Example of a chronological résumé


Pascal Costa
439 Robinson Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3C 4R3

Education and training

Chippewaka College – Carpentry2009–2012
Vancouver, British Columbia

Carlington Heights Secondary School2005–2009
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Carpenter Apprentice2009–2012
Wood Chip Carpentry, Kelowna, British Columbia

  • Assisted with framing, roofing, stair-building, and various rough carpentry projects
  • Worked with Journeyman on completing estimations and contributed to design plans to ensure projects met building code standards

Workshop Assistant2009
Stephen Jones Carpentry, Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Learned to operate a variety of power tools, such as table saws, radial arm saws, circular saws, planers, and drills
  • Assisted carpenters with projects by prepping surfaces and cleaning up workshop

General Labourer2007–2009
Hank’s Hardware, Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Stocked, priced, and helped maintain inventory of store merchandise
  • Swept and mopped aisles, ensured products were properly displayed on shelves, and helped carry out large orders to customer vehicles

Volunteer experience

  • Chippewaka College Students’ Council Treasurer2011–2012
  • Humane Society of Vancouver2010–2011
  • Carlington Heights Students’ Council President2008–2009
  • Carlington Food Bank2007–2009


  • 2011 provincial bronze medalist in lacrosse
  • Qualified for 2012 semi-finals of national skills competition in carpentry
  • 3 years on Chippewaka College Dean’s List
  • 4 years on Carlington Heights Honour Roll for Academic Excellence