Example of a Skills-based CV
Skills and Achievements
•Able to communicate effectively with a wide range of clients and colleagues, by showing interest, carefully
listening to needs and appropriately adjusting my message, as demonstrated during my time at Finsbury’s
•Strong presentation skills and confidence demonstrated by experience of delivering presentations in different
languages to groups of five to fifty.
•Ability to quickly build rapport with customers and calmly deal with any problems as shown during my retail
experience in high pressure environments.
•Capacity to maintain professional relationships through email and other written correspondence, for example,
at Audigest in Madrid, where I built longstanding business relationships with customers and colleagues across
•AtTop Choice Holidays demonstrated excellent teamwork skills in a busy financial environment, such as an
ability to listen to clients and managers, perform my role to a high level and supportcolleagues, resulting in
•Excellent ability to plan ahead and manage time effectively, for example,
managing complex roles during my internship at Top Choice Holidays.
•Gathered data from a wide range of sources during my dissertation
whilst balancing my other studies and two jobs, resulting in a 73% grade.
Experience of travellers’needs
•Recent travel consultancy experience gives me an in-depth understanding of the expectations of holiday
customers and the competitive nature of the industry.
•International travel experience and language ability give me an empathy with travellers and a passion for
helping them find a unique holiday experience.
•Self-funding an evening course in bookkeeping during my first accountancy role demonstrated my ability to
plan ahead and take control of my career.
•Successful study and work in Spain and Mexico show that I can creatively develop my skills and experience and
adapt to new and different environments.
•Wide experience of financial roles gives me an awareness of the tight monetary pressures which drive UK
Prove you have each of the
skills required by outlining
where you performed them
and how you performed
Make sure you carefully assess the job advert/job
description and address all the skills they require.
Example of a skills-based CV
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Tyler Green, Bucks.Mobile: 07717 121824
•Business studies with Spanish undergraduate.
•Ability to speak French and Spanish.
•Extensive business experience including an internship with Top Choice Holidays.
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Education and Qualifications
2008 – presentBuckinghamshire Edge University
BA International Business Studies with Spanish (expected 2:1)
•Study semester atThe University of Valloid (Spain).
•Six-month work placement in Madrid.
•Relevant modules included: Business Planning; Sales Promotion and
Marketing; and Business Operations Management.
2000 – 2007Freebridge School
A-Levels: Business Studies (B), French (C)
8 GCSEs including Maths, English, Spanish and French
2008 – 2011Buckinghamshire Edge University – Learning resources assistant/tour guide
•General administrative and customer service roles.
2011 (Feb–Aug)Audigest S.A. (Madrid) – Audit Assistant
•Six months’work experience in an international bank.
•Liaising with colleagues and clients in English and Spanish.
2010 (June–Dec)Finsbury’s supermarket (Hazelbridge) – Supervisor
•Managing a small team.
•Customer service in a busy competitive environment.
2010 (Jan–Aug)Top Choice Holidays and Flights Ltd (Low Wycombe)
•Working in a range of teams to manage complex financial processes.
2007 (Jul–Aug)Dogs Protection League – General Assistant
•Dealing with enquiries and selling packages to a range of clients.
2006 (Jan–Dec)McHenry’s Restaurant (Low Wycombe) – Supervisor
2007/2011Teaching English in Mexico/Spain
Active member of University Business Club – Winner of the ‘Bucks Best Business Pitch’award in 2010 Enterprise
week, judged by Michael Eavis.
Relate your degree to
the job by listing your
Include all your referee details including their email and
phone number (but ask for their permission first).
Professional: Mr. Jose Andreas, Management Accountant, Audigest, Avenida de Concha Espina 2, Madrid, ES-
28036, +34 91 398 5476, firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic: Dr. Jane Luffle, Personal Tutor, Buckinghamshire Edge University, Due Road, Low Wycombe, Bucks,
HD15 3DL, 01628 435 6784, email@example.com
•Raised sales at The Dogs Protection League by 12% by up selling add-on packages to new and existing
•Spanish fluency obtained working overseas, French - semi-fluent.
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