Skill Based CV

Examples of A Good CV

The CV below is an example of a Skill Based CV, use it as a template for your own CV is you wish.

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A motivated and professional individual seeks a career which is both challenging and stimulating. My ability to learn quickly and my broad commercial experience means that I hope to adapt to these new challenges very quickly.







The University of Bath

Bachelor of Arts: French Degree


September 1996 - June 2000

Ecole de Commerce, Strasbourg, France

Erasmus Certificate


Sept 1998 - June 1999

Sheldon School, Wiltshire

A' Levels







Sept 1994 - June 1996

Sheldon School, Wiltshire


9 including Maths, English and Science

5 x A

4 x A*

Sept 1989 - June 1994






Trolley's Supermarkets Ltd, London

Senior Buyer Kitchen Ware

June 2003 - Dec 2004


Buyer, Detergents

July 2002 - June 2003


Buyer Bought in Bread rolls and morning goods

Aug 2001 - July 2002


Graduate Trainee Buyer

Oct 2000 - August 2001

KEY SKILLS- Supplier Management, Negotiation, Cross Functional Working, Financial Analysis, Creating Strategy Documents, Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Voluntary Role

Local Primary School

Volunteer Fundraiser

March 2005 - present

KEY SKILLS - Research of funding opportunities, compilation of database, liaison with fund providers.

Jan 2005 - March 2005 2 months traveling in Northern India



Presentation Skills

· Strong presentation skills, both orally and in writing. I make presentations regularly to senior management

· I have presented to board directors so am at ease in the most senior of company

· I can summarise data in to report format which must be clear and concise and contain the relevant data to suit the audience

Interpersonal Skills

· I have worked with people from all backgrounds, including multinational companies, customers and store colleagues. Through this I have learnt to adapt my register to suit different audiences

· Line management experience through managing category assistant and junior buyer

· Conducted regular performance reviews and have created mentoring programmes to help with development

Time and Project Management

· Managed 40 suppliers and 600 product lines which meant I had to be extremely organised and appreciate the importance of attention to detail

· Used to balancing more than one task simultaneously and balancing the needs of different people and varying agendas.

· I have created long term strategy plans and critical paths to ensure that key deadlines are met

· I have moved around buying areas frequently and can adapt to new markets and situations very quickly

Research and Analysis

· I enjoy working with information from various sources and can assimilate, analyse and communicate data in a number of formats.

· I can Build complex spreadsheets and databases to compile information and then present information in a sumarised formats

· I have conducted my own market research by visiting stores, competitors and meeting with customers

Financial and Commercial Awareness

· I am skilled in constructing budgets and am able to enter into complex financial analysis.

· Most recent buying portfolio worth over 32 million p.a

· I have gained commercial understanding of a wide range of organisations and markets and have experience of working in a large complex organisation.

Cultural Awareness

· I have worked with companies from around the world, particularly China, Japan and Europe.

Team Work

· I had to work in a large cross functional team (supply chain, marketing, finance) to ensure successful product launches and am used to adapting to different team dynamics

· I am equally happy working in a team as to on my own. I have worked individually creating budgets, establishing strategy and analysing data.

Negotiation Skills

· I have 4 years experience of negotiating with a wide range of suppliers

· I understand how to use levers to win a negotiation and also understand the need for a win/win outcome to ensure future success


Computer Skills

· Skilled in Microsoft Office

Modern Languages

· Fluent in French, proficient in Spanish and German


Extensive training programme provided by Trolleys; including: Trolleys Certificate of Trading, Advanced Negotiation Skills, Impact and Influence, Cultural Awareness, Financial Awareness.


Photography - recently passed City and Guilds Photography Level 2 with distinction

Travel - Europe, India, Australia, China, New Zealand, Central America

Theatre, Reading, Film, Cookery

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"Woefully bad!! Why would anyone put their education before employment history?! The opening statement doesn't mention what she is, ie: a buyer! And there is way to much use of "I"!!!"


"Very helpful indeed! i used this as a template when re-doing my own CV to create a more broad-based priofile"


"Smart use of words and a CV tailored to employers Pick"


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"A very simple and professional example of a Typical CV. Thanks"