Formats: scannable CVs

Read the quotes and suggest ways to make them scannable.

1998 to date


Throughout my degree I have had a part time job as a sales assistant. Last year I was promoted to supervisor. I enjoy the extra responsibility this involves.


RESEARCH ASSISTANT - The Branding Company

Last summer I was offered a summer job helping with a major research project. My responsibilities included telephone contact with customers, reporting back to senior managers and assisting with production of the final document. This gave me a real insight into market research and the workings of a major international company. I particularly enjoyed negotiating with colleagues about how our research should be presented.

  • Use bulleted lists
  • No bold print
  • No lines or frames

  • Use plain white paper
  • No photos or images
  • List phone numbers on separate lines