MSc Computer Science CV

 

Ada Lovelace

15 Green Cross Road, Dover, Kent, DV2 3YZ.

Tel: (01321) 612786   E-mail: ada@hotmal.com Full Current Clean Driving Licence

 

Neat, smart and effective heading. Name in a large font. You don't need the words "name" and "address" as these are obvious!

Use a sensible email address. Something like RavingLoony@hotmilk.com may not make the best impression!

EDUCATION

September 2014 -September 2015 MSc in Computer Science, University of Kent.

Modules included:
   
  • Structured Programming 66%
  • Software Engineering (Including Object Oriented Theory) 59%
  • Networks and Communication Systems 63%
  • Information Systems and Database Technology 71%
  • Systems Architecture 58%
  • Expert Systems 64%
  • HCI and Computer Graphics. 65%
  • Operating Systems 66%
  • Embedded Systems 52%
  • Bioinformatics 71%
  • Parallel computing 69%
  Modules listed in columns and bulleted. Suggests a well organised applicant. Give your module grades as well if these are good.
     

Group project on database design. I achieved well above average marks for this project.

Other Computing Skills:

  • Applications: Microsoft Office Suite, Internet Explorer, Paint Shop Pro, Dreamweaver and several e-mail packages.
  • Programming Languages: C++, Java, Prolog, Perl, SQL, and HTML.
  • Operating Systems: Linux, Windows 7, 8 and 10
  List all your computing skills if going for computing jobs. here they're logically divided into applications, programming and operating systems. You could also give the level if it's good e.g. Java: 3 years programming experience. If you've just dabbled in the skill though, just list it without further detail.
     

September 2009 -July 2012 BA (Hons) Geography, Nottingham Trent University

Upper Second Class Honours

September 2007 - July 2009 BTEC National Diploma in Electronic Engineering

September 2007. 9 GCSEs at grade C or above

  Just brief details given of first degree as this is not relevant to computing.
     

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EMPLOYMENT AND EXPERIENCE

   

July 2008 - September 2008

Temporary work and actively pursuing a career in music.

December 2013 - May 2014 - Project Officer, Shelter, Birmingham.

Responsible for the welfare and successful resettlement of homeless people in Birmingham.

Duties involved:

  • liaising with external agencies including doctors, social workers, housing departments and community projects.
  • report writing, administrative duties.
  • visiting recently settled tenants to ensure ongoing success and taking part in a keyworking team environment, wherein I was responsible for advocating the needs of specific residents. I had to form an ongoing relationship with each resident, interview and meet professionals responsible for their care, log progress and formulate a task oriented individual care plan. The keyworking system enabled me to excel both individually and as a member of a team.

November 2012 - November 2013. Independent travel in Australia and New Zealand.

August 2012 - October 2012 Resident Voluntary worker, Homeless shelter, Nottingham.

One of four resident voluntary workers working independent shifts in a hostel for 25 homeless people. Duties included administration, advocacy work with external agencies. This was a demanding yet rewarding first job.

  Gives details of competencies gained in other work that would be valuable in most computing jobs: liaising, report writing, administration, teamworking and communication skills. This is a good place to use Action Verbs
     

INTERESTS

  • Writing and recording music with piano, synthesisers, samplers and effect racks. For this I often use computer sequencing packages to record and edit analogue and digital sound sources.
  • Creative writing groups and I have written many short stories.
  • Chess, karate, playing hockey, and snooker.
 

Shows that she has a life outside computing, although no evidence of people skills given here.

Nice use of bullets to clarify information.

    No references are given here - they could be supplied on a separate page if the job advert required these to be given. Normally applicants put the statement "References supplied on request", but it's pretty obvious you will supply references when the time comes, so perhaps even this is redundant.

 

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