Examples of good and bad CVsBad CV example 1Curriculum VitaeName: Jonesy (Steve)Address99 Long RoadChesterfieldEnglandCH68 1PPTelephone: 0111 333 555Date of Birth: 26 August 1994Hobbies: Five a side football, GOLF and Guitar.Work ExperiAnce:2011-2013Paper boyDelliver newspapersEducation:::2007-2013SeconDARY SCHOOL
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Good CV example 1Steven Jones99 Long RoadChesterfieldEnglandCH68 1PPTel: 0111 333 555E: [email protected] excellent communicator with experience in a customer service role. Proven to work well aspart of a team as well as on individual assignments. Looking to expand on these skills via acustomer facing role in the retail sector.Work experienceJune 2011 – PresentPaper delivery assistant: Smith Newsagents, Chesterfield Bi-weekly newspaper delivery roundLiaised with senior staff to ensure route efficiency for deliveriesRegular face to face contact with customersCompleted daily log of enquiries so that order information could be updatedUpdated customer details database to improve information qualityApril 2012Work experience placement: Topman, Chesterfield Two week work experience placement, involving customer contact and care of stockGreeted customers and assisted with face to face enquiries regarding sizing and availability ofproductsServed customers, operating the till and handling money and card paymentsWorked with permanent members of staff on the monthly stock check, with sole responsibilityfor the accurate log of men’s footwear.Assisted with the general upkeep and appearance of the storeEducationSeptember 2008 – PresentChesterfield Comprehensive Secondary School & Sixth FormA-Levels: Grades pending, August 2014 Business Studies, English, Maths, General StudiesGCSE’s: August 2012 English (B), English Language (C), Maths (C), Science - double award (BB), InformationTechnology (A), Business Studies (A), History (C), French (B), Music (C), Graphic Design (C)
Key skills & achievements Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel and OutlookCaptain of Riverside under-18’s five-a-side football team – including organising weekly teamgames and mentoring junior members of the teamAchieved Grade 5 in electric guitarFrench – basic conversationalInterestsI enjoy football and as well as captaining my local five-a-side team I am a member of the School SixthForm football team and Sheffield United supporters club. I have a keen interest in music, and as wellas playing guitar I regularly attend local concerts. I am also a member of the school music society andhave participated in a number of school performances.ReferencesAvailable on request
Bad CV example 2HANNAH MILLSDancing has been my passion for a long time, I recently achieved my grade 7 inballet and have previously gained grade 6 in tap dancing. I enjoy dancing because ithelps me get fit and allows me to hang around with my friends. I also like wearingthe pretty costumes when we put on a performance. I also enjoy businessadministration.Education2000-2006: Putney Road Primary SchoolHere I learnt how to read and write. I also made a lot of really good friends whoI am still in touch with.2006-2011: Putney St. John’s SchoolI really enjoyed secondary school, although I didn’t always get on with the teachersand in year 8 moved into a different tutor group.I gained my GCSE’s here, my favourite subjects were business studies and drama.I got 3 A’s, 2 B’s and 6 C’s. I was pleased with my performance as I didn’talways work that hard.2011-2013: South London CollegeI decided to go to College rather than stay on at school in the Sixth Form as this iswhat most of my friends were doing. College was great as we used to get some freeperiods and we could sit in the canteen and play cards.I studied a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business, at times it was really difficultand I didn’t do that well in some of the coursework pieces. I got a Merit in the endthough, which I was glad about.Work experienceI don’t have much work experience because it’s been quite hard to find much. Lastsummer I worked for six weeks in my mum’s friends nursery to help with holidaycover – I had quite a bit of responsibility with some of the office duties but I alsoreally enjoyed it because during the breaks I could play with some of the kids thatattended the nursery.
