Structuring a CV

a PORT for Modern Languages tutorial

2 Sample CVs

2.2 CV - Example 2



Name: John Mills
Nationality: British
Date of birth: 4.7.75
Address: 35 Cornwall Crescent – Redhill – Surrey
                      RH1 6BB - ENGLAND
Phone number: 0044-020-72224546

Currently, PhD candidate in the Department of Italian at Royal Holloway-University of London (1998- )
CoursesLa lingua della prosa e poesia contemporanea, Università per Stranieri di Perugia (19-31 July 1999)
                    Synapsis. Scuola Europea di Letteratura Comparata, Certosa di Pontignano, Siena (24-30 September 2000)
BA (Hons): First Class in Italian, University College London, 1997
Awards: John Hale Prize for Italian (1995)
                     Stern Studentship for Modern Languages, University of London (September 1999-September 2001);
                     Scholarship awarded by the Italian Foreign Office (October 2002-January 2003))
Papers presented:
- 'Montale's "lauro risecchito": The satire of poets and poetry in Diario del '71 e del '72 and Quaderno di quattro anni' at Senses of Humour. One day colloquium on the multifaceted nature of laughter in Italian literature, art, media & film, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 18 March 2000
- 'Montale reading Nietzsche' at Readers and Reading in Italian Literature. Society for Italian Studies: Conference 2000, Institute of Romance Studies, London, 8 April 2000
- 'Sandro Penna and the Question of 'Difficult' Poetry' at Society for Italian Studies: Postgraduate Day Conference, University College London, 27 May 2000
- 'Il "coup de théâtre" a casa dei Guermantes e lo sconvolgimento delle intenzioni del protagonista' at Synapsis. Scuola Europea di Letteratura Comparata, Certosa di Pontignano, Siena, 26 September 2000
- 'Poetry after the "Boom": Eugenio Montale, Vittorio Sereni and Mario Luzi' at Transitions: Perspectives on Shifts in Italian Literature and Linguistics, University of Toronto, 3 November 2001
- 'Le ultime poesie di Eugenio Montale. Intervista ad Andrea Zanzotto', Annali d'Italianistica, 19 (2001), 327-331

- Achille Serrao, Cantalèsia. Poems in the Neapolitan Dialect (1990-1997)Annali d'Italianistica, 18 (2000), 543-546
- Tiziana de Rogatis, Montale e il classicismo modernol'immaginazione, 193 (December 2002), 22

- 'Evening, over the gardens, the air is vaporous…', Poetry Review, 91, 3 (Autumn 2001), 33-34 [translation from Gianni D'Elia, Sulla riva dell'epoca (Turin: Einaudi, 2000)]

Organiser (with Prof. David Forgacs) of the two-day international conference Poetry in Italy in the 1960s and 1970s(Sponsored by The British Academy; with the assistance of the Centre for Italian Studies, UCL), Institute of Romance Studies, London, 12-13 October 2001

Inlingua, Centro Direzionale (Naples): June 1997-July 1998
Full-time Teacher of English Language
University College London: October 2000 – June 2001
First Year: Middle Intermediate (Translation from Italian to English)
      Second Year: Lower Intermediate (Translation from Italian to English)
University College London: October 2001 – June 2002
First Year: Beginners (Translation from Italian to English)
      First Year: Upper Intermediate (Translation from Italian to English)
      Second Year: Middle Intermediate (Translation from Italian to English)
      SOCRATES: Advanced Translation from Italian to English and from English to Italian

Language skills
English - mother tongue
Italian - reading, writing and verbal skills: excellent
French – reading and writing skills: good; verbal skills: basic

     Technical skills
Software: last versions of Word, Excel, Eudora and Dreamweaver

History and social studies (UK Delegate for Committee on European Identity at The Idea of Europe. European Student Conference, Frei Universität, Berlin, 21-25 November 2000)