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So you want to build the perfect CV? Don't worry; it is not as difficult as you might think. Unlike many of the tutorials, we are not going to give general tips and guidelines. We will walk you through the creation of one sample CV from scratch to completion. By the end of this tutorial, you will have in your hands a complete "fill in the blanks" CV, where the only things you need to add are personal info and some industry specific jargon. Keep in mind that there is more than one way to write a CV, but in this tutorial we attempt to create a universal CV that applies to the majority of applicants. So let's start.

Page 1 is the most important page of the CV. 85% of all CVs end up in the trash bin due to non-compelling or unclear first page. Think of the first page as the first impression when seeing somebody new. That first feeling lasts longer than any other feeling and has a major role in the acceptance process. We need to plan a strong, clear and attractive first page to make sure whoever reads it continues to Page 2. So what are we going to put in Page 1?

Your Name Comes First

We will start our perfect CV with your name in big font in the middle of the page: a very simple way to introduce yourself. The person reading the CV needs to know who is he/she reading about. It is the same as meeting people in real life. If you go to a party and you want to introduce yourself to someone you start with your name followed by your profession: "James Bond, Secret Service Agent". The same works on your CV.
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John Smith
Some people start their CV with phrases like "curriculum vitae" or "John Smith Resume". We all know it's a CV; why put in bold face and big font? By doing this you are wasting valuable space of your CV which we desperately need to showcase more important stuff. Don't do the following:
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Curriculum Vitae

Job Title

After the name comes the job title. The job title is what you do and what you want to be. The reader needs to immediately figure out what type of position you are interested in from the first 2 seconds of looking into your CV. This is the most common mistake applicants do. Countless eligible candidate CVs where thrown in the garbage bin because the HR department or recruitment personal couldn't figure out the applicant's profession. Of course, reading through the whole CV will get them there but keep in mind that HR people have stacks of hundreds of CVs piled in front of them and they can only spare a few seconds to determine whether a certain CV fits to the vacant position. If they can't relate your CV to the advertised position in 3 seconds, chances are you won't be considered even if you are the best person for the job. Sad we know but it's true.

There are two possibilities here. If you are targeting the same job as your previous one, then just put that in the job title field. If you are considering career advancement and you are targeting a higher position than the previous one, then you need to mention both your current and targeted position. We will see this in a moment but first let's see how the first option looks like.
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John Smith
Programmer
From the first two lines the reader already knows your name and that you are a programmer. No guessing and no wondering what the CV is about. Clarity is essential. If you have been a programmer for 10 years now and you are more interested in a senior position (Software Engineer for example), you should clearly mention that in the job title. Don't just put the phrase "Software Engineer" otherwise you could be misleading the reader to think that you are already a "Software Engineer" and have done this for some time now, which is not true. Instead, write this: "Programmer/Software Engineer". Now it's clear: you are a programmer but you are targeting a higher position. Let's see how it looks now.
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John Smith
Programmer/Software Engineer

No Career Objective

We recommend against the use of "Career Objective" unless your objective is not obvious; for example if you are looking for a part time job or summer training. If your objective is to land a normal full time job, the "Career Objective" paragraph will not be necessary. The reason is that your job title (which you just wrote above) tells the whole story. 99% of all career objectives we've seen contain useless and pointless cliché phrases that add no value what so ever. Consider the below career objectives. They are taken from real CVs.
Seeking a career that allows me to effectively apply my skills and provides me at the same time with learning improvement and future growth.
Looking forward to varied and challenging assignments in a competitive and dynamic work environment, where I can learn and grow and at the same time, contribute to the company objectives.
To pursue my career in a company that utilizes my initiative, organizational and public relation skills. To work as part of a team, to assume responsibilities and implement ideas and to use my abilities to contribute to the development and growth of the organization.
Seeking challenging career with a professional organization that will support and encourage my pursuit to gain domain expertise and in-depth knowledge about my field of work, enabling me to provide services of the highest quality to the organization and to improve my career positively.
To join a dynamic organization that offers an environment for professional growth and a challenging career wherein my qualifications and capabilities can be utilized and advanced.
Did you read those paragraphs? What value do they offer? What something new and interesting do they tell the reader? You want to work in a reputed and professional company? We all do! You want career growth? We all do! You want to utilize your education and experience? Seriously! Why am I hiring you then?

