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Sample Chronological Resume – Addressing Gaps in Work History

For nearly a year Hector Gomez was unemployed while he tended to his elderly mother who recently passed away. Hector developed a chronological resume format that highlights his work history without drawing attention to the period of time that he was unemployed.



Hector Gomez
32 San Juan Drive
New York, New York 76332
123-555-1234
hgomez.ad@gmail.com

Magazine Production Manager

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Seven years in print production.
Journalism degree and training at daily news publication.
Recognized for accelerating production through managerial skills.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2000-pres. New York Times, New York, NY
 
MAGAZINE PRODUCTION SPECIALIST
Coordinated production of printed version of the NY Times.

1994-00 The Petersen Paper, Incorporated, Fairview, GA
MAGAZINE PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Managed full production of a 200-page magazine distributed to more than 2000 retailers.
Coordinated deadlines among creative departments to shipping departments.
Supervised 15 artists and 27 technicians; managed relations with over 24 vendors.
Co-represented the Production Department at meetings.
Instructed interns in print production techniques and systems.

1991-93 Columbia University Press, Irvington, NY
PRINT PRODUCTION INTERN
Learned every aspect of print production, working under the senior print technician.
Facilitated in technically demanding assignments for clients.

EDUCATION AND AFFILIATIONS

B.A., Journalism, Columbia University, Irvington, NY, 1987
Sophomore year abroad in Toledo, Spain for work-study program
American Printers Association
International Paper and Print Production Institute