CV Example

Your CV is the first chance that you get to make a good impression on a potential employer.  Make sure your CV is clear and follows a consistent format that is easy on the eye. Below is a great example of a starting point for your CV. For more tips on writing a CV, check out this career article.

Name
Email address
Phone number
Address

Professional summary

In this introduction you should include no more than a few lines or one paragraph to outline your key skills and career overview. Don’t add in any information about any positions in your career history here as you will be speaking about that under each role heading.

Education and training 

This should include information right back to GCSE’s/O Levels.

School

Some people include subjects and grades but I would not consider this to be essential. Just the name of the school and the dates is sufficient. Include GCSE’s/O Levels, A Levels.

University/ college/ post graduate study

(If applicable) Include the subject(s) studied and the dates as well as the overall grade. If you have been to university I think it’s beneficial to include module topics and dissertation subject.

Qualifications

Include all certifications that you have received. Specific to risk, this could be the Professional Risk Manager (PRM) designation for example.

Key skills

I would advise using an overview of soft skills that you can expand on at interview and provide working examples of. For example:

  • Working under pressure
  • Time management
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Decision making 
  • Self-motivated

Career history/Work experience

Company name
Job title
Dates (Month YYYY) (most recent role first and work backwards using this format)

Responsibilities: 


  • Provide key achievements within a role here and highlight which skills in particular you used to reach the end result 
  • Provide enough information without turning each bullet point in to a waffle.
  • Don’t use soft skills in these areas as you will have highlighted them above and this is also something you can use to sell yourself during an interview 
  • Use action verbs such as designed, created, implemented, enhanced etc.
 

About the Author:

Keeley Fitzsimmons
Training and Development Manager
Broadgate Search
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