Three Job Seekers, Three Excellent CV's

Friday, February 1, 2013

Happy Friday bahlali

Well I said I'm going to do this and now I'm doing it.  After posting about the lack of employment opportunities for young people in this country on Tuesday, I have had a positive response to the idea. I have received about 8 CV's so far and even got a request to go on a radio show to talk about this idea.  I'll let you know when it happens.  So here goes, today I will post three fantastic CV's.  All of them are from young women in their 20's who did what we are ''supposed to do'', they went to good schools and good Universities and are now looking for work.  Two are in the fashion industry, the first studied at the prestigious Polimoda Institution of Fashion Design and Marketing in Italy and the other has a diploma in Fashion Design from the Tshwane University of Technology.   The third woman has a Bachelor of Business Science Degree from The University of Cape Town.

Please note, the names of the CV holders as well as the references are omitted but if you are a potential employer, please contact me by emailing missmillib@gmail.com to request the details of somebody you  are interested in contacting.  All of the CV holders are South African citizens based in Johannesburg. They are all black women.

Alright, here goes.

CV 1:

TERTIARY EDUCATION

INSTITUTION
Polimoda International Institute of Fashion Design & Marketing, Italy
YEAR
2012
CONCENTRATION
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A) Fashion Trend Forecasting.

INSTITUTION
Parsons School of Art and Design, Paris
YEAR
2011
CONCENTRATION 
Design Management as a Creative Practice
Style and Management: The Fashion Culture in Paris

INSTITUTION
University of South Africa - Centre for Business Management
YEAR
2011
CONCENTRATION
Course in Retail Sourcing 
Introduction to Retail Buying

INSTITUTION
Vega National College of Photography
YEAR 
2010
CONCENTRATION 
Getting Started in Photography

INSTITUTION 
University of Cape Town
YEAR
2007
CONCENTRATION 
Media, Writing and English (decided not to pursue this course)

SECONDARY EDUCATION

INSTITUTION 
High School Diploma from College du Leman, Geneva, Switzerland
YEAR
2006
SUBJECTS 
English, French, Art, Journalism, Communications, Psychology 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2012
Freelance trend forecaster at Trendstop.com
Manager/Sales Assistant at Meanwhile Store: Worked on visual merchandising, sales and online  marketing management

2011 and 2010
Intern at the Cape Town 
Fashion Council: Assisted with events, marketing, social media and general administration. 
Freelance Stylist: Styled and accessorized music video for musician Khuli Chana 

2009
Senior Sales Consultant at Flixil-40
Contract Skilled Senior Level position at Country Road in the FMCG, Retail and Wholesale Sector

2008
Permanent Junior Level position at Veritgo Store, Cape Town

2006 - 2007 
Temporary Skilled Level Position at Stoned Cherrie, Retail and Wholesale Sector 

GENERAL INTERESTS
Art, Design, Textile Design, Photography, Writing, Typography, Street Fashion, Graffiti, Music, Traveling, Dance, Baking, Reading, Tennis, Networking

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CV 2:

TERTIARY EDUCTION

INSTITUTION
University of Cape Town
YEARS
2009 – 2012
DEGREE
Bachelor of Business Science
MAJOR
Finance

SECONDARY EDUCATION

INSTITUTION
Senior Certificate: Rodean School, Johannesburg
YEAR QUALIFIED
2008

WORK EXPERIENCE:

2010
Graca Machel Hall, University of Cape Town – Dining Hall Monitor
Requirements: One has to have good communication skills, be timely, patient, friendly,   responsible and willing to help people.
2012: Commerce faculty, University of Cape Town – Orientation Leader
Requirements: One has to be friendly, organised, be able to work under pressure, have good leadership and communications skills and be able to work well in a team.

SKILLS

Languages: Fluent English and isiZulu, basic Afrikaans and French
IT Skills: Completed 1st year Information Systems course at the University of Cape Town.
Communication and networking skills: Acquired from work experience and involvement in societies. Completed Professional Communications course at the University of Cape Town.
 Leadership and Team work: Acquired from involvement in societies, work experience, volunteering and school projects.
Project Management: Acquired through managing an InvestSoc project and from being a prefect.

NOTEWORTHY ACHIEVEMENTS and LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

2008: Roedean School
President's Award (Gold level) 
2nd round Maths Olympiad
Roedean School Prefect
Highly commended for Basketball
Highly commended and heading towards half colours for Academics

2010: University of Cape Town
RAG General Committee (University of Cape Town) 2011:
InvestSoc. Project Manager (University of Cape Town)
Student.com Marketing Director (University of Cape Town) 2012:
InvestSoc. Marketing Director (University of Cape Town)
Orientation Leader (University of Cape Town)

INTERESTS and INVOLVEMENTS
Member of SIFE UCT, Wine Society and Habitat for Humanity 
Volunteer at Hillsong Church
Reading, Music, Guitar, networking, discovering new places and photography. 
Attended IMN’s 3rd Annual African Cup of Investment Management conference  2012 

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CV 3

TERTIARY EDUCATION

INSTITUTION
Tshwane University of Technology
Year Qualified
2010
QUALIFICATION: 
BTech Fashion Design
MAJORS 
Garment Technology, Pattern Technology, Theory of Clothing, Creative, Drawing

SECONDARY EDUCATION 

INSTITUTION
Belfast Academy
YEAR MATRICULATED
2006
SUBJECTS
English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Geography, Biology, Hotel Keeping and Catering

WORK EXPERIENCE

2012
Sales Assistant at Pana Clothing Boutique (3 Months)
Ushering at Saana Fashion Show (May 2012)
Internship at Kottin & Twille for SA Fashion Week SS/12 Show (March 2012)
Assisting Craig Jacobs (Fundudzi) at SA Fashion Week (March 2012)
Education and Training at ASM Fashion Consulting Agency (5 Months)

2011
Sales Assistant at Nine West, Menylin (4 Months)

2009
Experiential Learning at Windy's Fashion House, Polokwane (1 Month)

PERSONAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Languages: English, Sepedi, Afrikaans, Sotho, Zulu, Ndebele, Xhosa and Swati
Computer Skills (Microsoft Office)
Photoshop
Hostel Prefect in High School
Class Representative Committee in High School 
Class Representative Committee at TUT
Selected for Foschini/Nokia Competition in 2009
Selected to present Btech Dissertation at the 11th International SAAFECS& 6th IFHE Conference in March 2013

ENDS

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