You get the point. Your career objective is nothing more than the vacancy you wish to fill. We have already established that in the previous step when we wrote the job title in bold big font. So no career objective. Period.

Career Summary

The "Career Summary" is a small paragraph that summarizes your education and experience and highlights an important achievement in your career in no more than three to four lines. The purpose of the career summary is to give the reader a snap shot of your entire CV in one paragraph. To give you an idea of what that really means consider the below example for our dear programmer friend.
I hold a degree in Computer Science from the University of Harvard (2005). I have total experience of seven years working as a programmer for many companies including Apple, Orange and Watermelon. I am also a certified international programmer from the International Programming Institute.
This is a typical "Career Summary". Notice that in three lines, the reader gets an almost complete idea of the applicant's history. He knows when he graduated, his major, how many years of experience he has, his career level (junior, intermediate or expert), important companies he worked for, his previous job title and what kind of certifications he has. All in three lines! The reader knows that the rest of the CV details these facts but he has good idea of what to expect. Let's look at two more examples.
I am a certified International Programmer with more than 7 years of experience working as a programmer in a number of multinational companies. I hold a degree in Computer Science from the University of Harvard (2004).
I have more than 7 years of experience working as a programmer at different levels. I graduated in 2004 and hold a BS degree in Computer Science. I have extensive exposure to all aspects of programming and I can easily step into a more advanced role.
Ok, so now that you know what to put in the career summary section, let's have a look of how it all looks together up till now.
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John Smith
Programmer/Software Engineer
Career Summary
I am a certified International Programmer with more than 7 years of experience working as a programmer in a number of multinational companies. I hold a degree in Computer Science from the University of Harvard (2004).

Qualifications

Qualifications are reasons to hire you. Think of your strong points. It comes immediately after the career summary. You need to give the reader unquestionable reasons of why you are best person for the job. Our dear programmer friend can use these qualifications for example. Get Inspired.
Qualifications:

1) Experience: More than seven years of programming experience

2) Higher Education: Masters degree in Computer Science

3) Certifications: Microsoft Certified Developer

4) Past Achievements: Delivered more than 20 successful software projects

5) Improvements you can bring: Reduce project time through the use of IDE

6) Professional Qualities: Hard working, fast, team player, multi-tasked and dependable

7) Industry Specific Exposure: Proficient in four programming languages

8) Deep knowledge: Deep understanding of conceptual programming designs
All of the above are very good reasons to hire you. Think of what applies to you and fill. Don't just list professional qualities. Professional qualities like hard working, fast, team player, dependable etc… are self proclaimed, which means that they are not facts; rather it's what you think of yourself. What you think of yourself does not mean a lot in the corporate world. So never do something like this:
Qualifications:

1) Hardworking

2) Fast

3) Team player

4) Dependable

5) Multi-Tasked
Now let's how does our CV looks until now:
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John Smith
Programmer/Software Engineer
Career Summary
I am a certified International Programmer with more than 7 years of experience working as a programmer in a number of multinational companies. I hold a degree in Computer Science from the University of Harvard (2004).
Qualifications
» More than seven years of programming experience
» Masters degree in Computer Science
» Microsoft Certified Developer
» Delivered more than 20 successful software projects
» Reduce project time through the use of IDE
» Hard working, fast, team player, multi-tasked and dependable
» Proficient in four programming languages
» Deep understanding of conceptual programming designs

Competencies

A competency is a skill that you need to know or have in order to fulfill your job. Some competencies are essential while others are optional. Competencies are different from qualifications. Qualifications are reasons to hire you while competencies are the skills you have. To explain more what competencies mean; consider these examples:
Cashier:
» Use of barcode scanners
» Understanding bar codes
» Use Credit Card machines
etc…

