War Hero
While not claiming to be an expert in this matter, my CV does seem to get me lots of interviews and job offers when it comes time to move on from a contract or look to take up a permenant position.  

Prior to starting work in a web design agency I got my self a place in a post grad course studying business management on the strength of what I had learnt in the forces -  my background was infantry soldiering and killing tanks with Milan  ;D - so some of what i've learn't might be of use to anybody leaving/thinking of leaving! ???

Would it be of some value to put up some of the dos and don'ts that I have learnt over the last 4 years.  Would even be happy to put up an edited version of my CV - while not a guide may provide a direction.

PM me or post if you would like to see this kind of post in this part of the forum


War Hero
Line Grunt

Addressline 1, address line 2, postcode.
                          Mobile: (0774) xxx xxxx. Email:

                          Career Summary
Project Manager                                                    March 2003 – to Date
16 Connaught Place, London, W2 2ES                         

Responsible for leading the team looking at the development of  the future T-mobile online strategy and the management of the redesign and restructure of the current T-Mobile online shop.

Project / Marketing Manager                              Nov 2002 – March 2003
Skybridge Group plc.
1 Hartfield Rd, Wimbledon, SW19 3RU                

Responsible for the development and deployment of loyalty scheme websites and software programmes for Land Rover, Vauxhall and MSN.  Also responsible for the design and development of the internal web development processes and marketing criteria for event management web developments and loyalty schemes.

Account Director                                                         July 2002 – Nov 2002
2 The Green, Richmond, TW9 1PL              

Responsible for managing the redesign, rapid build, deployment and bedding in of both the Regular Army’s and TA Medical Services new websites.  Also responsible for the development of the 2002 / 2003 Regular Army, TA and Mycamouflage online marketing strategies.

Senior Project Manager                                                  June 2002 – July 2002
Rufus Leonard
57a Farringdon Rd, London, EC1M 3JB     

Responsible for reviewing and updating QinetiQ’s internal and external digital, marketing and e-commerce strategy.  

Senior Digital Project Manager                                        January 2000 – May 2002
EHS Brann,
6 Briset Street, London, EC1M 5NR.          

•      Responsible for the account direction and project management of the Diesel SPA account
•      Key member of the implementation team for an email broadcast system and the processes and procedures for e-mail marketing within the Agency and to clients.
•      Developed the Project Management and Client Services processes and procedures for website development and banner advertising. .  
•      Main responsibilities included the detailed scoping, planning, business development, budgeting, growth, financial recovery and change management of all projects and accounts.  
Projects managed include:
•      Entirety of Diesel SPA’s main websites and e-commerce activity including developing a prototype on and offline loyalty scheme and proposals for a full e-commerce solution.
•      Redesign of Alliance & Leicester plc’s Retail Financial Services website.
•      Build and online branding of the client interface for a stand-alone online bank for Alliance & Leicester plc, including development of online transaction strategies, models and user cases.
•      Builds for a variety of marketing sites including Heals, Tesco Club Card, Tesco Kids Club.
•      Deployment of a variety of e-mail marketing campaigns for clients including, BT Internet, BT Blackberry, BMW, Mini, Volvo, P&O Stena Line, The AA and The Economist.
•      Online advertising campaigns for Megastar, BT, Alliance & Leicester plc and Diesel SPA.
•      Development, expansion and redesign of the main DfEE (DfES) Standards web site.
•      DM and brochure ware activity for Tesco and Craig Johnstone’s SoccaSkills (Sup@skills).


War Hero
Internet Consultant                                    May 1999 – November 1999
Profile New Media
Layton House, Kew Gardens, TW9 3AF.                                                       

•      Structured and organised search and strategic evaluation programmes for clients.
•      Oversaw the monitoring and evaluation of client’s web sites and on-line reputation.
•      Responsible for the base line IT management and Systems Administration for the company.
•      Managed the development, design and launch of two web sites for the company: the company’s own and one for a conglomerate of agencies, of which Profile is a key member.

Officer Cadet,                                                          September 1997 – May 1999
51st Highland Regiment (TA).                  
Queens Barracks, Dunkeld Road, Perth

I was a key member of the recruitment strategy and training team for the newly formed 51st Highland Regiment (Territorial Army).  Prior to this I was a detachment and platoon commander in the Milan (anti-tank) platoon, responsible for the training and management of the soldiers under my command, and was also undertaking officer training.


•      In-depth knowledge and understanding of APM and Prince 2 project management methodologies and practices.
•      In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Project 2000, Office 2000 and Visio.  
•      HTML programming skills.  
•      Understanding of implementation of ASP, JAVA, Java script, DHTML, Flash and MAC design limitations.
•      Knowledge of NT server and Unix development environments.


Association of Project Management (APM) Accreditation                         November 2001  
University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

•      A 5-day intensive course that follows the Syllabus published by the Association for Project Management for the APMP (Association of Project Management Professional) Examination.
•      I passed the exam in November 2001.

MSc. Business Management.      Including
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management                              1997 – 1998
Napier University, Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1DJ

•      Thesis title: “Can an English bank successfully enter the Scottish Corporate Banking arena”.  Evaluation of Nat West Banks Corporate and Marketing strategy.
•      Specialist areas covered on the course were business strategy, marketing and human resource management.

BA in Geography.                                                      1993 – 1996
University of Strathclyde, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1XQ.

Personal Information

Date of Birth:            12 March 1975.                        
Nationality:            British.
Marital Status:             Married.                              

Full clean UK Driver’s Licence held.

(formatting is a bit screwed up, but you get the idea!! ;D)

ps - all job offers greatfully received!!

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