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14Chronological CV (traditional) - aimed at a job requiring research skills                                              S...
15Summer 2002         Cashier: Tesco, Neasden       • Assisted in designing a questionnaire       • Analysed data using Ex...
16 Chronological CV (traditional) for a science student aiming at a job in the Civil Service                              ...
17June ‟99-Mar ‟01 Veterinary Assistant, Sunnybank Surgery, Cheltenham. Through dealing with worried, anxious and sometim...
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  1. 1. 13 Example CVs PAGEChronological CV (Traditional) aimed at a job requiring research skills……… 12Chronological CV (Traditional) aimed at a job in retail…………………………… 14Skills - based CV for a science student aiming at a job in the service sector…. 16Skills - based CV for an Informations Systems student aiming at a job in IT….. 18Academic CV1………………………………………………………………………… 20Academic CV1………………………………………………………………………… 23
  2. 2. 14Chronological CV (traditional) - aimed at a job requiring research skills Steve Davies Address with 07936 414445 dates Clear, his8imp@seeds.com attractive font Home 26 High street Term address 23 Ches Avenue Address: Fulham (From October 10) London London SW3 4HP London LS6 9PL Tel: 0123 735 6832 EDUCATION 2001–2004 University of London, BA (Hons) History (2:1 expected) Key Modules:Dates easy to see  Qualitative Research Skills  Economic History  Social Statistics  Politics in Post War Britain  Market Forces  Tiger Economies: Dead or Asleep? Allocate space  Post-war Europe and the USA according to importance of qualification Skills Gained: Research (more for degree Developed a comprehensive range of transferable skills within the fields of than A Levels…) analysis and qualitative research. For my dissertation on the economies of South East Asia I analysed and interpreted information from a wide range of sources including the Internet, libraries and museum archives. 1993–2001 Westminister School for Boys, London A levels: History (A), Geography (B), Maths (B) GCSEs : 8 subjects all passed at grade “B” or above, including English Language and Maths Relate your degree and work experience to the WORK EXPERIENCE skills required in the job you‟re applying for Summer 2003 Marketing Assistant: Sainsburys, London Skills Gained: Motivation / Organisation Co-ordinated a small research project team looking at customer responses to refurbished Sainsbury‟s stores. I initiated this internship myself, and negotiated Reverse my conditions and salary. At the completion of the project our team waschronological order awarded the 2003 Sainsbury‟s prize for the best contribution to Market Research. Oct 2002 – Present Fund organiser: Childline Skills Gained: Analysis / Problem Solving Childline was finding that it was not attracting quality volunteers and many calls were going unanswered, I have been able to alleviate this problem by rerouting resources and initiating a „triage‟ system for new calls. Avoid too much scene setting
  3. 3. 15Summer 2002 Cashier: Tesco, Neasden • Assisted in designing a questionnaire • Analysed data using Excel • Presentation to regional marketing managersSummer 2001 Fence building in Papua New Guinea Skills Gained: Initiative and Problem Solving Before I started University I wanted to travel, but also to help people in some sort of voluntary capacity. Gap programs were all too expensive so I looked at the projects they offered; subscribed to a cheap phone company and contacted overseas organisations directly – within a week I was on a plane to PNGSummer 2000 Check-Out Operator: Tesco, Fulham Use positive • Developed numeric skills and customer awareness words • Organised weekend work rotas • Responsible for training new weekend staffINTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES Relate interests to the job you‟re seekingPublicity Officer Oxfam: Arranged a publicity campaign. Gained experience in delegation, proofreading text, desktop publishing, and working under pressure to meet deadlines.Treasurer Karate: Kept accounts for a committee of eight. Helped organise a campaign to extend membership of club, which resulted in 50 new members.Vice Captain University Football Team: Organised venues and fixtures for three teams as well as playing in the First XI.ADDITIONAL SKILLS IT: Good knowledge of MSWord. Through my job at Sainsbury‟s I also gained valuable experience of spreadsheets and databases. Clean driving licence Conversational FrenchREFEREES Academic ProfessionalDr C H Glyns Mr G SpenderPersonal Tutor Market Research DivisionSchool of History J. Sainsbury plcUniversity of London Stamford StreetLondon LS2 9JT London SE1 9LL01234 765 4835 01238 456 8679chjk@leess.com jdjd@kkkl.co.uk Include all contact details and make sure you‟ve told your referees before including their names