Car Mechanic:
» Change of oil and brakes
» Troubleshoot oil leakage
» Fix car electrical issues
etc…

Nurse:
» Use of injections
» Blood taking
etc…
As you can see, competencies are skills needed to do the job (some are optional). They vary from job to job. HR staff usually have lists of competencies for every job title. The question is: if interviewers have a good idea of what competencies each candidate must have, then why list them in the CV? Good question. Reasons to list Competencies:

1) Reinforce your skills and knowledge in the mind of the reader.
2) Remove any doubt or ambiguity of what you are capable of.
3) A place to mention optional or desirable skills that will improve your chances.
4) Saves you and interviewer time later in the interview.


To make full use of the competencies section, we are not going to list obvious or trivial skills. You need to mention important competencies that can set you apart from others and improve your chances. For example, it's trivial for any cashier to be "able to count money". Don't use that as a competency, it is very obvious. But "Understanding bar code notation" is really something desirable and brings attention. Back to our programmer friend:
Competencies:
» Testing and Debugging old code
» Project Documentation
» Technical writing
» Code reuse
» Component Integration
Never mind the technical words mentioned above. It is normal for competencies to contain domain specific phrases because competencies are domain dependent: they change according to the job title. The important thing to remember here: don't use obvious skills, choose only the important ones.
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John Smith
Programmer/Software Engineer
Career Summary
I am a certified International Programmer with more than 7 years of experience working as a programmer in a number of multinational companies. I hold a degree in Computer Science from the University of Harvard (2004).
Qualifications
» More than seven years of programming experience
» Masters degree in Computer Science
» Microsoft Certified Developer
» Delivered more than 20 successful software projects
» Reduce project time through the use of IDE
» Hard working, fast, team player, multi-tasked and dependable
» Proficient in four programming languages
» Deep understanding of conceptual programming designs
Competencies
» Testing and Debugging old code
» Project Documentation
» Technical writing
» Code reuse
» Component Integration

Achievements

Next comes achievements. Here you need to think of all the important accomplishments you made in your career up till now. We know it can be very difficult for some to make achievements in the capacity of their jobs, but still spend some time to think of at least one thing. For example, a nurse is unlikely to be in a position to make major accomplishments in the hospital. If you can come up with something then great, otherwise skip this section.

To help you compile an achievements list, we categorized achievements by their type. Listed below are various types of achievements. See if you can find one or more fitting to you.

1) Save Money: did you save any of your previous employers money in one way or another?

2) Cost Reduction: did you manage to reduce the operational or production costs in a past role?

3) Increase Revenue: did you manage to increase the revenue for your employers in a way or another?

4) Increase in Sales: did you have a major role in increasing sales?

5) Time Reduction: did you have any suggestions or plans to reduce production or operational time? Did you make things go faster?

6) Productivity Increase: did you implement a plan to increase productivity?

7) Work Place Improvements: did you improve the processes or the way the business runs?

8) Quality Improvement: did you improve the quality of the products or services?

9) Customer Satisfaction: did you increase customer satisfaction?

10) Fast Handover: did you deliver any project ahead of time?

11) Local Improvements: did you improve any aspect in the scope of your own job?

12) Initiatives: did you take any initiatives? Did you successfully handle tasks outside the scope of your job description?

13) General Improvements: is there anything else that you made that had a positive impact on the company?

14) Major Projects: in addition to the above, any major project you implemented or participated in can be listed as an achievement.

Back to our programmer friend. Even though a programmer is at the bottom of the software development pyramid, you will be amazed of how many achievements he was able to list. Remember, you don't have to do things affecting everyone in the company to be counted as an achievement. An achievement can be something affecting only your job. I bet I can list at least one achievement for any job role in the world! Try your best to come up with something. It helps a lot. Our programmer friend managed to list one example for every point mentioned above. Pretty amazing for a low profile job!!
Achievements:

1) Saved my employers money by advising cloud hosting instead of in-house.

2) Reduced production costs by moving to open source development instead of paid licensing.

