A True CV Sample

Due to popular demand asking about actual CV samples, that is what we are going to have today.  CV examples can be extremely helpful, after all, and in today’s competitive market, we need all the help we can get.  That being said, here is the way you should set up your and why.

Let’s say that Ann Jones is looking for a job.  She has never turned in a CV before and is not sure what the correct CV format should be – which, incidentally, is the perfect time to take a look at some CV samples.  Fortunately, Google is a handy little tool in such matters, and soon she comes upon the correct template.

The majority of samples she sees the state, correctly, that your contact information goes first.  In this case, the template would go as follows:

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Ann Jones

Address: 42 Dawson Street, Everytown MI, 55523

Telephone: 234-825-1964

Cell Phone: 234-635-2785

Email: annjones@internet.com

This is followed by her personal information, yet another example of the ways in which your curriculum vitae will differ from a resume:

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 04/23/1981

Place of Birth: Everytown, MI

Citizenship: United States

Visa Status: Permanent Resident

The next point of the CV contains optional information:

Marital Status: Married

Spouse’s Name: Bob Jones

Children: Two

Finally, we get to the real meat of your CV, your employment, and educational history, both of which are listed in chronological history.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Work History

September 2005-present: Everytown Middle School

September 2003-September 2005: Everytown Elementary School

August 1999-August 2003: Everytown Pizza Palace

Academic positions: Elementary school teacher; middle school teacher; teaching assistant in college.

Research and Training: Student teacher.

EDUCATION HISTORY:

High School: 1995-1999: Everytown High School

University: 1999-2003: the University of Everytown, B.A. in English and Secondary Education

Graduate School:

Post-Doctoral Training.

You will see in all CV samples that you are also permitted to include information about your professional qualifications, such as any certifications, accreditations, and even computer skills.  You can also write about any awards you have one, any publications you have made, any professional memberships you hold, and any special interests you have – especially if they pertain to the job for which you are applying.  Admittedly, there are a number of better CV examples out there, simply because there are so many different kinds of writing.  You can write them for academic purposes or for employment purposes; some place educational history before your employment history; and so on.  Just look for one, especially if you need to know the difference between a CV and a resume.