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Diplomat CV Template + Tips and Download

author Sobhan Mohmand, Career Expert         date 2 Feb 2021

Tip: Use the Diplomat CV Template below as an example to help you write your own personal and fully-tailored CV.

Philip Newman

18 St John’s Road
GU14 8HD
Mob: 079 6724 8985       Email: [email protected]

Personal profile statement

I am a confident and articulate Diplomat with over eight years’ experience in the public sector. My career in public service started at the Foreign & Commonwealth Service where I became the Operations Manager to lead a team of ten people assigned to process visa applications. I have since been promoted to become a Diplomat based at the British Embassy in Geneva where I am currently promoting UK trade interests across the continent.


  • Graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Business, Management and Public Policy from Aston University
  • Received a letter of recommendation from the current Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs while at current position
  • Successfully lead a team of ten civil servants with outstanding results

Work experience

Jan 2012 – PresentDiplomat       Foreign & Commonwealth Office- Geneva

Main duties performed:

  • Visiting different countries around the world to build friendly relationships with other governments and promoting UK interests
  • Holding talks with representatives from EU member states regarding Brexit and the future of UK-EU relationships
  • Being involved in negotiations and brainstorming sessions regarding increasing UK exports to Switzerland
  • Conducting extensive research on potential business opportunities in Europe
  • Producing reports on the ways in which British industries could be expanded

Sept 2008 – Dec 2011Operations Manager           FCO, London

Main duties performed:

  • Managing a team of 10 civil servants in granting (or rejecting) visa extension and conversion applications
  • Ensuring work is carried out in accordance with strict adherence to governmental directives regarding immigration policy
  • Writing reports highlighting statistics on the number of successful and unsuccessful visa applications and job market destinations for non-UK nationals
  • Trained new staff on the use of specialised software currently being used


2003 – 2007BSc Business, Management & Public PolicyAston UniversityGrade achieved: 1:1

Relevant Modules:

  • Social Problems and Public Policy A & B
  • People & Organisations
  • Business Policy
  • Modern British Governance

2001 – 2003
Results: English: A Maths: B Economics: B
A LevelsQueen’s College


  • Level 3 Certificate in Communication: Speaking in Public – LAMDA
  • Attended a 4-day “Presenting Skills” workshop conducted by Body Talk (2008)


  • Presentation Skills: Adept at presenting extensive as well as intensive data to various kinds of people from all backgrounds and nationalities.
  • Time management skills: Skilled at juggling a multitude of tasks and completing them before their deadlines.
  • Report writing skills: Confident in producing accurate and timely reports written with my audience in mind (who could be foreign nationals)
  • IT skills: Formally accredited in using the entire Microsoft Office suite and having excellent working knowledge of specialised software used to process passports and visa applications.

Hobbies and interests

In my free time, I enjoy watching the news and documentaries in order to keep myself informed about current affairs and the latest developments on the international market. I also enjoy travelling, reading the Economist and socialising with my family and friends.


Mrs Anna Wilders
Senior Civil Servant, FCO (Geneva)
Address: 9 Green Rd, Kent, KE8 2YQ
Tel: 0744 6579 4590
Email: [email protected]
Mr Ryan Peterson
Manager, FCO (London)
Address: 17 Wild St, Enfield, E19 3QP
Tel: 0793 5682 0893
Email: [email protected]

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  • Travelling: It is very likely that your job as a Diplomat will involve a lot of travelling from one city or country to another in order to attend events or meeting with foreign government officials. Your CV and your Cover Letter are good places to indicate your willingness to travel, meet new people and your flexibility to work across multiple locations both nationally and internationally.

Good Luck!

Written by Sobhan Mohmand
Sobhan is a qualified Careers Advisor and Professional CV Writer with over 10 years of experience in helping job seekers get a job. He is a Member of the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and is listed on the official UK Register of Career Development Professionals. He holds a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (QCF).


    £25.000 – £45.000
    Degree or Work Experience
    37+ hours per week


  • Communication Skills
    Ability to communicate ideas and concepts clearly and effectively to a variety of different people from all backgrounds
  • Diplomacy
    Using appropriate techniques to move others to action or to gain agreements
  • Interpersonal Skills
    Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with others and build new relationships
  • Leadership
    Leadership skills to promote policies or implementing change
  • Writing Skills
    Excellent writing skills to write clear and concise reports for government workers
  • Vision
    Having a strong foresight for the direction in which things are going

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