3) Increased revenue by developing optional software features and selling them separately.

4) Indirectly increased sales by adding more free features to one of our software.

5) Reduced development time by the reuse of previously written code.

6) Increased production by the use of code generation tools.

7) Improved team communication through the use of software collaboration tools.

8) Improved the quality of software through the use of automated testing tools, thus reducing bugs in our software.

9) Achieved better customer satisfaction through improved help features.

10) Delivered all software projects before agreed delivery date.

11) Introduced code benchmark to measure development efficiency

12) Suggested the use of Project Planner which resulted in more accurate estimation costs.

13) Participated in deploying the "Advanced Bank System" in all banks in the country.

Weaknesses

Weaknesses?? Are you serious? You might think that this is a totally stupid and bad idea but read on. Do you really want to be different? Do you want to stand unique? Trust us, this will be the most impressive part of the entire CV and our favorite too.

We are not really going to list actual weaknesses but dream qualities portrayed as weaknesses. An example will illustrate this better. Consider the word "Perfectionist". A perfectionist is a person who strives to make things as good as possible. This is a dream quality that every employer would love to see in their staff. How is this weakness? We will write the following:
Perfectionist: I strive for perfection in everything I do which may sometimes lead to delay in submitting the end result. I'm learning to control this enthusiasm by defining levels of what is acceptable, what is good and what is perfect ahead of time.
How wonderful! You have just stated a dream quality but disguised it as a weakness. Subconsciously, your employers just love that. You have also explained to the reader that you are working on resolving the weakness [dream quality] and not just ignoring it.

Now what does that tell about you?

First, you practice self criticism, which means you are much capable of self development.

Second, you are able to see things from an objective point of view which makes you a professional.

Third, you are open to criticism from others since you successfully exercised self criticism.

Fourth, you are honest and not afraid to state the facts even if they are not in your favor.

All this and it is not even a weakness!! Marvelous.

Let's give a second example:
Strict: I tend to be overly strict with my subordinates to insure job is done on time and according to the standards. I am learning to control my desire to push my staff to the limit by motivation rather than supervision.
Another dream quality and another resolution!! You are strict, put the company's interest first, want the best results and in record time. You call that a weakness? How genius! Not only that, you plan to do so in the future but through motivation. Congratulations, you are hired.
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John Smith
Programmer/Software Engineer
Career Summary
I am a certified International Programmer with more than 7 years of experience working as an programmer in a number of multinational companies. I hold a degree in Computer Science from the University of Harvard (2004).
Qualifications
» More than seven years of programming experience
» Masters degree in Computer Science
» Microsoft Certified Developer
» Delivered more than 20 successful software projects
» Reduce project time through the use of IDE
» Hard working, fast, team player, multi-tasked and dependable
» Proficient in four programming languages
» Deep understanding of conceptual programming designs
Competencies
» Testing and Debugging old code
» Project Documentation
» Technical writing
» Code reuse
» Component Integration
Achievements
» Saved my employers money by advising cloud hosting instead of in-house.
» Reduced production costs by moving to open source development instead of paid licensing.
» Increased revenue by developing optional software features and selling them separately.
» Indirectly increased sales by adding more free features to one of our software.
» Reduced development time by the reuse of previously written code.
» Increased production by the use of code generation tools.
» Improved team communication through the use of software collaboration tools.
» Improved the quality of software through the use of automated testing tools, thus reducing bugs in our software.
» Achieved better customer satisfaction through improved help features.
» Delivered all software projects before agreed delivery date.
» Introduced code benchmark to measure development efficiency
» Suggested the use of Project Planner which resulted in more accurate estimation costs.
» Participated in deploying the "Advanced Bank System" in all banks in the country.
Weaknesses
Perfectionist: I strive for perfection in everything I do which may sometimes lead to delay in submitting the end result. I'm learning to control this enthusiasm by defining levels of what is acceptable, what is good and what is perfect ahead of time.

