How to Structure Your International Curriculum Vitae and Profile

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This curriculum vitae example is for an international position and includes a profile and a list of relevant skills.


Full name: PIRES, FRANCISCO Manuel Prego de Ochôa e Azevedo
Nationality: Portuguese (born in Lourenzo Marques, Mozambique)
DOB: 17:12:62
Marital status: Married
Address: Rua Augusto Gil, 41 4460-211 Senhora da Hora, Porto, Portugal
Mobile: (+355) 932 687 548 / (+355) 964 644 718 
Fax: (+355) 220 125 439


My career has led me to specialize increasingly in the management of complex multicultural projects and their staffs at the international level. I have extensive experience in strategic planning and operating within the tight financial disciplines imposed by ambitious budgets which I have helped to plan. My experience also includes methodical administration to deadlines and the application of modern leadership methods. I am expert at staff motivation, decision-making, and target-setting and possess clarity in communication, and work well in one-on-one situations.

My cosmopolitan background and analytical interests in other cultures (together with a command of several European languages) allow me to handle negotiations that require the reconciliation of different national approaches. 

Skills Base

  • Familiarity with both the artistic and the commercial worlds, the culture of various governments, and European regulations
  • Tested management techniques in both continental and British contexts
  • Proven leadership and human management skills
  • Budget design and monitoring
  • Time-efficient, systematic working methodology
  • Rapid adaptability to new problem-solving and new locations
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, and Italian
  • IT: Word, Excel, Windows
  • Clean driving license


Head of Public and Building Services at The Casa da Música Concert-Hall (Porto) 
September 20XX - Present

  • Coordination and management of the Front-of-House staff and services
  • Coordination and management of the information desk and call center team
  • Coordination and management of the guided building tours team
  • Coordination and management of the commercial department, which is responsible for the commercial exploitation of The Casa da Música s facilities for private functions
  • Coordination and management of the contracts and activities of the outsourcing companies responsible for catering and parking
  • Coordination and management of the Maintenance team
  • Coordination and management of the outsourcing companies handling Security and Cleaning

Production and Operational Director of the Casa da Música Concert-Hall (Porto) 
April 20XX - August 20XX

  • Coordination of the Production team (i.e., stage, light, and sound technicians) and the production of Casa da Música events including Pop, Rock, Jazz, World Music, Classical, and Contemporary Music performances. Also had oversight of all educational workshops, exhibitions and multimedia installations, conferences, and receptions
  • Coordination of the Maintenance team
  • Coordination of the outsourcing companies handling Catering, Security, and Cleaning.

Production Director and General Coordinator of the Casa da Música Concert-Hall Project
20XX – 20XX

  • Oversight and execution of all building specifications and the launch of the architectural program
  • Supervision of the project’s development, working closely with the architect’s office
  • Planning and definition of the conditions for concession spaces in the building
  • Planning and definition of the profiles for the Production and Technical areas, including team responsible for the provision of lighting, sound, video, scenography, and acoustics
  • Production planning of, and budgeting for, the season’s performances in close association with the Head of Artistic Planning

    Concerts Manager for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra
    19XX – 19XX

    • Coordination of 100 orchestral players
    • Clockwork organization of all concerts, numerous tours in the U.K. and overseas, and recording sessions
    • Arrangements for visiting conductors and soloists

    General Manager/Orchestra Manager of Orquestra Nacional do Porto
    19XX – 19XX

    • Programming all orchestral activities including rehearsals, concerts, tours, and recording sessions
    • Detailed budget forecasting for each season in conjunction with the Board of Directors
    • Supporting the Artistic and Musical Director regarding the programming of the concert season including booking conductors, soloists, and extra players
    • Dealing with 50 musicians representing 33 different nationalities from five continents

    Founder and Partner of ESTREIA
    19XX – 19XX

    • Organization and production of artistic events including chamber music concerts, dancing, and singing performances
    • Contracting artists including musicians, dancers, actors, and performers
    • Technical adviser to Coliseu do Porto

    Export Department of Tudor Group
    19XX - 19XX

    • Fostering commercial relations with the Peoples Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, United Kingdom, France, Zaire, Ivory Coast, and Spain


    Lusíada University of Lisbon 
    Graduate in History, with Honors

    Gregorian Institute of Lisbon 
    General Music Studies including a singing course


    • History, music, sociology, psychology
    • Working out and swimming

    Additional Information

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