Chronological CVs This is the most common type of CV that you will probably be familiar with. Your employment and work experience is usually on the front page, listed in reverse chronological order (most recent experience first). When should you use a Chronological CV? If you have some relevant work experience in the area of employment, or sector, you wish to enter. Variations of this: You can include a short skills section, but the skills must be relevant to the role and be evidenced. For example, if applying for a science post you might have a 'lab skills' section, and for an IT post, a 'software skills' section.