Strict: I tend to be overly strict with my subordinates to insure job is done on time and according to the standards. I am learning to control my desire to push my staff to the limit by motivation rather than supervision.
Now look at that first page!! Very impressive. I would shortlist anybody coming to me with this first page CV. I don't even need to look after the first page.

Education

Education and experience can be interchanged. If your education is more impressive than your professional history put it first, otherwise you may want to mention your previous jobs first. We recommend that you put the education first no matter what your situation is. The reasoning is that education section is much shorter than experience. The reader may need to know what your highest degree is before delving into your professional history. Address the reader's concern first.

Needless to say, education has to be listed from newest to oldest because usually your latest degree is the highest. The only rare exception is that if you have a second degree and the new degree is lower than the old. For example, if you hold a master's degree in computer science but recently attained a bachelor's degree in economics then place the masters first otherwise the reader might not notice your master's degree.
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Education
» Master's degree in Computer Science, University of Harvard [2003-2005]
» Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, University of Harvard [1999-2003]
» International Baccalaureate, New York High School [1998]

Honors and Awards

If you have honors or awards from any university, school or organization mention it here. This section is optional. If you don't have any honors just skip it. Honors come usually from educational institutes but can also be awarded from other organizations or companies.
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Honors and Awards
» Honor degree from the University of New York [2003]
» Developer of the year award from Microsoft [2010]
» Three times employee of the month at New York Hospital

Certifications

Every industry in the world has some sort of certifications specific to it. If you have any certificates, mention them here from newest to oldest.
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Certifications
» Microsoft Certified Developer, Microsoft [2010]
» Google Certified Web Programmer, Google [2007]
» Certified Computer Programmer, IBM [2004]

Trainings and Courses

Trainings, courses and conferences go here. Feel free to control the order but it is recommended to put the most significant ones at the top.
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Trainings and Courses
» Secure development course from the Secure Group, 2006. [New York]
» Integration techniques training from SoftDevelop, 2005. [New York]
» Attended the third international programming conference, 2009. [New York]

Experience

Previous jobs must be listed from newest to oldest always. For every job, there is an optional achievements section. These are the achievements you made at that particular job. You remember that we placed one achievements section previously. Well here is another chance for you to list even more accomplishments. Don't copy and paste what wrote up there. The achievements that you are going to place here are smaller than the ones at the top. The ones you previously listed are career achievements. Now we are going to list smaller achievements for only the job in hand. If you have nothing additional to add to the previously mentioned achievements, feel free to write the information above in a slightly more detailed fashion. Don't copy and paste what you wrote up there. Achievements are optional but recommended.
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Experience
[2008 – Now] Senior Software Developer, Information Systems Department
Microsoft (Software Development Company), NewYork
www.microsoft.com

Achievements
      » Taken part in the development of the new Windows 8 system
      » Became a windows certified developer

Duties and Responsibilities
      » Writing code for various projects using VB.NET and SQL Server
      » Writing documentation for developed modules
      » Test and debug problems in software and programs
      » Integrate developed and third party modules into existing solutions
      » Optimize previously written code
      » Responsible for team of three junior developers


[2003 – 2008] Software Developer, Information Systems Department
New York City Hospital (Healthcare Industry), New York
www.newyorkhospital.com

Achievements
      » Developed a sound recognition software that translates doctor's voice notes into written text
      » Developed a "Patient Electronic Records" system

Duties and Responsibilities       » Writing code for various projects using VB.NET and SQL Server
      » Writing documentation for developed modules
      » Test and debug problems in software and programs
      » Integrate developed and third party modules into existing solutions
      » Optimize previously written code
Now let's take a look at Page 2 completed:
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Education
» Master's degree in Computer Science, University of Harvard [2003-2005]
» Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, University of Harvard [1999-2003]
» International Baccalaureate, New York High School [1998]
Honors and Awards
» Honor degree from the University of New York [2003]
» Developer of the year award from Microsoft [2010]
» Three times employee of the month at New York Hospital
Certifications
» Microsoft Certified Developer, Microsoft [2010]
» Google Certified Web Programmer, Google [2007]
» Certified Computer Programmer, IBM [2004]
Trainings and Courses
» Secure development course from the Secure Group, 2006. [New York]
» Integration techniques training from SoftDevelop, 2005. [New York]
» Attended the third international programming conference, 2009. [New York]
Experience
[2008 – Now] Senior Software Developer, Information Systems Department
Microsoft (Software Development Company), NewYork
www.microsoft.com

