CV Examples

Example 1:

Thomas Friend
4 London Street, Wednesbury, West Midlands, Postcode
Mobile: 07777 123456  Email: Tom_friend 

Personal Profile

I am a smart and well-presented individual with an excellent timekeeping and attendance record. I have an outgoing personality with good verbal communication skills. I am able to work on my own initiative but also enjoy working as part of a team. I am willing to work hard and undertake further study and training to improve my skills and gain new qualifications.

Education and Qualifications

Old School, Top Street, Wednesbury, West Midlands, Postcode

GCSEs (July 2013)

Maths (D), English (D)

COPE (Certificate of Personal Effectiveness) Level 1 Award

Skills and Work Experience

I did my school work-experience in Big Store in the retail park. While I was there I worked in the warehouse where I helped with stock rotation, receiving deliveries, checking paperwork, stocking up the shelves and helping customers to take heavy items out to their cars. I received an excellent reference from the manager which stated that I am a good team worker, I completed all my tasks and that I am reliable.

I often take care of my nephews who are aged 2 and 4 while my sister is out at work in the evening. She relies on me to look after them. This is a very responsible position and I need a lot of patience but I also enjoy it.


I am a member of my local boxing gym and intend to fight at a higher level if I can in the future. Boxing helps me to be disciplined and fit. My trainer has recently asked me to take on the responsibility of showing new members around, making sure they know how to use the lockers and talking to them about how they should behave.


Mrs D. Tutor                                                            Bernie Thump

Head of Year 11                                                       Trainer – Box-Big Club

Old School                                                               Community Centre

Top Street                                                                Top Street

Short Town                                                              Short Town

Postcode                                                                   Postcode

NOTE: You may want to put Referees available on request’ if you don’t want the employer to contact them before you’ve had an interview.

Example 2

Bea Real
68 Named Street, Oldbury, Postcode
Telephone/ mobile number: 0121 521 1111 E-mail:


Personal Profile

I am hardworking with a keen interest in a career in retail. I am looking for a part-time position to fit in with my A level studies. I can work on my own initiative, am eager to learn new skills and enjoy working as part of a team.

Education and Qualifications

New Academy, Long Road, Town, Postcode GCSEs taken June 2012. Grades in brackets

Maths (B), English (A), History (C), Textiles (B), Art (C), Geography (C), Citizenship (B) Taking A levels Summer 2014 in English, Art & Textiles and Maths.

Skills and Work Experience

I have a First Aid qualification taken at youth club. I am now working towards the first level of my Sports Leader Award.

In July this year I had a 2 week work-experience placement with Big Clothes Shop in the city centre. I worked on the tills, serving customers and taking cash and card transactions. I worked on the customer service desk dealing with exchanges and refunds. I also worked on the shop floor helping with displays, restocking and tidying and was involved in the special summer merchandise promotion.


I represent my school at basketball. I enjoy mountain bike riding and going to the cinema.

I also enjoy going to our local youth club where I have recently been given the responsibility of managing our fund-raising shop.


Mrs L. Teacher                                                         Mr Y. Personality

Head of Year 11                                                       Youth Leader – Town Youth Club

New Academy                                                          Community Centre

Long Road                                                               Short Lane

Town                                                                         Town

Postcode                                                                   Postcode

Example 3


Sally Jane Smith
27 London Street
West Midlands

Telephone: 0121 526 1111 E-mail:

Skills, Abilities and Experience

  • Good communication skills Work well as part of a team
  • Punctual and reliable Willing to train and gain qualifications
  • Able to use a computer


2005-2010 Academy Technology College GCSEs gained in 2009

  • English Grade C
  • History Grade D
  • French Grade D
  • Maths Grade D
  • Science Grade C

Work Experience

September 2011 to August 2012                               July 2010 to September 2011

Retail Assistant, Big Shop                                          Assistant Cashier, Superdrug Stores

Mall Centre                                                                   Mall Centre

  • Assisting customers Serving customers
  • Cash handling Cash handling
  • Working as part of a team Keeping shelves stocked
  • Health and Safety

Interests and Hobbies

In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends, reading and keeping fit.


Names and addresses of two referees available on request.

Example 4

Jo Worker
30 Number Street
0121 558 1111
0731 321 321

Personal Profile

A hard working, reliable school leaver with good communication skills, who is able to work well both independently and in a team. Work experience at a local newsagent has taught the value of punctuality and following instructions accurately. Also developed confidence and ability to handle day-to-day problems appropriately. A person who has a particular interest in retail work who would welcome a position that provides the opportunity to continue to build further retail skills and experience.

Key Skills

  • Serving customers
  • Cash handling
  • Replenishing shelves
  • Stock rotation
  • Good school attendance record
  • Keen and enthusiastic

Education and Qualifications

2005-2013 Town Secondary School

GCSEs achieved:

  • English C
  • Mathematics D
  • Science (Dual) D
  • Geography D

Work Experience

July 2012 General Retail Assistant Village Newsagent

I had the opportunity to do two weeks work-experience at the above newsagent, my duties included:

  • Sorting stock ready for display
  • Filling shelves
  • Serving customers
  • Handling cash payments
  • Till operation


I enjoy watching and playing football and currently play for United Rovers under-18 football team. During my spare time I enjoy keeping fit by attending the gym twice a week. I also enjoy going to the cinema and listening to music.


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