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GUIDELINES FOR A SKILLS BASED CV

This CV outline is skills based. This means that it starts with a career profile that is focused to one area of work. It then identifies key skills that are again focused to that particular area of work.

NAME

Address

Telephone number

Date of birth

CAREER PROFILE

State what your career aim is and what this is based on

e.g. Seeking a career in banking and finance which will utilise my degree in accountancy and the experience I have gained through previous work, interests and voluntary work.

SKILLS PROFILE

State what skills you have to offer in bullet point form. Ensure that these skills are totally focused to your choice of career

e.g.

Analysis:developed strong analytical skills as part of my degree course

Communication: excellent communication skills as demonstrated by my involvement in the university debating society and the welfare group

Problem Solving: working on an IT project during my vacation work at Safebury Retail enabled me to further develop problem solving skills

 

EDUCATION

List in reverse chronological order your education to date. This will include university, FE if you have completed courses in an FE college and lastly, school.

Add details about your course including details of your courses, projects and outside subjects e.g.

1996-2000 University of Abertay Dundee BA Accountancy
  Subjects studied:    
  Projects:    
  Other detail:    
       
1995-1996 Langland College of Further Education HNC Business Studies
  Subjects studied:    
  Projects:    
       
1989-1995 Homelea Secondary School, Hilltown, Glasgow, G76 8GK
  CSYS:    
  Highers:    
  Standard Grades:    
  Modules:    

WORK EXPERIENCE

List in reverse chronological order your work experience to date. Add detail about the tasks you undertook, your achievements and the skills you developed.

e.g.

June 1999- Safebury Retail Administrative and IT Assistant

September 99 Duties in this post included data input, telephone work and general administration. I helped set up a staff rota on computer using IT skills. This job demanded and further developed strong communication, team working and organisational skills.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

This section could include time spent on voluntary activities or a year out.

 

OTHER TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS

This section could account for other training such as IT

INTERESTS

List your interests and give some details about them

REFEREES

List two referees, usually one from university and one from work

You now have an option. There are two template CVs. One is skills based like the one above and the other is traditional and excludes the career and skills profile. Go now to the CV template that suits you and your experience.

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