Hello!

I wrote my CV in English, but since my mothertongue is German, I fear my CV is far from being perfect. So please who can give me a hand and check out if there are some mistakes?

Thanks beforehand!

Max Mustermann
69 East End · West Town · London A1 2BC
Mobile: (0123) 4567890 · Email: Email Removed

PERSONAL STATEMENT

A self-motivated and knowledge-hungry IT-Specialist with more than five years’ experience in the technical area of an Internet Service Provider. Excellent communication skills, flexible, accurate, service oriented, with the ability to explain complex technical details. Can work harmoniously in a team or alone effectively, even under time pressure. Loves challenges.

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

* Excellent troubleshooting and technical skills in a Network Operations Centre / Help Desk Support environment based on Service Level Agreements
* Strong knowledge of assembling, configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting and upgrades of computer hardware, computer networks, peripheral equipment and systems
* Extensive expertise in installation, configuration, troubleshooting of Windows Server 2000/2003/SQL, desktop clients 95/98/ME/2000/XP and Mac OS X workstations
* Good knowledge of Linux/Unix with use experience of Debian and RedHat / Fedora
* Strong documentation skills including experience reviewing technical documents

WORK EXPERIENCES

Jul 2001 – Present ISP Technician Company, Germany

* 1st and 2nd level help desk support, solving computer, server and network problems
* Installation and permanent support of over 100 Windows customer servers
* Responsible for sourcing, purchasing and inventory of hardware and software
* Testing and evaluating of computer programs and new computer hardware
* Administration of two computer centres with more than 300 computer racks
* Documentation, coordination and scheduling of a 24x7 duty engineer team
* Sales assistance, recommendations regarding hardware and software acquisitions
* Assessing user training needs and training users in effective use of applications
* Writing and maintaining technical process documentations and user manuals
* Selecting and interviewing of IT related job applicants
* Responsible health and safety engineer

Sep 1995 – Jan 2001 Communication Engineer Company, Austria

* Adapting server rooms, assembling equipment frames, cable ducts and computer racks
* Installation, configuration and repair of DSL telecommunication equipment
* Laying, connecting and running link tests of copper and optical fibre
* Topographic measurement and technical line position plans drawing

EDUCATION

Sep 1992 – Aug 1995 Company, Austria
(Telecommunication engineering apprenticeship)

Sep 1991 - Jul 1992 Handelsakademie Location, Austria
(Equivalent commercial academy)

Jul 1991 – Aug 1991 Company, Austria
(Technical internship)

Sep 1987 – Jul 1991 Hauptschule Location, Austria
(Equivalent secondary school)

INTERESTS

* Computers: internet, web design and computer games
* Travelling: strong interest in adventurous backpack travelling
* Sports: outdoor sports like jogging, cycling and skiing
* Reading: especially technical articles and science fiction

PERSONAL

* Date of Birth: 1st July 1900
* Nationality: German
* Driving Licence: Full, clean licence
* Healthiness: Excellent health record

LANGUAGES

* German: Native speaker
* English: Upper-intermediate
* Spanish: Basic knowledge

REFERENCES

Referees available on request.
Brevity can be good but this is just a collection of lists at the moment. You need to make some areas more complete.

PERSONAL STATEMENT

I am a self-motivated and knowledge-hungry IT-Specialist with more than five years’ experience in the technical department of an Internet Service Provider. I have excellent communication skills and I am flexible, accurate and service-oriented with the ability to explain complex technical details. I work harmoniously and effectively in a team or alone , even under time pressure. I love challenges.

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

*Excellent troubleshooting and technical skills in a Network Operations Centre / Help Desk Support environment based on Service Level Agreements
*Strong knowledge of assembling, configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting and upgrades of computer hardware, computer networks, peripheral equipment and systems
*Extensive expertise in installation, configuration, troubleshooting of Windows Server 2000/2003/SQL, desktop clients 95/98/ME/2000/XP and Mac OS X workstations
*Good knowledge of Linux/Unix with use experience of Debian and RedHat / Fedora
*Strong documentation skills including experience reviewing technical documents

WORK EXPERIENCE

Jul 2001 – Present: ISP Technician Company, Germany

My duties include

*1st and 2nd level help desk support, solving computer, server and network problems
*Installation and permanent support of over 100 Windows customer servers
*Responsibility for sourcing, purchasing and inventory of hardware and software
*Testing and evaluating of computer programs and new computer hardware
*Administration of two computer centres with more than 300 computer racks
*Documentation, coordination and scheduling of a 24x7 duty engineer team
*Sales assistance, recommendations regarding hardware and software acquisitions
*Assessing user training needs and training users in effective use of applications
*Writing and maintaining technical process documentations and user manuals
*Selecting and interviewing of IT related job applicants
*Responsibility as health and safety engineer

Sep 1995 – Jan 2001: Communication Engineer Company, Austria

My duties included

*Adapting server rooms, assembling equipment frames, cable ducts and computer racks
*Installation, configuration and repair of DSL telecommunication equipment
*Laying, connecting and running link tests of copper and optical fibre
*Topographic measurement and technical line position plans drawing

EDUCATION (what qualifications did these lead to? It's no good just saying where you studied - you have to say what you studied and the qualification)

Sep 1992 – Aug 1995: Company, Austria
Telecommunication engineering apprenticeship.

Sep 1991 - Jul 1992: Handelsakademie Location, Austria
Equivalent commercial academy ( I don't know what this means)

Jul 1991 – Aug 1991Company, Austria
Technical internship

Sep 1987 – Jul 1991Hauptschule Location, Austria
Secondary school

INTERESTS

I am very interested in computers and enjoy using the internet, web design and computer games. I also do a lot of travelling and have a strong interest in adventurous backpack travelling. I enjoy most outdoor sports, including jogging, cycling and skiing. I also read a lot, especially technical articles and science fiction.

PERSONAL

*Date of Birth: 1st July 1900 are you quite sure about that?
*Nationality: German
*Driving Licence: Full, clean licence
*Health: Excellent health record

LANGUAGES

*I am a native speaker of German. I also speak English fluently to an upper-intermediate level and have a basic knowledge of Spanish.

REFERENCES

Referees available on request.
Hi,

Here are a few more brief comments by section. These are based on my experience with resumes in N. America.

OBJECTIVE

You need an OBJECTIVE section at the start. If IBM receives your resume, they have many job openings. Say briefly what kind of job you are applying for.

PERSONAL STATEMENT

I am a self-motivated . . .

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

WORK EXPERIENCES


For each job, state your job title.

Jul 2001 – Present ISP TechnicianCompany, Germany


Start with verbs, or at least adjectives. tell them what you did.

EDUCATION

INTERESTS


This is often, perhaps normally, omitted.

PERSONAL


This info is normally not included. If yodriving is needed for the job, put that info in your skills section.

LANGUAGES

*German: Native speaker
*English: Upper-intermediate
*Spanish: Basic knowledge

REFERENCES

Referees available on request.
Say 'references', not 'referees'.

Good luck with this,

Clive
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