CV Template Skills and Achievements Mixed

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CV Format Skills and Achievements Mixed

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Introduction to the Mixed CV Format

This format is specifically useful for applying to advertised positions. Skill headings reflect the advert, job description, or person specification. Under each skill heading, then add appropriate and matching achievements. For more information, go to ‘how to tailor your CV for a particular job‘.

YOUR NAME HERE (font 20+) so you can be easily seen in a pile of CV’s

 Address: Home address here Home phone here
Home e-mail here
  Mobile number here

Personal profile – no need to call it anything as it is obvious what it is

20-30 factual words. you may wish to include your length of experience, your broad functional specialism, the type of environments you have worked in, and your particular areas of expertise. For this CV template and all CV’s ensure that the words you use match the advert, person specification or job description. You will find more information on this in our CV format section.

RELEVANT SKILLS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

These are 6-8 key skills/achievements. each bullet should not exceed 2.5 lines. The following format may help: skill, action you undertook, and benefit (numbers) to the business. You will find full examples at the bottom of this page.

  1. Skill/achievement
  2. Skill/achievement
  3. Skill/achievement
  4. Skill/achievement
  5. Skill/achievement
  6. Skill/achievement

CAREER HISTORY

Job Title here Organisation  here Whole year dates 

Keep this brief. If you are wise, you will add one or two additional achievements following the opening responsibility sentence. No more than two lines for each!

  • Achievement not already used here
  • Achievement not already used here
Job Title here Organisation  here Whole year dates 

Keep this brief. If you are wise, you will add one or two additional achievements following the opening responsibility sentence. No more than two lines for each!

  • Achievement not already used here
  • Achievement not already used here
Job Title here Organisation  here Whole year dates 

Keep this brief. If you are wise, you will add one or two additional achievements following the opening responsibility sentence. No more than two lines for each!

  • Achievement not already used here
  • Achievement not already used here

EARLIER CAREER

If you have a long career history, and following 4-6 career history sections above, you can now consolidate your earlier career. Use whole year format (not months) if you have the odd gap in your career. Just bullet these using the same headings, but you do not need to provide any further description or achievements.

Job Title here Organisation  here Whole year dates 

QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Generally this section should again be reverse chronological. Start with your academic and professional qualifications. Then be selective in your list of courses and use those most pertinent to the vacancy.

Qualification/Course Provider Years

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

For this CV template, these are the skills that do not fit well into the qualifications section or would sometimes be placed in the now largely redundant personal information section. They typically include driving license, languages and computing skills.

HOBBIES AND INTERESTS

Keep this brief and very interesting. Be specific so they have something to talk to you about. Remember, gardening, cooking, DIY, fitness and eating out gets boring. Try instead of fitness, “Running half-marathons with a current best time of 2 hours and 34 minutes.”

Also ensure that none of the hobbies or interests could be misinterpreted (such as socialising, or a long list of external posts which could be viewed as taking up too much time), or morally looked down upon (such as fishing or hunting). Always tell the truth here. If you put down a sport which you have not participated in for years, the chances are your interviewer will be an expert practitioner in that activity. You will get caught out.

REFERENCES

Why are you offering them? Have they asked? You just lost another 6-8 cm’s on your CV template which could be better used elsewhere.

CV Template Example Skills Mixed with Achievements

Some words below are highlighted to show you how they interrelate. Unless you have the skills, competency or experience required at the front of the sentence followed by a full colon you should not highlight or bold these words. Trick: try increasing the font size by just 0.5 or 1 on all numbers – it has a similar effect in drawing the readers eye!

  • Researched and analysed new business target areas in the _____ sector resulting in 10 new customers with an average value of £30K each to [company] (£300K total additional business value).
  • Through delegation and the development of team members, increased the efficiency of own role resulting in 40% of time provided in supporting other areas.
  • Applying facilitation and coaching skills developed current team through 120 people days’ development resulting in improved customer satisfaction surveys of 4% over a six-month period.
  • Motivated staff and ensured clarity for the successful management of an xxx campaign with a 20% increase against branch averages.
  • Designed, trained users and managed the introduction of a communication audit for all sections within a branch to improve efficiency, decrease duplicate activities and manage total knowledge within branch resulting in estimated savings of 30 people days per year in improved efficiency and enhanced cross-section team working.
  • Analysed and presented detailed actions for fraud prevention within the branch structure resulting in new standardised processes across 40% of the business regarded as ‘high risk’ and the attainment of an xxx Award for xxx issues.
  • Target and goal set, introduced reward and recognition incentives for a team of six resulting in exceeding retail sales targets by 4% and achieved a ‘consistently high level of performance’ appraisal rating.
  • Through active listening, analysis and identification of customer problems, achieved an average of 5 working days rectification for 93% of all customer issues.
  • Devised, presented and led a working party to decrease use of paper and increase the efficiency of filing systems resulting in cost saving of £32K per year in saved time and increased customer satisfaction for a single retail outlet.
  • Through spatial and workflow analysis, redesigned the use of a retail outlets warehouse resulting in a 15% increase in capacity and a 5% increase in stock availability thereby creating an additional £92K profit.
  • Researched the customer base expectations and designed a new sales process for face-to-face selling resulting in an increased turnover of £120K of which £42K represented NET profit.

Further Information

You can find additional examples of well-formed achievements here.

If you are following a pathway, move on to 10 Tips for Winning on LinkedIn jobs as a marketing tool.

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