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    in chronological order

    Hi,

    In a job application form, I am told to "please list in chronological order".

    Which list is in chronological order?

    list 1:
    2009-2008: Manager, ABC Co. Ltd.
    2008-2007: Assistant, JKL Co. Ltd.
    2007-2006: Clerk, XYZ Co. Ltd.

    list 2:
    2007-2006: Clerk, XYZ Co. Ltd.
    2008-2007: Assistant, JKL Co. Ltd.
    2009-2008: Manager, ABC Co. Ltd.

    thanks

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    Re: in chronological order

    List 2 is in chronological order, list 1 in reverse chronological order.

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    #3

    Re: in chronological order

    Usually on resumes and job applications the most recent (or your current) job is listed first. So that is what I would do.

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    Re: in chronological order

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    In a job application form, I am told to "please list in chronological order".

    Which list is in chronological order?

    list 1:
    2009-2008: Manager, ABC Co. Ltd.
    2008-2007: Assistant, JKL Co. Ltd.
    2007-2006: Clerk, XYZ Co. Ltd.

    list 2:
    2007-2006: Clerk, XYZ Co. Ltd.
    2008-2007: Assistant, JKL Co. Ltd.
    2009-2008: Manager, ABC Co. Ltd.

    thanks
    Neither list is in chronological order. If you follow SoothingDave's suggestion, which is how I would do it, it would read as follows:
    Dec.2009-present date: Clerk, XYZ Sales Co.
    Feb.2006-Nov. 2009: Clerk, ABC Realty
    Jan.2002-Dec.2005: Office Aide, ASDS Coonstruction

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    #5

    Re: in chronological order

    I didn't notice the way you had the years within each row.

    Never list the later year first in a row. Whether you start with the job in 2006 or the one in 2009, it would still be 2006-2007, never 2007-2006.*



    *Unless you're talking BC, but that still starts with the older year.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: in chronological order

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I didn't notice the way you had the years within each row.
    Nor did I. Well spotted, riquecohen,

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