As making Cv’s have always been a problem for me, having been told that I should create two;

one creative industry specific and one more generic for normal employment

I realised that regardless of this, the variation of roles for which I am interested in applying for required more than one approach and that not all elements are always required.

I decided If i broke down my CV into sections and wrote a strong paragraph for each, I could use this document to then select and copy the appropriate sections into a template made specially for the job or opportunity it is targeted at.


Below is the text. I now plan to make some templates which could be used, or if necessary I could make a new template and import this text.







I am an enthusiastic and extremely creative individual with a love for people. I am a great team player, however I can work both efficiently and independently to successfully complete any given task. I am committed, driven and always motivated to use my own initiate to go beyond my daily duties. I am competent in making accurate and sound decisions. I am always delivering exceptional customer service, ensuring both customer needs and company expectations are met, whilst remaining friendly and confident. I have ample experience of working in hectic environments, dealing with everyday demands in a professional manner.

Key Skills and Expertise

Excellent oral and written communication skills
Effective working as part of a team
Initiative and self-motivation when working independently
Ability to resolve problems
I am organised whilst remaining flexible and reliable
Computer literate
Advanced technical skills in various specialist software
Creative and enthusiastic
I am honest and trustworthy with strong work ethics
A passion and eagerness to learn new skills and develop

Aims and Objectives  ??? Appropriate to role i am applying for ???

Career Summary

Richmond Enterprises – The Molly house
Richmond St, Manchester
Bartender, barista and waitress
March 2013 – Present

QHotels, The Midland
Peter Street, Manchester
Housekeeping porter and valet
December 2009 – March 2013

5th Avenue Night Club – Princess Street, Manchester
Bar staff and Promotions team
2008 – December 2009

River Island – Manchester Arndale, Manchester
Operations and retail]
2007 – 2008

Boots The Chemist – Middleton Arndale, Manchester
Operations and retail
2006 – 2007


BA(HONS) – The University Of Salford
Photography – In progress (Expected to receive a 1st class honour certificate)

The Manchester College
BTEC National Diploma – Photography (Triple Distinction)
NCFE level 2 – Art and Design (Fully Achieved)

Pendleton College
As Media Studies  (A)
City and Guilds in Information and Communication Technology (Level 2)

Plant Hill Arts college
3D art (A*) Fine Art (A) English Language (A) English Literature (A) Drama (A)
Religious Studies (A) Mathematics (C) Double award Science (CC)

Exhibitions, Publications, commissions and voluntary work

Independent group exhibition – Fresh Collective. Corn Exchange, Manchester 2014

Shortlisted for the Sony World Student Prize 2014 (Fresh Faced And Wild Eyed)

3 Images selected in the Wild Hearts charity calendar competition

2 x critical reviews published on 2012

Selected by Len Grant as winner of the category Imagined Landscapes – Media City Student Photographic Award 2012

BTEC end of year exhibition – Central Park, Manchester

Student representative at art and design conference – Media City 2014

Queer media festival – Media City 2014

Volunteer on the adult learning programme at The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester 2013

Voluntary work with MASH (Manchester Action on Street Health) 2013

LGBT – ‘The Bake Off’ with celebrity judge panel 2013

Diesel FN6 – Diesel Store, Manchester 2013

Turn up the talent – BBC casting event – Media City 2013

Punk festival – Morecambe (Annually)

UCAS events –  Manchester Central (Annually)

University open days, Salford University (Annually)

Various VIP events – Midland Hotel, Manchester

Ample experience of event / wedding coverage and commercial shoots and editorial work


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