How to Write a CV Example

How to write a CV Example

Writing a CV is an important skill to have. The easiest way to write a CV is to have a real one in front of you. You just have to personalize the sections of the sample CV. An even simpler way is to let someone do this grunt work. You will just have to edit a few phrases later on.

The following is a sample on how to write a CV example:

Allen Gates

I work hard at becoming one of the best ruby developers in the world. I’m looking for a company that wants to change the world. It has to allow me both to achieve my professional goals and to make a difference in the world. I’m a creative risk taker. I like to help people and to evolve with each day. I work best in teams where innovation is demanded and new challenges are provided each day.

Professional Experience:
Summer 2005: McDonalds
I worked at McDonalds in London. I learned how to work in a team. It was an amazing experience to watch first hand the efficiency of an automatic process and how simple changes can make huge differences.

July 2009 – Now
I’m working as a Computer Programmer for Changing Futures Fast Ltd. We build software that can change the world. My workday consists of solving problems that most people are not willing to solve. It’s a high risk endeavor with amazing rewards when we are successful. And we seem to be successful very often.

2001- July 2005
Imperial College High School- Informatics and Math Profile

2005- July 2009
University of London – Bsc – Information Technology

Mention – UK National Competition of Algorithms for High School Students, London, May 2008

1. English – mother tongue
Writing: advanced
Reading: advanced
Speaking: advanced

2. French
Writing: intermediate
Reading: advanced
Speaking: intermediate

3. German
Writing: beginner
Reading: beginner
Speaking: beginner

Computer Skills:
I have advanced skills in using Windows, Linux and Mac. I know know how to program in the following programming languages and frameworks: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Groovy and Grails, Java, Java EE, C, C++, Html 5, CSS 2 & 3.

I like to play chess, socialize, read, run and watch TV shows. I also enjoy hanging out with my friends and spending time with my girlfriend.

John Smith
Lecturer at University of London
Tel: 02144 256478

Mike Austin
CEO at Changing Futures Fast Ltd. London
Tel: 02144 256478

Please note that this CV is a sample. You should learn from its structure not just copy it. For example, I only wrote 1 award in the “Awards” section. Write as many as you think are necessary and relevant for the position you apply.

Remember: your CV doesn’t get the job. It just qualifies you for the interview. It gets in the door.

Writing a CV wasn’t that hard after all. Simply learn from the people who have done it before you. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel. Follow the above sample CV and everything will work out just fine.