Skills-based CV with tips on content. This one is by a mature Humanities student looking to enter HR management. : skills CVs often work well for mature students as they demonstrate life experiences more effectively, but they can be used by students of all ages and backgrounds. Particularly useful if you are applying for careers that are not directly related to your degree subject or previous experience.
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Date of Birth – 5/12/67 Nationality – Kenyan Female
A graduate with strong communication and organisational skills gained in nursing, now seeking to move into personnel as a trainee manager.
- As Ward Sister it was important to be able to communicate with a variety of staff ranging from cleaners to consultants;
- Working with patients and their relatives requires the ability to communicate complex medical information and to handle difficult situations with tact and sensitivity;
- Presented my degree project on “The Impact of the Corn Laws in Kent” as a Powerpoint presentation at a History Society seminar as well as in writing.
- As Ward Sister managed a team of nursing and support staff, which included organising staff rotas and prioritising tasks. Also managed patient admissions, liaising with staff in other departments and other hospitals;
- As Secretary of History Society responsible for booking speakers and promoting events;
- My degree project required work to a tight deadline, researching in local archives and managing a database;
- Bringing up two children while working and studying has required flexibility and the patience of a saint!
- Worked as part of a team on a busy ward, sometimes under great pressure. Here flexibility and initiative were essential;
- The Psychology module of my Access course involved a group project where I worked with three other students investigating the effect of returning to work on women’s self-esteem. Responsible for co-ordinating interviews and qualitative analysis of interview transcripts. Our project was awarded the highest grade of any in that year;
- As an office temp it was necessary to fit into a team immediately and to pick up information quickly.
- As Ward Sister was responsible for the training and induction of new nursing and support staff;
- Helped children improve their maths and reading as a volunteer classroom assistant at my children’s primary school;
- Good knowledge of MS Word, Access and PowerPoint;
- Designed a web page to support our village heritage project
PAGE 2 SKILLS-BASED
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
BA (Hons.) History, University of Nairobi, 2007 to 2010
Achieved 63% in Second Year Examinations. Expected Result 2:1.
Kiwan College, Access Course, 2005-2007
Subjects included History, Sociology and Psychology, in which I achieved 83% in my final examination.
KMTC, meru, Mt Kenya Region, 1984 – 87
Regional Registered Nurse Training Course
Including study of anatomy, physiology, diseases and treatment, ward mangement and practical nurse training
Slurbiton High School, 1978 – 1984
O-Levels including English, Mathematics, Science.
Elite Nursing Agency, Meru, 1998 – present
Part-time Nurse, whilst raising my family and studying for my degree
Mandera Hospital Ward Sister 1994 – 1997
Responsible for patient care, clinical procedures, administrative duties and staff training and development while in charge of a busy surgical/medical ward with a 4-bed critical care unit.
1985 – 1992: Senior Nurse – Kenyatta Hospital
Working with a multi-disciplinary team on a variety of wards
- Married with two children aged 9 and 12.
- Full, clean driving licence.
University of Nairobi,
|Mrs N. Parker
Elite Nursing Agency,
meru, CT1 8FF
Tel: 722 880770