CV Examples

Take a look at CV examples to help you write your CV:

  • CV Example 1 - you have some work history or are staying in similar type of work
  • CV Example 2 - applying for your first job, returning to employment, or gaps in your work history
  • CV Example 3 - applying for a post requiring technical and professional skills or for a career change
  • CV Example 1 - Jesse Smith

    This CV highlights employment history and skills, starting with the most recent job and working backwards

    • It is a simple and standard format
    • It could be used by anyone with some work history
    • It is particularly useful when staying in the same or similar type of work

    Jesse Smith

    1 Castle Court • Castleton • CF88 3JY
    Telephone: 029 2088 8888 • Mobile: 07977 777777 • Email :

    Personal Profile

    A hardworking and reliable individual who is seeking a position as a Kitchen Assistant. Willing to work shifts and overtime. Excellent timekeeping and punctuality records. Experienced in the preparation and cooking of food, and also in customer service. Holder of a current Basic Food Hygiene Certificate.

    Employment History

    Kitchen Assistant, Castle School, Harrison County Borough Council, 2012 – present

    • Serving and preparing food
    • Cleaning the dining area tables
    • Undertaking the Assistant Chef’s duties to cover leave and absence
    • Adhering to all health, hygiene and safety procedures
    • Interacting with staff and pupils, and working as part of a team of four

    Breakfast Chef, The Castle Hotel, Castleton, 2005 – 2012

    • Cooking food to order including full cooked breakfasts, for up to 50 people
    • Maintaining a high quality of food hygeine at all times
    • Checking stock levels and ordering stock
    • Successfully producing good quality meals within time deadlines

    Bar Work, The Bear Inn, Castleton, 2002 – 2005


    Basic Food Hygiene Certificate (Current)
    GCSEs – English, History, Science, Maths, Castleton High School, 2001

    Voluntary Work

    Youth Club Worker 2012 – present day

    • Working with young people, organising and supervising activities
    • Undertaking administrative work associated with the youth club, and as the committee secretary, writing down aims and objectives
    • Working with other members in the organising of fund raising events

    Hobbies /Interests

    I enjoy listening to music, reading and supporting Castleton United

    Excellent recommendations available on request.

  • CV Example 2 - Stephen Jameson

    This CV highlights skills, strengths and personal qualities.
    This approach can be useful:

    • When applying for your first job
    • When returning to employment after a break
    • When your work history has gaps or you have made a lot of job changes

    Stephen Jameson

    11 Stone House Court • Porth • CF1 5SD
    Telephone: 01995 387621 • Mobile: 07800 0001111 • Email:

    Personal Profile

    I have just left school, having gained several GCSEs and am hoping to work as a care assistant. I have very good communication skills which I have developed in school and in my part time job as a sales assistant. I am reliable, hard working and looking forward to starting work and learning new skills.


    • Punctual and reliable
    • Good at keeping notes and records
    • Good IT skills
    • Good at working as part of a team – I am a member of my local rugby team
    • Excellent communication skills

    Employment History

    Sales Assistant, Saturday job – Porth Town Sports Shop, June 2012 to present day

    • Displaying stock
    • Dealing with customers
    • Taking payments including debit and credit card payments


    Newborough Comprehensive School – 2009-2014
    English Grade C
    Welsh Grade C
    History Grade D
    Double Award Science Grade C/D
    ASDAN Silver Award

    School work Experience

    I did two weeks work experience in a care home for the elderly. I was interested because my grandmother lives with us and I help with her care sometimes. I was able to help at meal times and by talking and playing games with some residents. I was also able to observe the work of the care assistants.

    Available on request.

  • CV Example 3 - Jack Neill

    This CV is specifically aimed at one job type. It is useful when:

    • Emphasising skills and achievements relevant to that job
    • You have transferable skills
    • You are applying for a post requiring very specific, technical and professional skills and qualifications which you possess.

    Jack Neill

    5 Star Close • Castleton • CT11 1QQ
    Telephone: 07777 777444 • Email :

    Personal Profile

    Highly self-motivated with extensive experience of Quality Control, Health and Safety and Management. Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and the ability to influence and motivate others. An effective team member, who is quick to assimilate new information and keen to take on new challenges.

    Professional Skills

    Quality Control

    • Proficient and experienced in Quality Management and Inspection and in a variety of environments
    • Ensuring compliance to all quality standards
    • Implementing a continuous improvement policy
    • Writing and collating procedures manuals
    • Conducting internal audits
    • Testing and inspecting products

    Health and Safety

    • Health and Safety Representative experience
    • Ensuring the overall safety of staff
    • Checking equipment and premises ensuring the adherence to health and safety guidelines
    • Recording of all incidents and accidents as they arise
    • Assessing risk and proposing workable solutions


    • Supervising and managing staff. Interviewing, recruiting and training staff
    • Liaising with other departments and external customers
    • Sourcing new materials and arranging trials both on and off site
    • Providing technical information for customers, students and research organisations
    • Production planning, and ensuring the smooth running of all processes

    Employment History

    Quality Inspector, Savers, 2012-Present

    Quality Technician, Conductors, 2009-2012

    Quality Manager, Templates Ltd, 2004-2009


    • Developing a new cleaning process
    • Effectively controlled the Quality Department Budget
    • Implementing a continuous improvement policy (TQM)
    • Introducing Quality Control (SPC) on site
    • Responsible for introducing ongoing improvements to existing products and processes
    • Health and Safety representative for Production Engineering Department


    HNC Engineering, 2003-2004

    BTEC National Certificate Engineering, 2000-2003

    City and Guilds Quality Assurance, 2002-2003

    Professional Courses

    Health and Safety: NEBOSH

    Management: Prince 2 Project Management

    Computer Training: Microsoft Word, Excel and Access

    Quality: Internal Auditing


    DIY and fishing


    Available on request

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