Europass

Curriculum Vitae







Personal information



First name(s) / Surname(s)

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Address

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Mobile

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E-mail(s)

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Nationality

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Date of birth

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Gender

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Work experience







Dates

01 January 2003 - 30 April 2011

Occupation or position held

Senior Accountant and Systems Administrator

Main activities and responsibilities

Planning of the bookkeeping to be undertaken by the accounting staff, involving the preparation of time and cost budgets and supervising the accounting staff work and helping them with any technical difficulties that they may come across;

Preparing cash flows and income/expenditure budgets, monitoring the company’s expenditure/costs, payments to suppliers and liaising with staff and the banks concerning debt collection;

Updating and maintaining on a daily basis the accounting records of the company with extracting and interpreting the financial records of the company at any given time;

Responsible for supporting the company’s Windows Server 2003, Active directory, Exchange, VMware virtualization, application support, Server Administration and Security as well as Backup and Disaster recovery;

Providing day-to-day support for infrastructure and security components such as Network Switches, Firewalls, WAN connectivity, VPN and Anti-Virus;

Manages the company’s Servers, Workstations and X terminals, setting up user accounts, scheduling upgrades and implements security protocols to ensure Database and System security;

Recommends and directs software changes and updates to keep department systems up-to-date and is responsible for the provision of IT infrastructure services including Desktop applications, Local and / or Wide area networks, IT security and Telecommunications;

Programs specific applications in response to department/ client needs, installing and debugging new and/ or upgraded software on Server and Client platforms, ensuring compliance with current site Licenses, Designs, Programs and manages websites and associated pages;

Creates web content, web graphics, multimedia and creative writing content for websites, assisting in developing user policies and procedures, issues written and/ or oral instructions, investigates and reports complaints;

Develops and implements various training and instruction programs for users on the use of Operating Systems, Networking, Applications and Databases and provides advice to other senior managers and boards on IT issues and planning.

Name and address of employer

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Ltd

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Type of business or sector

Accounting, Consultancy & Marketing services









Dates

01 September 2000 - 01 September 2002

Occupation or position held

Computer Programmer

Main activities and responsibilities

Supporting and maintaining the company’s Web Servers, Mail Servers and Application Servers and planning for and responding to service outages and other problems;

Solving of software and hardware problems for the operations of the IT department as well as the needs of the company’s external customers;

Troubleshooting networks, systems, and applications to identify and correct malfunctions and other operational problems;

Configuring and customizing the company's Enterprise Backup system which consists of multiple Backup Servers, Backup Clients, and Backup Libraries;

Cisco Networking and VOIP. CCNA / CCNP networking skills and knowledge of supporting systems within the organization;

Object oriented development including JAVA (Applications, Applets, Servlets), Visual Café, HTML, SQL-Databases (Access, SQL Server, Oracle DB, mySQL, FoxPro), Windows 9x, Windows 2000, NT and Server Management (Oracle, Apache Tomcat, IIS, Apache WebServer).

Name and address of employer

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Ltd

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Type of business or sector

Internet Banking, Graphics and Web Solutions













Dates

01 June 1995 - 30 June 1999

Occupation or position held

Financial Controller

Main activities and responsibilities

Involves in maintaining and updating accounting records of many of the firm’s local and overseas clients and taking care of VAT issues (VAT records, completion of VAT returns, etc.);

Participating in various Audits (as a junior and semi-senior Auditor) of both local and overseas companies, preparing draft Audited accounts for finalization purposes, tax computations and completing tax forms both for corporations as well as self employed individuals and other related tasks;

Collecting, analyzing and grouping documentary evidence in order to proceed with the preparation of periodic Management Accounts and Annual financial Accounts of the firm;

Performing bookkeeping and payroll entries regularly as well as meetings with the Managing Partner, discussing the results with him and other matters, such as advice concerning the firm’s Tax position, profitability and cash flow projections;

Performing and supervising of highly complex payroll and benefits activity for 20 employees, calculating of the firm's PAYE taxes, social security contributions, medical fund premiums and any other similar deductions, resolving non-routine problems, interpreting policies and contracts and implementing the firm's policies and procedures;

Regular contacts with the Central Bank of Cyprus, the Department of the Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver, the Tax Authorities, Immigration and other Authorities of Cyprus mainly for accounting, tax and auditing issues but also for issues such as work permit renewals, social insurance issues, etc.

Name and address of employer

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Type of business or sector

Certified Public Accountants

















Dates

01 January 1993 - 31 May 1995

Occupation or position held

Owner

Main activities and responsibilities

Maintaining the appropriate inventory levels;

Data handling and communication with suppliers and key customers;

Supervising the operations and financial records of the business.

