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Sample Chronological Resume – Emphasizing Work Experience

Chronolgical resumes are partificulary effective for job seekers that have a strong work history related to the position they are seeking. Tate Bruker is a great example of a job seeker who effectively employes this resume format.

Tate’s resume effectively displays how his work experience qualifies him for a position as a private client services representative with a top investment bank. Very quickly an employer can see that Tate has been involved in the financial services and industry for many years, has solid experience and skills. His resume also demonstrates that Tate has consistently performed and that he as progressed in the financial services industry with each new job he’s acquired.

Tate Brubaker – Financial Analyst

OBJECTIVE: Private Client Services, Goldman Sachs


  • Financial Analyst with more than 10 years experience in financial analysis.
  • M.B.A. in Investment Finance with CPA, CFA and CFP certifications.
  • Unique combination of expertise in financial analysis, forecasting and accounting.
  • Team leader with exceptional interpersonal communication skills.


3423 Dakota Lane Salt Lake City, UT 84092 (801) 572-8832

2003-present MORGAN STANLEY, Salt Lake City, UT
Senior Financial Analyst
Oversaw management of private and commercial assets
portofolio totally more than $150 million.

  • Help develop risk mitigration strategy designed to diversify client risk across a myriad of asset groups in 10 industries.
  • Made portfolio recommendations to managing director and CEO.

2002-03 LEMAN BROTHERS Denver CO
Financial Analyst
Identified and reported key economic drivers and financial indicitors to asset and risk management teams. Helped support key client accounts.

  • Received employee recognization award for top performance.
  • Received three raises while employed for superior performance.
  • Earned CFA certification.
2001- 2002 AXIS FINANCIAL LLC., Denver CO
Certified Financial Planner

  • Worked with senior CFP to build and manage $50 million portofolio of personal assets.
  • Helped manage $20 million growth in portfolio over 1 year period.
  • Assisted in development and launch of hedgefund.
1997-2001 MORTGAGE BROKERS INC, Denver, CO
Loan Underwriter
Loan Processor
1990-95 KPMG, Aurora, CO

  • For this big four accounting firm, consulted with
    CEOs and CFOs in a variety of industries (high tech, construction,
    legal services, production) concerning tax auditing, financial planning,
    and risk management.
1985-90 ITM RISK MANAGERS, Boulder, CO
Assistant Financial Planner
Colorado State University, Denver CO
M.B.A., 1988