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How to write a CV Examples

July 27 2017, 22:19pm

Posted by Craig Ross

This article represents a fast way to write your CV . You don't want to spend hours and hours coming up with the perfect CV. Instead, you should simply cheat by copying at a CV template that already works. Copy its structure. You will have a full CV by doing half the work.

Here's a sample CV. It will serve you as a model.


John Guy



street David James, no. 12

Chicago US


I'm working day and night at becoming one of the best in my field. I take pride in my work and my accomplishments. I would like to find a company that has clear objectives and well developed strategies. I like a fast paced environment. I prefer working with people who are self motivated like myself.

Professional Experience

Summer 2005:

I worked at the David's main restaurant in Chicago. I helped change the way the magazine ran. I helped increase its revenues by 20% in less than 2 months. It was my first work experience and it taught me a lot of things. I learned how to work in team, how to serve food and how to talk with the customers.

September 2005 - Now

I'm working for the best Italian restaurant in Chicago: Magnifico. I'm working at helping Magnifico grow with each day. It's a challenge for me and it helps me bring out the best to the table. My position is as a manager and I enjoy my job.


1997- July 2001

English French High School in Chicago

2001- July 2005

Business and Management University In Chicago


Best restaurant manager in Chicago chosen by Chicago Television - June 2003

Sexiest Restaurant Manager - Maxim July 2004

Language Skills:

It's really important if you can speak with your customers in their native tongue. They will be deeply impressed by it. They will come more often as a result.

1. Italian - mother tongue

Writing: advanced

Reading: advanced

Speaking: advanced

1. English - first language

Writing: advanced

Reading: advanced

Speaking: advanced

1. French - second language

Writing: advanced

Reading: advanced

Speaking: advanced

1. Indian - third language

Writing: advanced

Reading: advanced

Speaking: intermediate

Computer skills

I'm comfortable using a computer for: browsing the Internet, checking and responding to email, checking my bank account. I'm proficient at using Microsoft's productivity suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access).

I also own an Iphone. I'm able to use to communicate with customers. I also know how to install useful applications for work.


In my spare time, I like to go kayaking, hiking, playing football, tennis and more. I also enjoy spending time with children and helping them with their homework. I'm a devoted family guy.


Tom Allen

CEO at Magnifico Restaurant, Chicago

Tel: 54789 123578


John Gates

CEO at Domino Restaurant, Chicago

Tel: 02144 256478


The above how to write a CV Example represent a good start to help you write your own CV. Copy its structure. The structure is represented by its sections. The above sections are full name and contact information, profile, professional experience, education, awards, language skills, computer skills, hobbies and referees.

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Review: What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

April 12 2017, 20:18pm

Posted by Craig Ross

This story was actually very interesting. I was intrigued by the idea of a girl who changed names every time she moved towns, and I knew plenty about Sarah Dessen's writing, so I was excited to check it out. I have to say that What Happened to Goodbye didn't really fulfill all of my expectations.

The plot was, for lack of a better word, 'meh'. I mean, the whole story moved at a snail's pace and nothing really happened. If you ask me, it seems to be more of a character study than anything else, and if you read it as a character study, it's brilliant. The characters are well fleshed-out, every single one of them, and we are given backstories and interesting insider views into their lives. It's so hard to find a YA author who gives this much attention to all of their characters, regardless of main or secondary.

Sarah Dessen obviously has a great understanding of human relationships (or more so than the average YA author, as it seems). She writes about thoroughly realistic scenarios--Mclean's way of coping as she moves from town to town and deals with her troubled relationships with her parents seems very realistic. I was also quite pleased with the ending, although I won't ruin it for you here.

I also didn't really see the sparks between Mclean and Dave. For me, it didn't seem to play a huge part in the story. I don't know why, but there just didn't seem to be a lot of romantic moments/romantic tension, and that's what I look for in a fictional relationship.

I am a huge fan of food, so I was really enjoyed all of the kitchen dilemmas, especially the pickle-and-rosemary-bread-roll-arguments. It was really cute and quirky and a great addition to the novel. I also loved Opal, and how she formed a good relationship with Mclean's dad over time.

Overview: There was obviously lots of stuff that I liked about this book, but it was so underwhelming there was virtually no plot, and the book dragged on for a long time. (I almost gave up a few times--it took me more than three days to read this.) Read it as a character study, read it for the kitchen disasters, read it for the writing, but please don't read this for the plot. By all means, give it a try and borrow it from the library, but don't expect anything great--it's the sort of thing you skim through, cast aside, and forget about it in the haze of great YA reads. Three stars. I look forward to reading more of Dessen's books for the writing and characters, but this book didn't make it for me.

It was okay.

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review: matched by Allie Condie

April 12 2017, 20:16pm

Posted by Craig Ross

Basically, this book review is a bit of a book bash. So if you loved Matched and can't bear to see it criticized, step away slowly now. I also want to mention, in light of the recent Goodreads and author fiascos, that none of the content in this bad review is intended to offend or criticize the author as a person. Yes, I get very snarky towards the end, but Ally Condie seems like an awesome person and all I'm ranting about here is her book, not her.

Matched was...boring, unrealistic, and tired. There's really no other way I can describe it. I have to say that I was vain enough to actually pick up this book because of the absolutely gorgeous and minimalistic cover, and I have to say that we should give the cover designer at least 40% of the credit for this book, because without that amazing cover, my friends, I would never have fallen into the trap of reading this.

