Structuring a CV
a PORT for Modern Languages tutorial
2 Sample CVs
2.1 CV - Example 1
Name: Mary Jones
Address: 32b Bizwas Drive, Manchester MW7 5HJ
Telephone: 01577 577 503 (work); 07897 833 870 (mobile)
1994-1998: 2:1 BA (Hons) Portuguese with Mandarin, Nottingham University. Distinction in Spoken Portuguese, 1stclass marks in Modern Portuguese Women Writers (4th year module) and 5000 word dissertation on 'Cultural Resonances of the Fado 1925-1939' (4th year module).
1986-1993: George Orwell Secondary School, St Albans. A levels (1993) in English (A), French (A), History (B) and Biology (A); GSCEs (1991) in English Language (A), English Literature (A), French (A), History (B), Maths (A), Biology (A), Art (C).
2000-2002 PR assistant, New Executive Company, Polzeath PX 4GP. Duties: assistant to PR publicity for Hispanic countries, with special responsibility for Brazil and Portugal. Maintained PR webzine.
1998-2000 EFL teacher, Come With Me School of English, Lisbon (firstname.lastname@example.org). Duties: devised Beginners and Intermediate in English courses for 13-16 year olds; taught Business English.
1996-1997: Language Assistant, Technical Training College, Fulape, Brazil. Also placement in School in Taipei (2 months).
Computing: Microsoft office general; Dreamweaver (advanced).
Fado - travelled to Fado festivals in Portugal and Brazil (1998-2002) – contributed reviews to World Music magazine on contemporary Fado scene.
Singing – performed at folk festivals in Britain and Ireland 2000-2002 (Reading 2000, O'Laoire 2001, Glengough 2001).
Professor Cameron Mackenzie, 34 Bridhurst Lane, Nottingham, NG4 5FG email@example.com(0115 788 5920). Director of dissertation module (Portuguese).
Sarah Groover, Music Critic (Lusophone), World Music, 13F Small Offices, Wibbly Way, London, E9 3FGsarahgroover@worldmus.demon.co.uk (020 8777 1254). Commissioned Fado reviews 1998-2002.
Ian Muchly, New Executive Company, Quickly Lane, Polzeath PX 4GP firstname.lastname@example.org (01586 383 502). PR Director, boss.