Name and address of employer

xxxxxxxxxxxx Ltd

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Type of business or sector

Arts, entertainment and recreation






Dates

01 January 1993 - 30 April 1995

Occupation or position held

Broadcast and Sound Recording Engineer

Main activities and responsibilities

Connecting wires and cables, setting and operating Audio and Video equipment, including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings, conventions, presentations and news conferences;

Maintaining and operating the Broadcast and Recording equipment in order to record, synchronize, mix, or reproduce music, voices, or sound effects in recording studios, sporting arenas, theatre productions, or movie and video productions;

Checking the sound quality of the link back to the studio when covering outdoor events like football matches, political rallies and cultural events.

Name and address of employer

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Type of business or sector

TV channel


Education and training

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Dates

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Title of qualification awarded

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Name and type of organisation providing education and training

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Level in national or international classification

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Dates

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Title of qualification awarded

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Principal subjects / occupational skills covered

Information Systems -This module covers the following topics: systems analysis and design, database systems, data analysis and management, systems and organisations;

Software Development - Programming, using many styles and languages, provides solutions to a wide variety of scientific, engineering and business problems. Programming is a core skill that will be used throughout a computer practitioner’s career. It is a skill acquired largely by practice and experience. Learning how to program requires a disciplined and structured approach in order to encourage good practice and to assist in the development of easily maintained systems. This module introduces candidates to the fundamental concepts of programming with the emphasis being laid on the whole of the software development process;

Computer & Network Technology -This module provides a foundation for all professional computer personnel in computer technology and related topics, in particular the areas of: number systems, hardware, operating systems, systems software, networks and system performance measurement.

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Dates

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Title of qualification awarded

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Name and type of organisation providing education and training

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Level in national or international classification

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Dates

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Title of qualification awarded

BSc, Business Administration with Management Information Systems

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

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Dates

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Title of qualification awarded

Diploma, Business Administration with Management Information Systems

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

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Dates

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Title of qualification awarded

Certificate, Accounting Higher

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

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Dates

Title of qualification awarded

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Dates

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Title of qualification awarded

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Dates

Title of qualification awarded

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Personal skills and

Competences





2005

www.xxxxxxxxxx..com – Prepared and designed my father’s website;



2002

Submitting and presenting of my final year Project in Management of Information Systems: LPro: A Linear Programming Language



2002

Submitting and presenting of my final year Project in Business Administration: Senior Simulation in Business. This project represents a computerised computer oriented management/marketing simulation which is used to synthesize learning experiences analysing business problems, integrating the study of accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing;



1992 – 1993

xxxxxxxxx Disco – Designed and implemented the installation of the audio equipment throughout the disco and providing technical support based on immediate and future needs;



1989 – 1993

xxxxxxxxxx FM Stereo – Designed, installed and operated an amateur radio station which was covering a small area of about 30 miles. Producing a variety of live programmes and some indoor “Studio Recordings”. Transmitting these productions, around the clock.



Mother tongue(s)



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Other language(s)



Self-assessment



Understanding

Speaking

W r i t i n g

European level (*)



Listening

Reading

Spoken interaction

Spoken production



English



C1

Proficient user

C1

Proficient user

B2

Independent user

B2

Independent user

B2

Independent user



(*) Common European Framework of Reference (CEF) level
Hi,

Just one quick and very general comment.

In Canada, where I live, it's widely accepted that such documents should not be more than two pages. Many employers will not read them if they are longer.

Clive
Agreed! But in my case Europass CV is basically for public/ goverment positions.

For Private Sector, my draft CV is written in one page only !

According to my Europass CV, I kept some text which I have copied from my Course Syllabus in order to help you to catch the concept and then to apply any corrections to the rest sections/ parts, etc of my CV.

For example the following section has been copied from my Course Syllabus and I think there is no need to be of any correction:


Dates

xxx

Title of qualification awarded

xx

Principal subjects / occupational skills covered

Information Systems -This module covers the following topics: systems analysis and design, database systems, data analysis and management, systems and organisations;

Software Development - Programming, using many styles and languages, provides solutions to a wide variety of scientific, engineering and business problems. Programming is a core skill that will be used throughout a computer practitioner’s career. It is a skill acquired largely by practice and experience. Learning how to program requires a disciplined and structured approach in order to encourage good practice and to assist in the development of easily maintained systems. This module introduces candidates to the fundamental concepts of programming with the emphasis being laid on the whole of the software development process;

Computer & Network Technology -This module provides a foundation for all professional computer personnel in computer technology and related topics, in particular the areas of: number systems, hardware, operating systems, systems software, networks and system performance measurement.


NOTES:

Also, i have noticed that in EnglishForward.com there is a specific Information Technology English Forum

regarding IT technical terms, etc.