Now, first of all (since I know I won't be able to stop ranting once I start), I'm going to list all the positive things about Matched. First of all, the romance wasn't bad at all, and that's pretty much expected considering romance is all this book is basically about.

Secondly, Ally Condie's writing style is fantastic. I was pretty much sucked into the novel from the first chapter onwards, and I didn't stop (except to roll my eyes once. Or twice. Or maybe three times) once I started. I now understand what YA authors mean when they talk about Young Adult Fiction being more of a style than a genre; there's a very distinctive flavor that most of these books take on.

And now the bad. Cue dramatic music.

I might mention here that the entire story hinges on Cassia seeing Ky's face on the computer once. Yep, that's right. She sees his face once and then she's all like 'OMG! I never realized Ky was so awesomely handsome! Maybe I should start dating him!' It irritated me so much. She's been seeing Ky her whole life. He's not going to become more handsome just because he appeared on her screen.

Secondly, I don't know whether it was just me or if nobody felt the suspense when Cassia got really upset since she didn't know who the baddie who put Ky on her Matched thumb drive was. I don't know why, but I just don't find the idea of someone putting a picture of a boy on my computer even remotely threatening.

And the pills, oh, the pills. I didn't even get why they were so jazzed up. They might have been scary and threatening and suspenseful with the right type of narration, but The Red Pill was mentioned so often I found myself repeatedly smacking myself on the head. And although Cassia can write poetry (wait, or was that Ky?) and sort things until her screen goes blank (which is apparently meant to be a measure of intelligence), she doesn't seem to understand that if the Red Pill was deadly, the Society wouldn't allow people--or teenagers, for that matter--to carry them around.

Finally, this book is not dystopian. Yes, you guys, I can hear you telling me about the totalitarian government and how that makes Matched dystopian but shush. Arguably, if Matched qualified as dystopian (beautiful air-trains and great environment and libraries and all), then urban fantasies and contemporary novels could probably also be classified as dystopias. If you ask me, this society seemed orderly, relatively peaceful, the people seemed content (EXCEPT FOR GIRLS WHO COULDN'T GET THE BOY THEY WANTED HOW SHOCKING), and it was no more dystopian than our current world. I mean, just look at Africa and global warming and infant mortality rates and HIV and poor access to maternal health care in developing nations. Compared to that, Matched is a virtual Utopia.

Overview: I don't get why this book sold for 7 figures when some really awesome books are selling for nearly 4 figures these days, but I guess there must be something in here that I missed out on. The romance was okay if a little bland, the writing was excellent, but there were enough negatives to make me feel constantly irritated while reading the book. If you want to read a good dystopia, go read The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. Two stars.

Didn't like it much.

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Review: Daphne and the Mysterious Girls Bathroom Society by Robert Shields

April 12 2017, 20:13pm

Posted by Craig Ross

This book was one of the most surprising I've read this year. I went into it not knowing what to expect at all...and ended up with a nice surprise.

This book was the most surprising read I've had this year. I thought the pitch was original and the author was very good at developing his world. It wasn't necessarily the most believable urban fantasy I've come across, but I can (probably) safely say that the idea has never been used before and I applaud Robert Shields for that, particularly since so many plots and ideas and worlds are reused and recycled every day (in this context, the 3R's are bad things).

Unlike many other reviewers, I actually got into the book very quickly. I found it quite entertaining especially the first few chapters, and I liked the pace of the book for the most part. What I love about middle-grade fiction is that they are generally short, light reads.

The world is also very interesting. Although I don't fully get why wizards can't practice magic/physics, I thought the author did quite a good job of developing the idea. I mean, witches doing physics is just cool, admit it.

The characters weren't really fleshed out that well. I get that Daphne doesn't like Vi too much, but there isn't a lot of reason behind this dislike apart from the fact that they just don't like each other, which might be a good enough reason in real life but not quite in fiction. I did, however, like the part where Daphne was able to 'become' Vi and find out more about Vi's burden of responsibilities. There was also no real personality behind any of the characters--as far as I could tell, Daphne didn't really have defining characteristics, and neither did Vi's hoard of friends. And that was a huge flaw.

To be perfectly honest, I wasn't the hugest fan of the writing. There were far too many info-dumps, and some of their conversations were just used to plaster piece after piece of information onto readers until I got bored and started skipping pages. Otherwise, the author's writing style itself was quite enjoyable, but all the info-dumps just really distracted me from fully enjoying the text. While I understand that, to some extent, it is necessary to feed readers a lot of information when you're going to introduce a whole new world, I think many authors should let readers discover for themselves what the world is really like through interactions and snippets of conversation instead of pages of information.

Although I was told that this book was MG bordering on YA, I thought that the story would be most appealing to 10-13 year-olds. However, there were a few vulgar references/slang in the book which would not be appropriate for that age group, so I'm a little torn as to who to recommend this book to.

And although I know that this is completely irrelevant to the content of the book, which is what I'm meant to be commenting on, I think the cover would benefit from a re-designing (e.g. making the cartoon figure's hair neater, attaching the hat to the hair, and making the font more appealing). Despite what we say about not judging books by their covers, humans are very visual and vain creatures, and I think that the cover is a huge visual barrier that might prevent prospective readers from picking up the book.

Overview: This book was quite an interesting read and I loved the concept of physics being witchcraft. However, I think the characters were a little flat and there were so many info-dumps that I really need to take a star off for it. All that aside, the characters were a little flat and I'm having a hard time recommending this story to a particular age group. However, the author should be commended for their highly original idea. Two and a half stars.

Didn't like it much/It was okay

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