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123, The Street, The Town, The City NG1 234 | (07456) 017444 | email@example.com
Nationality: English-French | Married
Languages spoken (fluent): Portuguese, English, Spanish | Languages spoken (basic): French, Italian, German
My experience in PR and celebrity recruitment puts me in an excellent position for the role of Relations Officer. My previous positions have required me to manage celebrity projects with multi-media components including broadcast, print, film, photographic and digital (social media). I have handled celebrity related communications plans and outputs, project managed celebrity events, worked with celebrity agents, publicist and managers and hosted VIPs on field missions. I speak several languages and have travelled extensively, making me an excellent candidate for the international position I am seeking.
BA History, Nottingham University, Nottingham
Subject areas: European history from early medieval to the present, the Contemporary World since 1945, early modern, modern and contemporary history.
A Levels, Nottingham College
Subject areas: History (A), English (A), Maths (A), Graphic Design (B)
Charity X, London
Special Event and Celebrity Engagement Manager (April 2014 – date)
- Organising and managing the most exciting and prestigious events for this well-known charity.
- Responsible for the Charity’s Supper Club (raising £200k annually), Gala Ball and Carol Concert.
- Supporting the Events Officer in managing challenge events such as ‘celebrity golf day’.
Charity Y, Derby
Events and Celebrity Engagement Manager (April 2012 – April 2014)
- Working on the special events programme, working on budgets and ensuring smooth running of the existing events for the year.
- Securing fundraising prizes to maximise profit from events, which includes auction, silent auction and raffle items, and building relationships with prize donors to secure ongoing support.
- Researching and securing sponsorship for events using warm contacts and cold approaches.
- Cross-cultural communication skills
- Excellent networking abilities
- Interpersonal influence
- Adaptive thinking
Public speaking: I have been required to speak at numerous celebrity events that I have managed, including opening the event, introducing attendees to the cause with a view to boosting support and donations, introducing celebs and closing the event.
Communication and interpersonal skills: Having managed numerous events which involve bringing people on board and coordinating many different stakeholders, my communication and interpersonal skills are excellent.
Teamwork: My roles have required me to bring large numbers of people together and coordinate them to ensure a successful event, which has given me experience both working with and managing the teams involved.
Presentation: To bring on board celebrities and donors I have been frequently required to deliver presentations to groups of people and my presentations have been effective in achieving this goal.
- Chartered Institute of Public Relations – Member
- Assoc De Empresas Consultoras En Relaciones Publicas (ADECEC) – Member
- Information, Presse & Communication – Member
When I am not at work, I love spending time with family, visiting new places, travelling and meeting people. I am also a keen hiker and a member of several hiking clubs including Amber Valley, Chesterfield and NE Ramblers, and Derby Nomad Ramblers.
Manager, Charity X
Manager, Charity Y
“Ellie is a confident lady who has a brilliant track record of organizing and managing events, alongside managing and inspiring team members to deliver outstanding results.”
~ CARL BROWN, MANAGER, CHARITY X
“Ellie is a bright and creative individual who is exceptional at planning, organizing and hosting special events to raise money for our cause.”
~ LISA SMITH, MANAGER, CHARITY Y
This awesome international or PR CV template has a smart, spacious layout that’s perfect for so many roles.
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How to write an international or PR CV – what you need to know
You’ll see that we have flagged this CV template as particularly suitable for both international and Public Relations Officer roles. Why? This is because the skills required for such fast paced roles are quite similar. In fact, many ambassador roles specify PR experience as desirable.
International CVs are different in some respects from UK CVs. Just like résumés, the education usually comes before the work history section (it’s normally work history first in the UK).
Aside from that, an international CV isn’t vastly different in layout. Like the UK, it’s typical to confine your CV to just two pages. You’ll see many parallels with the UK when reviewing the different sections you need to include.
Sections for an international or PR CV
The sections to be included in an international CV are really similar to a UK CV – typically:
- Personal details
- Profile (or ‘objective’ / ‘personal statement’)
- Work history
- Memberships – optional
- Awards – optional
- Languages – optional
International jobs are in high demand and require additional skills to a local or national job. So you’ll need to think carefully about how to complete each section with reference to the job specification.
On a CV in the UK, this would be confined to your name, address, phone number and email address. In addition, if the job requires a driving licence, this would be included here.
Depending on the job you’re applying for, you may need to include additional details here for an international CV. For example, you may wish to include your nationality if it is relevant to the job.
The profile section at the top (which might be called ‘objective’ or ‘personal statement’ alternatively) is your opportunity to tell the employer how exactly you meet the job description. If you haven’t had direct experience of the role you’re applying for, it can be helpful to highlight the most important transferable skills and experience relevant to the role here.
Here’s how to write a great personal statement or profile for the top of your CV.
It’s worth including a little more detail here than you would for a UK CV if you have anything to mention that could be relevant to the role. For example, if you were applying for a job as a European Ambassador and you had a history degree, a knowledge of European history may be an advantage and would be worth mentioning under ‘Subject areas’.
Like a UK CV, you would include the most recent position first and give details of the company you’ve worked for, the dates you’ve worked there and your responsibilities (including any particular achievements if relevant).
For PR rolls, ensure you provide specifics such as past target audiences, successful PR campaigns and media coverage you’ve secured. You might also provide an example or two of a press release you’ve put together which has secured good results.
It’s critical to show that you have experience doing similar work to the role you’re applying to. If you haven’t done anything that’s identical, try to show how the experience you have would be relevant to the position you’re applying for.
Here’s some great guidance on writing your work history section.
Listing off the same skills in the skill section as are included in the job advert won’t impress anyone. It’s better to give examples of how you’ve developed those skills. You don’t need to list every single skill detailed in the job spec – just pick out the ones that aren’t already covered by your work history. Remember that you might have developed these skills in other ways besides work experience – for example, through projects at school, volunteering, community projects or interests outside of work.
Memberships won’t be relevant to everyone but as they can show an interest in relevant industries and sectors, they can be a valuable way to demonstrate to employers that you’re genuinely passionate about what you do.
Here is a comprehensive list of professional bodies relating to PR (from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, a professional body themselves).
As for memberships, awards won’t be relevant to everyone – but if you’ve received any awards that are relevant to the post you’re applying to, it’s worth mentioning these.
Languages can be particularly important for international roles – look carefully at the job description and if these are required (assuming you meet the requirements), make sure this is clear from your CV. Be honest as to the level of your ability
Interests help paint a picture of you as an individual and provide another opportunity to show skills. In the example CV content, the candidate is a member of several hiking groups. This suggests skills such as networking and communication, in addition to showing the employer that she takes an interest in her health.
It’s standard to include a reference from your most recent employer and another reference which might be a previous employer or (recent) university or college tutor. Other suitable second references include a senior figure involved with a project you’re working on. For example, a voluntary work or a community project. Or, a person (non relative) who has known you for a while in a professional capacity.
Quality references can boost an international or PR CV – for example, a secondary reference from an MP, University dean or senior public figure would certainly add credibility.
If you’re currently in employment and not keen on your current employer being contacted before you’ve been offered a job, it’s acceptable to write, ‘references available on request’ – or to give two other references for the time being. However, if you’re offered a job, the prospective employer will almost certainly want to contact your current employer at this point.
If you’re applying to an international organisation based in another country, consider translating your CV. This is unless the job application requirements specify otherwise. It shows that you’ve thought about the needs of the organisation receiving your CV, and it also gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your language skills. It also ensures that no important details are ‘lost in translation’.
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Originally published 8th February 2019.
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