A data entry clerk may sound like quite an easy job, but you will still need to show that you are capable of doing it. You will need to have computer skills and so highlight any courses that you have done which will show that you have these. Also mention any jobs that you have done where you have used a computer. You will also need to be fast. If you have a good typing speed then it can be worth quoting how many words a minute you can do. You will also need to be accurate as well and so if you can refer to that, it would help. It is very likely that you will be working in a team and so any previous team work and references to working well as part of a team would be good. You will also be working under a manager and so stating you respond well to instruction could be useful as well. Previous work experience is not normally necessary as this tends to be an entry level job, but it will be useful to mention any that you have as it will show what you are capable of.
CV Example: Data Entry Officer
I am an organised and efficient data entry officer with a very fast typing speed and incredible research ability. I am able to source data from many different media’s and handle it as required. I enjoy repetition and pattern in work so I am very efficient at this role.
Sensible and practical.
Approachable and Friendly.
300 Words Per Minute.
Speed Typist level 3
January 2010 – Present
Data Entry Officer, Super Spreadsheets, London
Working for this large marketing company it was my duty to ensure that details of the customers that my client was interested in calling were entered onto spreadsheets. I would find contact details for suitable persons by data mining from online forums and internet web pages and then entering the contact details of the persons onto a spreadsheet.
January 2008- January 2010
Data Entry Officer, Excellent Referrals Ltd, London.
Working in this large data processing centre my main duty was to tie up the records of new customers to the records of old customers that had recommended them in order that those customers could be rewarded. I would take the data from mailed in coupons and enter them onto a central database.
January 2007 – January 2008
Data Entry Officer, Police, London
Working for the police in a civil role as a data entry officer it was my duty to enter details of members of the public that had offered their help on a voluntary basis, or that had requested to be placed on a mailing list. These names would usually be generated by email or telephone calls from the interested party. I would then enter these onto a excel spreadsheet and they would be sent to the communications department. I would on occasion have to type the results of a meeting or referendum and enter those onto systems too.
GCSE 10xA Grades including English, Maths and Science.
Londonberry Comprehensive School
References are available on request, or in writing to the above previous employers.