There are three different common resume formats: the chronological resume format, the functional resume format and the combination resume format. A chronological resume is a common form of resume that prioritizes the work history of a job seeker. Called a chronological resume or a reverse-chronological resume because it lists the employment history of a candidate in reverse-chronological order (with the most recent job title first), this is a good format for people with lots of professional experience. There are many benefits to this format, but also a few drawbacks that job seekers should consider when writing their resumes.