This is an example of a good standard CV (also called a competency-based CV) for a student studying computer science.

John Smith

Home Address:
Kimathi Street,
M6 3AE.

Tel. (020) 351 4039


Term Address:
Nakuru, Nakuru city
Rift CountyDate of Birth: 5. 11. 1986

Nationality: Kenya Julyn


Egerton University (Hons.) Computer Science 2005 – 2008

Subjects include:
Software Engineering, Compiling Techniques, Computer Networks and Communications, Digital Systems, Operating Systems and Robotics.
I obtained 62% in my 2nd year exams equivalent to a 2:1

My project involved the development of a Linux-based network management system and required independent research skills

Nakuru Community College 2003 – 2006

‘A’ Levels: Mathematics B, Physics C, Chemistry D.

St. John’s Boys School, Nyeri. 1998 – 2003

8 GCSEs including Mathematics, English and French.


Tourist Information Office, KisumuĀ  2006

Assisting customers from all over the world with a wide variety of enquiries, working in the Bureau de Change, booking theatre and concert tickets.

Mombasa City CouncilĀ  2004

Temporary Accounts Clerk in City Treasurer’s office. Responding to customer enquiries, using computerised accounts systems.

Simple Simon’s Public House, Kisii. Sept. 2006 – present

Part-time barwork throughout the year serving customers and cashing up.



  • Computing Skills: Knowledge of Linux and Windows XP/Vista. Programming skills in Java, Haskell and Modula 3. Good knowledge of SQL and RDBMS.
  • Good level of spoken French.
  • Full, clean driving licence.

REFEREES : I am happy to supply these on request.

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