Achievements
      » Taken part in the development of the new Windows 8 system
      » Became a windows certified developer

Duties and Responsibilities
      » Writing code for various projects using VB.NET and SQL Server
      » Writing documentation for developed modules
      » Test and debug problems in software and programs
      » Integrate developed and third party modules into existing solutions
      » Optimize previously written code
      » Responsible for team of three junior developers


[2003 – 2008] Software Developer, Information Systems Department
New York City Hospital (Healthcare Industry), New York
www.newyorkhospital.com

Achievements
      » Developed a sound recognition software that translates doctor's voice notes into written text
      » Developed a "Patient Electronic Records" system

Duties and Responsibilities       » Writing code for various projects using VB.NET and SQL Server
      » Writing documentation for developed modules
      » Test and debug problems in software and programs
      » Integrate developed and third party modules into existing solutions
      » Optimize previously written code

Skills

In the skills section you list what job related skills you have. This is the place to list technical and domain related phrases. In this section, feel free to be as detailed as needed.

You may be wondering what's the difference is between skills and competencies (which we wrote earlier). In skills, you enumerate detailed information of software, systems, machines etc… and other things you can work on. In competencies, you only mentioned high level qualities that make you eligible for the job. If the reader wants to know whether you can perform a specific skill, he should be able to find it here.

Compare the points we listed in competencies and the below.
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Skills
» Developing software using VB.NET and C++
» Developing applications using SQL SERVER
» Web development using Apache and IIS
As you can see, in the skills section you list tools and technologies while in the competencies section you list more general qualities.

Environments and Tools

Almost every job on the planet requires the use of some tools to get the job done. Here you list the different environments and tools you are familiar with.
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Environments and Tools
» C++
» Visual Studio
» SQL Server
» SQL Server
» Apache Server
» PHP

Computer Skills

Unless you are applying for a technology job, it is good to list what computer skills you have.
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Computer Skills
» Microsoft Word
» Microsoft Excel
» Adobe Photoshop
» Solitaire :)

Memberships

If you are a member in any organization or community, list it here. Put the most important ones at the top.
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Memberships
» Member of the international programmers association since 2002
» Member of the secure development group since 2005

Languages

List the languages you are proficient at with respect to speaking, reading and writing.
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Languages
English
      Speaking: Excellent
      Reading: Excellent
      Writing: Excellent

French
      Speaking: Good
      Reading: Good
      Writing: Good

Personal and Contact Information

Not much to explain here. Use your date of birth not age because age changes all the time and you need to always remember to update it. Don't put your passport number or anything like that. The below fields should be more than enough.
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Personal and Contact Information
Name: John Smith
Nationality: American
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 1 January 1980
Marital Status: Single
Address: New York
Email: johnsmith@whatever.com
Phone: +123456
Mobile: +1234567

References

Fairly straightforward: people whom you think will recommend you. Mention five things: name, description including position, company or organization working for, email and contact number.
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References
» Bill Gates, CEO [Microsoft Inc]
   billgates@microsoft.com, +123456789

