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Business studies

Durban, KZN, South Africa
February 06, 2018

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Basic Curriculum Vitae Example

Curriculum Vitae Donald Sunter

P.O. Box 2526 Polokwane 2069 073 *** **** Personal details

ID number: 891*** **** 225

Date of birth: 11 December 1989

Nationality: SA Citizen

Languages: English, Tswana, Afrikaans

Driver’s license: Yes Code 10


An objective gives focus to your CV – the reader will know immediately what you are looking for and if you are a good candidate for the advertised position. Educational Background

Tertiary education:

Institution Degree Date of completion


Institution Degree Date of completion


Secondary education:

School Grade Date of completion


Relevant experience

Work experience

Job Title Month/Year – Month/Year

Recent Employer Name, City, Province

• List your most relevant accomplishment for this job.

• Another accomplishment which is related to the target job qualifications.

• Name a skill perfected and required for the target job. Job Title Month/Year – Month/Year

Employer Name, City, Province

• State a global summary of the scope of the job and add your proudest accomplishment as it relates to the target job.

• State another accomplishment which is relevant to the qualifications needed for the target job.

• Name a skill perfected and required for the target job. Your address could

also be in table

format underneath

your name and


Font should be easy to

read, size should be

between 10 and 12.

Avoid colour.

Make sure you include

the institution, degree,

date of completion and

main subjects. Start with

the most recent

qualification. It might not

be necessary to include

the school subjects. The

older you are, the less

important your school

information will become.

Highlight briefly

how your skills

and abilities fit

the vacancy.

Organise your

experiences in


Your email address

should be professional.

Avoid nicknames.

Leadership experience

• List activities where leadership has been developed. Computer skills

• Microsoft Office, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Unix, Linux, Oracle.

Community involvement

• List all relevant community projects.

Conference Papers (If applicable)

It is absolutely vital that you separate conference papers and presentations from published works. If you have only given a few of each type of paper, it may be better to group them together. Use your judgment.

Publications (If applicable)

This section typically appears near the end of the CV, followed only by the list of references. Interests

• Enjoy reading traveling magazines.

• Avid wildlife photographer with the goal of writing and photographing travel destinations.

• Participate in outdoor activities, including hiking, canoeing, backpacking and skiing.


A list of 3 people who are providing the reference letters that accompany your application. Always ask an individual to be a reference for you prior to mentioning his/her name to prospective employers. Prepare a list of three references to provide at the interview. This list should include name, title, employer, address, telephone number and e mail address. Demonstrate that you

understand the nature of

the job being advertised

and explain why you

want to work in that


Ensure that your CV is

well spaced and visually


Be concise. Continue

revising and fine tuning

your resume. Proofread!

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