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Clerical example resume

Bring them together using this clerical example resume.
Use the layout of a CV below to design your CV and decide in which sections particular phrases and words might go. Also look at several ads of the type of job you are looking for to give you a sense of the type of descriptive words you should use in your CV

FirstName Last Name
Address
Postcode

Tel
Email

Personal Profile

(Here put Positive descriptions, Positive characteristics and desirable qualities)
____________________________

Key Skills
Put in Positive descriptions and Action word
• ___________________________
• ________________________
• ___________________________
Career History

Job Title
Company Name
Dates Worked
Job responsibilities. Focus on Action words _________

Achievements and responsibilities. Focus on Action words and Benefits
• ____________________________
• __________________________
• _____________________________



Job Title
Company Name
Dates Worked
Job responsibilities. Focus on Action words _________________


Achievements and responsibilities. Focus on Action words and Benefits
• ___________________________________
• ___________________________________

Personal Details

_________________________________
_________________________________

Which words do I use in the above the above example of a clerical example resume?
Below is a list of positive words and phrases that you can use in CV that will portray you in a positive light.


The list contains
• Positive characteristics
• Action words
• Positive Descriptions
• Desirable qualities

   
 

Positive characteristics

Qualities that would be helpful in the work environment
• Able
• Adaptable
• Accurate
• Alert
• Ambitious
• Analytical
• Articulate
• Assertive
• Astute
• Bilingual
• Bright
• Calm
• Capable
• Competent
• Confident
• Consistent
• Co-operative
• Creative

Decisive
• Dedicated
• Dependable
• Diplomatic
• Dynamic
• Effective
• Efficient
• Enthusisaic
• Experienced
• Expert
• flexible
• Friendly
• Hardworking
• Honest
• Independent
• Intelligent
• Innovative
• Knowledgeable
• Mature
• Methodical
• Motivated
• Open minded
• Organised
• People oriented
• Personable
• Productive
• Professional
• Proficient
• Punctual
• Responsible
• Reliable
• Smart
• Self confident
• Self motivated
• Skilled
• Successful
• Supportive
• Thorough
• Trained
• Trustworthy
• Versatile

Action Words

Positive buzz words used to describe your achievements and responsibilities. If using these words in the key skills section changed the endings of each word from “ed” to “ing”.

E.g. key skills: compiling weekly reports, organising travel arrangements.

• Accelerated
• Achieved
• Acquired
• Acted
• Administered
• Advised
• Analysed
• Analysed
• Appointed
• Appraised
• Arranged
• Assigned
• Assisted
• Attended
• Booked
• budgeted
• Built
• Broadened
• Capable
• Checked
• Collaborated
• Communicated
• Compiled
• Conceive
• Conducted
• Contributed
• Controlled
• Coordinated
• created
• coach
• Competent
• Consistent
• Completed
• Controlled
• Co-ordinated
• Created
• Designed
• Developed
• Directed
• Delegated
• Demonstrated
• Designed
• doubled
• Economical
• Efficient
• Engineered
• Established
• Expanded
• Experienced
• Eliminated
• Evaluated
• Formulated
• Facilitated
• Guided
• Generated
• Handled
• Headed
• Helped
• hired
• Implemented
• Improved
• Initiated
• Identified
• Increased
• Installed
• Instructed

• Led
• Liaised
• launched
• Managed
• Monitored
• Maintained
• Marketed
• Mentored
• Monitored
• Motivated
• Negotiated
• Organised
• Opened
• Operated
• Oversaw
• Participated
• Planned
• Positive
• Processed
• Productive
• Proficient
• Profitable
• Performed
• Prepared
• Presented
• Programmed
• Promoted
• Proposed
• Provided
• purchased
• Qualified
• Repaired
• Represented

• Resourceful

• Recommend

• Recruited

• Recorded

• Reorganised
• Sold
• Shaped
• Scheduled
• Secured
• Selected
• Set up
• Shaped
• Sold
• Solved
• Structured
• supervised

• Specialised
• Stable
• Successful
• Trained
• Taught
• Tested
• Upgraded
• Used
• utilised
• Versatile
• Wide background
• Won wrote

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Positive Descriptions

Instead of using mundane phrases like “I am good at”, describe your strengths using such phrases as
• Very good at……….
• A Skilful………….
• An expert in……….
• With the ability to……….
• Exceptional at…………
• Familiar with
• Qualified to

 

Desirable qualities

Employers like for universal good qualities. They are run of the mill qualities. Put them in your personal or career profile.

Employers have a preference someone who is:
• Punctual
• Trustworthily
• Friendly
• Enthusiastic
• Accurate
• Has Team spirit
• Positive attitude
• Initiative
• Reliable
• passionate to learn
• Problem solver
• Has initiative