The other staff were quite nice to me and I helped them out quite a lot with talkingto the parents and helping with enquires as well as updating records and files andthings. The nursery is also based round the corner from me so I was alwayspunctual which I think the other staff liked as the previous member of staff therehad always been late.AchievementsI got elected to help with the prom at college, which was great as it meant I met myboyfriend as he was also elected to help. The dancing at prom was also really goodas they played all my favourite songs and I was one of the best dancers.I got some silly award in year 11 which I have to show you if you like.I also got my grade 7 in ballet and grade 6 in tap (I am less good at tap) when Iwas still at school. I don’t do grades anymore because it was too expensive to takethe exams but I still really enjoy dancing.InterestsAs mentioned above I really enjoy dancing and am also involved in the collegedance society. Ideally I would like to be a dancer but I am also doing businessadministration as I also enjoy it and think it is important to have something to fallback on. Dancing also doesn’t pay that well unless you get a great job going on tourwith someone like Beyonce or Lady Gaga. That would be my absolute dream but inthe mean time I want an office job so I can save some money to go travelling.
Good CV example 2Hannah Mills189 Chobham GardensPutneyLondonSW19 18ZZTelephone: 077777722Email: [email protected] support professional offering versatile office managementskills and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs. Strong planner and problemsolver who readily adapts to change, works independently and exceedsexpectations. Able to juggle multiple priorities and meet tight deadlineswithout compromising quality.Education2011-2013SOUTH LONDON COLLEGE: BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business: MeritRelevant Courses: Project Management for Executive AssistantsMS Office for Professional StaffElectronic Presentations for Business ProfessionalsKeyboarding and Document FormattingCommunication Skills for Executive AssistantsFinance for the Non-Financial ManagerProfessional Office ProceduresProfessional Development: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), 20072006-2011PUTNEY ST.JOHN SCHOOL: GCSE’s: 3 A’s, 2 B’s, 6 C’sRelevant Courses: Information TechnologyBusiness StudiesEnglishMathsKeySkillsOfficeSkills:Office ManagementRecords ManagementDatabaseAdministration50wpm typing speedSpreadsheets/ReportsEvent ManagementCalendaringFront-DeskReceptionExecutive SupportTravelCoordinationComputerSkills:MS WordMS ExcelMS PowerPointMS OutlookMS AccessMS ProjectMS PublisherFileMaker ProWindows
WorkExperiencePUTNEY NURSERY SCHOOL,Office Assistant, Summer 2012Handled multifaceted clerical tasks (e.g., data entry, filing, recordsmanagement and billing) as the summer assistant to nursery manager.Coordinated travel arrangements, maintained database and ensured thedelivery of premium service to parents. Quickly became a trusted assistantknown for “can-do” attitude, flexibility and high-quality work.Highlights: Communicated effectively with multiple colleagues to plan meetings andprepare welcome packages for new parents. Established strongrelationships to gain support and effectively achieve results. Helped coordinate a number of open-day events (4 events of thesummer) that contributed to consistently high enrollment levels. Entrusted to manage office in the nursery manager’s absence. Providedtimely, courteous and knowledgeable response to information requests;screened and transferred calls; and prepared official nurserycorrespondence. Developed innovative PowerPoint presentation used by the nurserymanager to market the nursery to potential customers (parents). Earned excellent feedback during performance reviews, with citations forexcellence in areas including work volume, accuracy and quality; abilityto learn and master new concepts; positive work ethic; and commitmentto providing unsurpassed service.Achievements Elected Events Secretary for the South London College Annual Prom –assisted with sourcing a venue, selecting catering and selling tickets forsuccessful event attended by 200 studentsAwarded the Putney St. John School Year 11 Achievement Certificate forpunctuality and effort at schoolAchieved Grade 7 in Ballet and Grade 6 in Tap dancingSelected in 2010 for the Putney Netball Club under 18’s teamInterests Member of the South London College Dance SocietyRegularly play netball for South London College and Putney Netball ClubAlso enjoy going to the cinema, singing and swimming