» Steve Jobs, CEO [Apple]
   stevejobs@apple.com, +123456789

Complete CV

John Smith
Programmer/Software Engineer
Career Summary
I am a certified International Programmer with more than 7 years of experience working as an programmer in a number of multinational companies. I hold a degree in Computer Science from the University of Harvard (2004).
Qualifications
» More than seven years of programming experience
» Masters degree in Computer Science
» Microsoft Certified Developer
» Delivered more than 20 successful software projects
» Reduce project time through the use of IDE
» Hard working, fast, team player, multi-tasked and dependable
» Proficient in four programming languages
» Deep understanding of conceptual programming designs
Competencies
» Testing and Debugging old code
» Project Documentation
» Technical writing
» Code reuse
» Component Integration
Achievements
» Saved my employers money by advising cloud hosting instead of in-house.
» Reduced production costs by moving to open source development instead of paid licensing.
» Increased revenue by developing optional software features and selling them separately.
» Indirectly increased sales by adding more free features to one of our software.
» Reduced development time by the reuse of previously written code.
» Increased production by the use of code generation tools.
» Improved team communication through the use of software collaboration tools.
» Improved the quality of software through the use of automated testing tools, thus reducing bugs in our software.
» Achieved better customer satisfaction through improved help features.
» Delivered all software projects before agreed delivery date.
» Introduced code benchmark to measure development efficiency
» Suggested the use of Project Planner which resulted in more accurate estimation costs.
» Participated in deploying the "Advanced Bank System" in all banks in the country.
Weaknesses
Perfectionist: I strive for perfection in everything I do which may sometimes lead to delay in submitting the end result. I'm learning to control this enthusiasm by defining levels of what is acceptable, what is good and what is perfect ahead of time.

Strict: I tend to be overly strict with my subordinates to insure job is done on time and according to the standards. I am learning to control my desire to push my staff to the limit by motivation rather than supervision.
Education
» Master's degree in Computer Science, University of Harvard [2003-2005]
» Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, University of Harvard [1999-2003]
» International Baccalaureate, New York High School [1998]
Honors and Awards
» Honor degree from the University of New York [2003]
» Developer of the year award from Microsoft [2010]
» Three times employee of the month at New York Hospital
Certifications
» Microsoft Certified Developer, Microsoft [2010]
» Google Certified Web Programmer, Google [2007]
» Certified Computer Programmer, IBM [2004]
Trainings and Courses
» Secure development course from the Secure Group, 2006. [New York]
» Integration techniques training from SoftDevelop, 2005. [New York]
» Attended the third international programming conference, 2009. [New York]
Experience
[2008 – Now] Senior Software Developer, Information Systems Department
Microsoft (Software Development Company), NewYork
www.microsoft.com

Achievements
      » Taken part in the development of the new Windows 8 system
      » Became a windows certified developer

Duties and Responsibilities
      » Writing code for various projects using VB.NET and SQL Server
      » Writing documentation for developed modules
      » Test and debug problems in software and programs
      » Integrate developed and third party modules into existing solutions
      » Optimize previously written code
      » Responsible for team of three junior developers


[2003 – 2008] Software Developer, Information Systems Department
New York City Hospital (Healthcare Industry), New York
www.newyorkhospital.com

Achievements
      » Developed a sound recognition software that translates doctor's voice notes into written text
      » Developed a "Patient Electronic Records" system

Duties and Responsibilities       » Writing code for various projects using VB.NET and SQL Server
      » Writing documentation for developed modules
      » Test and debug problems in software and programs
      » Integrate developed and third party modules into existing solutions
      » Optimize previously written code
Skills
» Developing software using VB.NET and C++
» Developing applications using SQL SERVER
» Web development using Apache and IIS
Environments and Tools
» C++
» Visual Studio
» SQL Server
» SQL Server
» Apache Server
» PHP
Computer Skills
» Microsoft Word
» Microsoft Excel
» Adobe Photoshop
» Solitaire :)
Memberships
» Member of the international programmers association since 2002
» Member of the secure development group since 2005
Languages
English
      Speaking: Excellent
      Reading: Excellent
      Writing: Excellent

French
      Speaking: Good
      Reading: Good
      Writing: Good
Personal and Contact Information
Name: John Smith
Nationality: American
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 1 January 1980
Marital Status: Single
Address: New York
Email: johnsmith@whatever.com
Phone: +123456
Mobile: +1234567
References
» Bill Gates, CEO [Microsoft Inc]
   billgates@microsoft.com, +123456789

» Steve Jobs, CEO [Apple]
   stevejobs@apple.com, +123456789



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