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IT CV Template (Text Format)

PERSONAL STATEMENT

Tech-savvy and analytical professional with 2 years of experience as a technical IT manager and 5 years of experience as an IT support technician. Demonstrated success spearheading IT projects and completing all tasks on time and according to specifications. Solid expertise in system/software installation, upgrade, maintenance, and support. Adept at administering networks and facilitating end users.

WORK EXPERIENCE

IT Manager

Leicester City Council Trading Standards
Feb 2023–Present — Leicester

  • Responsible for managing office running Microsoft 11 and MacOS 14, running Microsoft Office and bespoke software packages
  • Led IT department and a team of 15 personnel (93% retention rate), driving key IT initiatives and projects
  • Replaced old LAN system with wireless communication system, boosting office productivity by 12%
  • Decreased downtime by 65% through twice-daily preventative system maintenance
  • Protected data and resources at each workstation by installing Kaspersky antivirus in each system
  • Recognised in company newsletter for inspiring my team to consistently exceed KPIs

IT Technician

Infonote Datasystems Limited
Jan 2020–Jan 2023 — Leicester

  • Deputised as IT manager from August 2022 to cover a maternity leave
  • Implemented Amazon AWS for GDPR compliance and cost control
  • Trained 50+ staff members on in-house CSM and database management software
  • Provided friendly, efficient IT support to 15+ internal and external customers per day via phone, email, and instant message
  • Installed, serviced, and upgraded 150+ in-house Windows computers

IT Support Technician

Landmark Offices
May 2018–Jan 2020 — Leicester

  • Delivered quality IT support and system troubleshooting services to 5,000+ end users
  • Performed 15+ on-site visits in a week to develop partner solutions
  • Identified and resolved customer issues daily with a success rate of 98%
  • Reduced solution delivery time by 45% by implementing a help desk ticket system
  • Helped network team with monitoring of four Linux-based network servers

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Information Technology

University of Strathclyde
2016–2018, Glasgow

Relevant Modules

  • Networking & Internet Environment, Programming, Computer Fundamentals, C Programming, Data Structure, Web Programming, Computer Graphics, Computer Networks, Object-Oriented Programming, Software Testing, Internet Security

KEY SKILLS

  • Enterprise IT infrastructure
  • Database management
  • Software development
  • Computer hardware
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Budget management
  • Working to timelines

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

  • Vlogging
  • Self-study
  • Salsa Dancing
  • Marathon Running

How to write an information technology (IT) CV

Before you begin writing, make sure you know how to write a CV in a way that best emphasises your strengths.

Information technology (IT) professionals are in high demand in the UK, and IT skills are some of the most sought-after skills in the job market. So when you apply for IT jobs, you need to show that you’ve got the right skill set to succeed in your target role.

Here are some tips on how to write a job-winning IT CV:

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1. Highlight your job-relevant IT skills

When IT recruiters read your CV, they’re trying to determine whether you have the specific IT hard and soft skills they need.

Hard skills are technical skills that are required for the job, such as software programming or hardware expertise. Soft skills, on the other hand, are non-technical skills that are also important for IT jobs, like problem solving or customer service.

Include both hard and soft skills on your CV. Doing so shows employers that you can handle the technical aspects of the job and work well with others. Here are some examples of skills to highlight on your CV for an IT job:

  • Coding skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Project management
  • Innovation
  • Troubleshooting
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Operating systems

In addition to including a list of your skills in your CV’s additional skills section, give examples of how you’ve used those skills in previous roles in your CV’s work experience section. For instance, if you’ve got experience with a particular programming language, describe significant projects you completed with that language.

And if you’re applying for a designer, engineer, or developer role, you can use your CV’s design to demonstrate key skills. For example, you could set your CV using a LaTex CV template to showcase your technical creativity and meticulous attention to detail.

It’s important to ask yourself “What do I want to manage?” and “What area do I want to specialise in?”. Although most IT Manager roles will have an element of Technology, People Management, and Stakeholder/Budget Control, most roles will have a strong focus in one area. So it’s important you know which area you’re looking to specialise in and tailor your CV and job search to that. — Matt Collingwood,  Managing Director at VIQU IT Recruitment

2. Write an attention-grabbing personal statement

Your CV is often the first impression you make on hiring managers. So make sure your CV makes a strong impact. One way to do this is by writing an attention-grabbing CV personal statement.

A CV personal statement is a short paragraph (no more than 4–5 sentences) that appears at the top of your IT CV, just under your contact information. This paragraph should briefly describe your most job-relevant IT:

  • experience and skills
  • achievements
  • career goals

But remember to keep your personal statement concise and focused. If you try to cram too much information in, you’ll take away space from the most important information on your CV — your relevant work experience.

Give more details about your relevant experience and what motivates you when you create your cover letter.

While there’s no one formula for writing a great CV personal statement, here are some tips you can follow to make sure yours is as effective as possible:

  • Avoid using cliches – Focus on conveying who you are as an IT professional and what makes you stand out
  • Provide specific examples of your achievements – Generic phrases like “proven track record” or “well-rounded” don’t tell hiring managers anything meaningful about you
  • Tailor your personal statement to each job – Include skills-based keywords the recruiter listed in the job description

Here’s an example of a well-written personal statement from an IT CV:

 

An IT CV personal statement example with a gray header and details about the applicant's work experience, achievements, and skills
Put your best skills and experience in your personal statement to impress employers.

3. Quantify your IT skills and achievements with hard numbers

When you’re applying for an IT job, quantifying your skills and experience is essential to demonstrate your value to employers. By including hard numbers, you give a clearer picture of your IT skills and experience.

Hard numbers can be especially helpful for highlighting your accomplishments, such as the:

  • number of users you supported
  • amount of money you saved your company
  • frequency of system updates you oversaw
  • size of the team you managed and the number of projects completed under your supervision

For instance, if you helped improve system performance by 10%, be sure to mention that on your CV for an IT job.

These three bullet points from an IT CV are good examples of how to add hard numbers to your own CV:

  • Delivered quality IT support and system troubleshooting services to 5,000+ end users
  • Performed 15+ on-site visits in a week to develop partner solutions
  • Identified and resolved customer issues daily with a success rate of 98%

 


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Samuel Johns

Samuel Johns is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and senior career counsellor on the CV Genius team, with almost 5 years of experience in the career space. He has helped countless job hunters craft high-quality CVs and cover letters, exceed expectations at interviews, and obtain their dream jobs. Born and raised in County Durham in the beautiful North East of England, he graduated with a BA (Hons) in French Language and Literature from the University of Bristol in 2013 and has worked in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, London, Paris, and Taipei as a French–English translator. He’s determined to use his native English and fluent French skills to help UK and French candidates get the jobs they deserve. In addition to the British and French versions of CV Genius, Samuel’s job-hunt advice has been published on numerous websites, including Careers.org, the University of Warwick, the Enterprisers Project, and HR.com. If you’d like to collaborate, please reach out to Samuel through LinkedIn. Please note, we don’t accept guest posts and won’t reply to such requests.