SKILLS-BASED CV

 

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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ALEX BUCKSHEATH

14, Wychurch Road, Canterbury, Kent. CT2 7SJ.

Tel. 01227 - 764521                 email ab999@kent.ac.uk

Nationality: British    Female

Personal Statement

A graduate with strong communication and organisational skills gained in nursing, now seeking to move into HR as a trainee manager.

Skills

Communication

  • 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.

Planning/Organising

  • 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!

Teamwork

  • 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.

Training

  • 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

Computing

 

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Education

BA (Hons.) History, University of Kent, 2010 to 2013
Achieved 63% in Second Year Examinations. Expected Result 2:1.

Canterbury College, Access Course, 2008-2010

Subjects included History, Sociology and Psychology, in which I achieved 83% in my final examination.

William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent, 1987 - 90               
State Registered Nurse Training Course

Including study of anatomy, physiology, diseases and treatment, ward mangement and practical nurse training

Surbiton High School, 1981 - 1987
5 O-Levels including English, Mathematics, Science.


Work


Elite Nursing Agency, Canterbury, 2001 - present    
Part-time Nurse, whilst raising my family and studying for my degree

Canterbury Hospital Ward Sister 1997 - 2000
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.

1988 - 1995: Nurse, then Senior Nurse - Canterbury Hospital
Working with a multi-disciplinary team on a variety of wards

Other jobs have included temporary office work and waitressing.

Additional Information

  • Married with two children aged 9 and 12.
  • Full, clean driving licence.

Referees

Dr. I.M. Bright
Senior Lecturer,
Keynes College,
University of Kent at Canterbury,
Canterbury,
Kent, CT2 7NP
Email: I.M.Bright@kent.ac.uk
Tel: 10227 827006

Mrs N. Parker
Director,
Elite Nursing Agency,
Russell Road,
Canterbury,
Kent, CT1 8FF
Email: nparker@elitenursing.co.uk
Tel: 01227 888777

 

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