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Maria

I am an architect with 20 years' experience of designing and developing spaces. I am a partner in the award-winning STG Architects Ltd, which is famous for its work on the Galroy Building in London. I enjoy working with people from all over the world and have international experience of working in Italy, Greece, Thailand, Australia and Brazil. I have a Master of Science from Sheffield University and a BA in Architecture from Hull University. I also speak Italian and Thai. When I am not working, I spend my time hiking, skiing and diving.

Emily

I am an experienced sales manager with 12 years' experience of developing customer service teams. I am skilled in negotiation, team motivation and building successful sales teams. After ten years of working in sales and customer service at Halo Bank, I am now the sales office manager of a team of 120 at Southern General Plastics Ltd. I have an MBA from Stanford University and a degree in Business Studies from Cornell University. I am creative and hardworking, and enjoy working with others.

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Hi everyone,
Actually, I study Health and Safety’s career, I´m housewife and work like an administrative support on a Little company of dental supplies.
In my free time I like make more things, but not alway I have a time for all.
Usually I going to English class, swimming , cooking, ride a bike.

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I'm a musician, but I work at differents school as a teacher.
My subjects are music, science and Norwegian as a second language. I have a master in music and undergraduate studies in Norwegian. Also I have 25 experience in teaching children and adults.

I’m a Surveyor Engineer I had 7 years experience for site work , I worked at many Companies,Institutions and two years in a municipality. I’m master at Instruments Surveying. I’m resident at KSA. I love working with others, hardworking and creative.

I am a government tax officer in Directorate General of Taxation (DGT) in Indonesian Ministry of finance, the institution which collecting tax from the taxpayer. I have been working here for almost 6 years and my job desk specialization is processing Disbursement of Return Claim from the taxpayer who overpaid taxes and wants it to be returned.

I am a Economic Policy Maker I mean Economist . I worked for Government Of Bangladesh since 2000. Actually my work is before budget making plan for probable expenditures on education sector.

Hi every one.
After reading these two professional profile summaries, I have found that, MAria is most suitable for my company. I am 20 years experienced in civil engineering, special in transportation fields like bridges and road. I am qualified at the Zilina University in Zilina, Slovak republic. I love Slovak nation, people and nature so much.

I'm a teacher with four years experience, I worked at Aleppo university as a lecturer, now I'm teaching biology at intermediate school. I have diploma certificate, and done courses for teaching techniques. I'm hard working teacher, and have a good relationship with my students.
In my free time I go to gym, do knitting and crochet, and reading.

I work at an e-commerce company as a product manager. I have been working there for 1 year. My job is to manage the product and make sure the product well deliver to the user. Then the user can use the product and can help them to solve their problems. I also need to make sure there are no bugs anymore once product release to the user. I really love my job, I have good and nice coworkers and we can work together well.

After a brief work esperience in private sphere, I have always worked in public bodies: University, school, police forces and, finally, in a regional body. I have a degree in Philosophy, a Master's degree in Public Management and other qualifications.

I have been working in a recruitment agency as Administrative/HR Officer for seven years now. I oversee the recruitment processing of the company and sometimes participate in selection process of prospective applicants.

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