, you might not have the kind of experience it requires to make a stand-out chronological resume. Try creating a functional resume instead.


What is a Chronological Resume?

Well, in simplest terms, it is a resume type wherein your work history is listed in chronological order. This means that you list the most recent position or your current job role in the resume first.

That said, chronological resumes are more preferred in Canada, all because it is easier for the hiring managers to have a quick look at your work history and the number of positions you have had, how long you had and other vital details on the go.


How to Create a Compelling Chronological Resume?

The infographic below chalks out the 4 key elements that make up a chronological resume. Follow thsese steps to and create a resume that increases your chances of getting noticed. Click to enlarge and download.


Best Resume format for jobs in Canada


George Hoadley

George brings 11 years of experience in management to his role as the Branch Manager of Design Group Staffing in Vancouver. With a LinkedIn Recruiter Certification, his areas of expertise are construction management, engineering, project management, estimating, and operations. He has experience in both contact placement and direct recruitment for top Canadian and international firms. George’s unique and diverse background allows him to assist and provide superior service to companies and prospects alike. Monday to Friday, George is a boardroom warrior who leaves no stone unturned in hunting down the top talent in the Western Canadian construction and engineering markets. On the weekend, though, he trades his oxfords in for trail shoes and travels throughout Canada and the U.S. competing in the Spartan Race OCR series.

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