Sample profiles

“An honest, responsible & compassionate care assistant with a genuine interest and commitment in looking after people. Experienced in maintaining a healthy and safe environment & making sure that standards within the care home are always high.  Possessing a flexible, professional and strong track record in helping and promoting clients physical and personal independence. Looking for a position with a forward thinking company that will allow me to develop and nurture my existing skills”

Buzz words

In a 2010 study conducted by LinkedIn, buzzwords like “extensive experience,” “dynamic,” motivated” and “innovative” ranked as the most overused buzzwords in various countries

Action words

Action  words put that extra  special oomph  in your pursuit to write a quality CV.These specific action words are what create  real impact and lay down the foundations from which the employer will decide whether or not to continue to read your CV.

Power phrases

CV power phrases put that extra  special oomph in your pursuit to write a quality CV. These specific  power phrases are what create  real impact  and lay down the foundations from which the employer decides whether or not to continue to read your CV.

Examples of key skills

  • Conversational Spanish and French  – currently taking evening classes to develop my confidence when communicating on holiday
  • Able to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Full clean UK driving license

Examples of achievements

  • Top scorer in the West Midlands Women’s Basketball league 3 years in a row
  • Reduced shopping expenditure by 10% in 2012 by encouraging the kitchen manager to change food supplier
  • Raised £400 for a local charity by doing a 10k charity run

Examples of skill headings

Team Working & Leadership

  • During my placement at Jacobs hardware store I worked as part of a team in the sales department, sometimes under great pressure. Here flexibility and initiative were essential.
  • Built team spirit as a  team leader and  then duty manager at ABS bank by ensuring staff were supported so that sales targets were achieved.
  • Working as telesales team leader for G T Finances Ltd meant I had to work under immense pressure to meet and exceed weekly targets whilst motivating a team of 5 to achieve their own sales targets.  Arranged staff away days and implemented bonus scheme to motivate staff to meet sales targets.