How to structure your resume
A well-structured resume will deliver your information in an orderly fashion, creating an instant and powerful impression of the value you will bring to a particular job role.
Employers often review hundreds of resumes in a single day, so it's no wonder that recent research shows that during the initial screening process, recruiting professionals spend on average a mere 40 seconds on each resume. That's why it is so critical to optimise your resume structure in order to get short-listed for the interview!
The most accepted resume format is chronological, which highlights your work experience, qualifications and education in reverse date order, listing your most recent item first. This structure provides employers the most efficient means of reviewing your past employment and educational achievements, as well as following your career progression.
Including more detail when describing your most recent positions will also help the employer understand your logic, and avoid creating confusion as to why you are applying for a particular role. Too much focus on an older job for example, even though it may have been a more satisfying and senior role, may cause the employer to believe that your career has peaked and is in decline.
ConnectCV gets you off on the right track and saves you time by providing you a standard chronological template.