Structuring a CV

a PORT for Modern Languages tutorial

2 Sample CVs

2.1 CV - Example 1


Personal Details

Name: Mary Jones

Address: 32b Bizwas Drive, Manchester MW7 5HJ


Telephone: 01577 577 503 (work); 07897 833 870 (mobile)

DoB: 17.3.1973


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 ( 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).


Skills (other)

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 788 5920). Director of dissertation module (Portuguese).

Sarah Groover, Music Critic (Lusophone), World Music, 13F Small Offices, Wibbly Way, London, E9 (020 8777 1254). Commissioned Fado reviews 1998-2002.

Ian Muchly, New Executive Company, Quickly Lane, Polzeath PX 4GP (01586 383 502). PR Director, boss.