My CV contains many of them but I think is better to focus and check the Syntax, Composition Writing, Grammar, paragraphs, etc...

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for a resume, it might be OK. Your sentences are mostly fragmented.

Hoowever, the content is rather bothersome.

- where is your educational background?

- how could you do two extremely diverse full-time jobs (managing the accountants and maintaining the IT infrastructure) at the same time?

- copying something from a course syllabus isn't a very good idea for a CV. It is obvious since the contrast in style is so marked from the rest of your CV.

Good luck,

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Hi,

In my country we do not have the luxury to hire many people to serve specific positions and specially this cannot be afforded in small businesses and companies, up to 25 employees.

Here is the link for download Europass Templates in all languages:

http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/europass/home/hornav/Downloads/EuropassCV/CVTemplate.csp

Also, here are the Instructions for using the Europass curriculum vitae in English language:

http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/img/dynamic/c1345/type.FileContent.file/CVInstructions_en_GB.pdf

And also the link page for all languages:

http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/europass/home/hornav/Downloads/EuropassCV/CVInstructions.csp

Below is the Education and training section according to Europass CV European Standards:

Education and training

Dates ......... 2011

Title of qualification awarded:

Professional Member of the Chartered Institute for IT

Level in national or international classification

Professional Membership (MBCS)

Dates 2007

Title of qualification awarded:

Certificate in IT, Level 4

Principal subjects / occupational skills covered:

Information Systems -This module covers the following topics: systems analysis and design, database

systems, data analysis and management, systems and organisations;

Software Development - Programming, using many styles and languages, provides solutions to a wide

variety of scientific, engineering and business problems. Programming is a core skill that will be used

throughout a computer practitioner’s career. It is a skill acquired largely by practice and experience.

Learning how to program requires a disciplined and structured approach in order to encourage good

practice and to assist in the development of easily maintained systems. This module introduces

candidates to the fundamental concepts of programming with the emphasis being laid on the whole of

the software development process;

Computer & Network Technology -This module provides a foundation for all professional computer

personnel in computer technology and related topics, in particular the areas of: number systems,

hardware, operating systems, systems software, networks and system performance measurement.

Dates 2003

Title of qualification awarded:

Full Member of the CCS

Level in national or international classification:

Full Membership

Dates: 2002

Title of qualification awarded:

BSc, Business Administration with Management Information Systems

University of ..........

Dates: 2001

Title of qualification awarded:

Diploma, Business Administration with Management Information Systems

University of ..........

Dates: 1998

Title of qualification awarded:

Certificate, Accounting Higher

LCCI International Qualifications

Dates

Title of qualification awarded:

1992

Certificate, Sound Recording Engineer

CINEMA SCHOOL OF.............

Dates

Title of qualification awarded:

1988

LYCEUM degree

1985

Certificate, Grade 3 in Guitar

TRINITY COLLEGE OF MUSIC, London (UK)
Please forget about the structure and other matters which are related about the presentation of my CV. I would like to correct the grammar and syntax of the content.

Please do focus to the above said content!

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Please forget about the structure and other matters which are related about the presentation of my CV. I would like to correct the grammar and syntax of the content.

Please do focus to the above said content!

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Antonis,

This is huge amount of text. The main thing I notice is that there are no sentences, only fragments. Sometimes the fragment starts with a participle (e.g. maintaining, planning...) and sometimes a 3rd-person present or past finite verb, and sometimes a noun phrase. If you are going to write in fragments (which is not my prefered style), you should at least be consistent. There are a lot of run-on fragments too. I will give you an example of what change I would do if it were my CV, and let you decide.

Your version:

Planning of the bookkeeping to be undertaken by the accounting staff, involving the preparation of time and cost budgets and supervising the accounting staff work and helping them with any technical difficulties that they may come across;

Recommended change:

I manage a 3-person accounting group, which is responsible for the company's bookkeeping. I direct and approve the preparation of budgets and financial reports as required by the managing director, and in accordance with government regulations.

Reason for the change - It shows that you are in charge of a group, and the size of that group. It shows that you are the one to present results from the staff to the directors of the company. It shows that you know the legal aspects of financial reporting. That is much more impressive than "dealing with technical difficulties", which is a less important activity.

Full sentences are superior to fragments. They are more readable.

Regards,

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Thanks a lot!

I fully agree with your Recommended change but at the moment I do not want to show what is more impressive or to show that I am fully charge of a group or to giving a stress of the size of a group.

The only thing I am asking from you is to change and/or amend my text in order to be retained a uniformity! As you said, I should at least be consistent! This is what I am asking is to modify the fragments of the text in order to be consistent. As you said, a fragment or a sentence, cannot starts with a participle and sometimes with a 3rd person or past finite verb, and sometimes a noun phrase!

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