Private Investigator CV Template

Private investigators may work in firms doing private investigation work or may work as freelance private investigators that can be personally hired by individuals or groups for different purposes.  Private investigators carry out confidential investigations and perform checks on individuals based on the needs and instructions of individuals, companies, attorneys or other persons involved in legal work.  They may be tasked to look for lost relatives, missing persons, or investigate legal actions such as insurance claims and inheritance claims.  Private investigators have to employ various methods of surveillance to search for important facts and information relevant to the job description.  They do background checks, interviews, and talk to relevant people.

Sample Private Investigator CV Template


Bill Warner

Oak Close, Birmingham

West Midlands, B19 9AW

Phone:  012-776-1111



Hard-working and skilled worker is looking for employment as a private investigator where I can utilize my skills in searching for the truth and looking for individuals.


Summary of Qualification

  • Two years of work experience as a private investigator.
  • Possess a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Knowledgeable of investigation methods and techniques.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Excellent skill in gathering data and research work.
  • Capable of working well under pressure.
  • Highly capable of working extended hours and odd hours.

Career Experience/Job History

2008 – Present:  Private Investigator

  • Do pre-employment validation and background checks for companies.
  • Hired by private individuals to look for missing persons and lost relatives.
  • Assist in investigating fraud and insurance claims for the police.


2003 – 2007:  Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Birmingham College


Professional reference will be furnished upon request.