  4. 4. 16 Chronological CV (traditional) for a science student aiming at a job in the Civil Service LISA CARTWRIGHT 26 Stanley Park Gardens, London, London, LS2 9HG D.O.B 17.05.81 D.O.B 17.05.81 Email-mail: bio6t3w@London.com Tel: 012342562478 EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS: 2001 – Present BSc (Hons) Biology, predicted 2:1 Relate your degree to the skills required in the job The University of London you‟re going for Skills Gained: Analytical Skills: Requisites for my Biology degree include problem solving, logical Dates easy thinking and calculating. I enjoy using numbers to back up discussions. to see Time Management: I am punctual and reliable through balancing education with shift work in factories, sales and catering. I like to always be organised and present myself well. 1999 – 2001 3 „A‟ Levels; Biology (A), Physics (B) & Maths (C) Cheltenham 6th Form College, Gloucester 1997 – 1999 10 GCSE‟s (A* - B) including Mathematics, Science and English Cheltenham High School, Gloucester Allocate space according to importance WORK HISTORY: of qualification (more for degree than A Levels…) April ‟99 – present (vacations only) Shop Assistant, Levi‟s Store, Cheltenham  Five years of retail vacation work has given me a wide knowledge of the structural and procedural elements of a store, this relevant experience can be adapted to other retail stores where loyalty and satisfaction of customers is paramount.  The enthusiasm and initiative I showed towards the job enabled me to gain more responsibility when last summer I was promoted to Acting Assistant Manager.  My responsibilities included opening up, motivating, leading and persuading the team of staff to deliver prompt and personal service, developing my communication and interpersonal skills. June ‟99 – 2001 (vacations) Various Sales and Catering positions through ADR Agency, Cheltenham.  Worked within Fridge, Furniture and Coathanger to Crab, Chicken and Pizza!  I advanced my operational and team skills in pressured and productive environments, whilst working efficiently and effectively with a wide range of people  I often took the lead role in a Coathanger factory, which involved co-ordinating the line and training new recruits, thereby developing my organisation and communication skills. Sep ‟99 – June 2001 Presenter on College Radio Apr 2000 – June 2001 Presenter on „RSL Cheltenham‟ 105.8FM  These experiences helped to develop my confidence, enhancing also my interpersonal and communication skills that enabled me to thrive and perform well in a pressured and fast moving environment. Reverse Relate your degree and work experience to thechronological skills required in the job your applying for order
  5. 5. 17June ‟99-Mar ‟01 Veterinary Assistant, Sunnybank Surgery, Cheltenham. Through dealing with worried, anxious and sometimes very upset clients, I further developed my interpersonal and communication skills and tact. Excellent teamworking skills were developed with other staff when ensuring that consultations, operations and other duties were successfully completed.Apr‟98-Aug‟99 Bar Supervisor, Holiday Inn Plaza, Cheltenham. Through the responsibility of serving drinks, preparing light meals and stock control, I demonstrated good customer service whilst coping with demanding requests in a stressful environment. OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS & ADDITIONAL SKILLS: I.T: Regular user of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Maple 6 (mathematics software) and am familiar with research on the Internet and using E-mail. Brownie Leader: I am an active leader for the Brownies which involves taking girls on pack holidays and day trips, helping to prepare badge work and developing evening meeting programmes and developing. Improves stamina, imagination and patience. Full clean driving licence held for four years. Relate interests to the job you‟re seeking INTERESTS: MUSIC: I have played the piano for many years and have reached Grade 6 practical and Grade 5 Theory of Music. SPORT: I was Captain of the Hockey and Tennis teams during my entire school years and still pursue tennis now and regularly attend the gym. SOCIETIES: I am also a member of the University Horse Riding Club and the Circus Skills Society, which involve meeting regularly to discuss possible events, teamworking on activities and co-ordinating events. REFEREES: 1) Dr K.Smith, Head of Biology, University of London, London, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT Tel: 01234 233 5859 E-Mail: k.f.smith@London.com 2) Mr S. Jackson, Levi‟s Store, Park Square, Cheltenham, Gloucester, GL24 4HG Tel: 01652 248975 E-Mail: sjackson@levi.org.uk Include all contact details and make sure you‟ve told your referees before including their names