Writing an Irish CV
Every country has different requirements and styles when it comes to writing a CV (Curriculum Vitae) or resume. In Ireland it is vital that your CV is clear and concise and should attempt to be no longer than pages in length.
Below is a simple overview of the structure and order of an Irish CV:
- Personal details (address, email, telephone number etc.)
- Education (list degrees and certifications, not the results)
- Work experience (reverse chronological order starting from your most recent position) include details of the role and responsibilities and any relevant achievements.
- Hobbies and interests
- Other factors relevant to position (computer skills, languages, applications, etc.)
Along with your CV you should also include a cover letter. Again, the cover letter should be clear and concise and should explain why you believe you are the best fit for the job and what interests you about the job/company you are applying to.
Who can help?
There are numerous career advisors and recruitment companies who can help you find work in Kilkenny. The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection provide an online recruitment service for both employers and jobseekers at www.jobsireland.ie. Jobs Ireland provides Jobseeker Profiles with a downloadable CV, they also offer a job-matching service. You will also find access to straightforward advice from experts as well as tips on CV and interview preparation all free of charge.