Everyone should have a CV and even if you already have one you should keep it up to date. From Monday 18th May, I am going to assist centre residents to either create or update their CV's. So next week, 18th - 22nd May is CV week!
I have prepared the guide below, (you can also download it) which you can follow. Try to prepare or update a CV yourself and then send to me so I can assist you further. You can send to firstname.lastname@example.org (from Monday 18th)
You can also call me to assist you if you are having any difficulties
Tel: 086 0562160 (between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday - From Monday 18th)
Follow the tips below or download the PDF file - I look forward to assisting you
Cork City Partnership Clg. has undertaken research on what recruiters
typically want to see on a CV. When you are creating a CV, keep the
following in mind.
1. Personal Details
Should include your full name (abbreviated / shortened version in brackets) if appropriate.
For example: Krzysztof (Kris) Radzikowski
Kris is easier that Krzysztof for most of us to pronounce.
Write your name in big bold font.
Your address, phone number, email should also be included under personal details. (Make sure that you enter these correctly as one digit or error could stop a prospective employer in making contact with you)
2. Personal Profile
Personal Profile (example) : 2 years courier driving experience in a logistics company; strong customer services skills in the hospitality sector and retail sales in a Men`s clothing shop. Cash handling experience, stockroom experience. Willing to consider work of any kind at this time. Available for an immediate start with permission from the Department of Justice to work in any
job of my choosing.
3. Key Skills
4. Employment History / Career History
6. Hobbies & Interests
Emphasise any interests related to the job. For example, if you are interested in martial arts, this demonstrates a number of positive character traits that you can sell to employers such as continuous and gradual progression in working towards a black belt, self-defence, confidence, fitness, discipline, focus and discernment.
If you play soccer regularly with a group of friends this demonstrates your teamwork skills and commitment and loyalty (all of these cannot be underestimated, when it comes to showing an employer who you are). Avoid mentioning hobbies that can set you up for failure because they elicit the prejudices of employers like UFC, darts, fox hunting or anything controversial.
8. Other issues
Irish employers are notoriously intolerant of spelling and punctuation errors, so it would be important to have your CV proof-read by a person who has good English.