C.V. Template

Name

Address

Telephone Number

Email address

Personal profile

(This is a two line summary of your most relevant education, experience, skills and personal qualities for the role that you are applying for)

Work History

(start with your most recent role and work backwards)

Month Year –Month Year                 Job Title

Company name and address. (You can give a summary of what the company does if it is not well known)

Duties                                                

  • When mentioning your duties use dynamic verbs such as; Organised, planned, supervised, created, advised and dealt with
  • Always use bullet points, stay away from long paragraphs
  • Mention the specific achievements that you had within the work place. These achievements could include; extra responsibilities taken, promotions, something new that you Implemented, targets reached or exceeded, Deadlines met, projects undertaken, awards received, publications made, Presentations made.
  • Make sure that your duties are detailed, for example instead of saying ‘organised events’ it would be better to say ‘Organised daily conferences and banqueting events for an average of 800 people as well as seasonal events catering for up to 2,500 people’.
  • Look closely at the advertisement, see what duties are involved in the role and try to match the duties that you have done before to this.
  • The more relevant the role, them more duties you should mention and vice versa. If the role is very relevant there should be about 5-7 duties.

 

Month Year –Month Year                 Job Title

Company name and address.

Duties

 

Month Year –Month Year                 Job Title

Company name and address.

Duties

 

Month Year –Month Year                 Job Title

Company name and address.

Duties

Education

(Start with your most recent education and work backwards)

Month Year –Month Year                 Course Title

College name and address.

Subjects

  • Mention your subjects, you can also mention achievements should as high marks received, special awards given, scholarships or projects completed

 

Month Year –Month Year                 Course Title

College name and address.

Subjects

 

Additional Education

Month Year –Month Year     Course Title   College name and address.   (Hours)

Month Year –Month Year     Course Title   College name and address.   (Hours)

Month Year –Month Year     Course Title   College name and address.   (Hours)

 

Skills

(Include your abilities here. Only mention hard skills, which you have gained through work experience or education i.e.)

  • Typing – able to type 50 wpm
  • Computer skills- Proficient in PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Languages- Fluent in English, French and Spanish. Sage line 50, CPR

Hobbies and interests

  • Try to make it as interesting as possible! Use this as a talking point for the interview, make the interviewer want to meet you
  • Pick hobbies that show very positive aspects of your personality. Mention any medals won or any specific achievements within your hobbies
  • Mention any fund raising activities or charity events you have been involved in, any volunteer work that you have taken part in or any club group or society that you are involved in.
  • Give detail in your hobby e.g. instead of saying ‘Music’ – make achievement based e.g. Singing – member of the Happy Times Gospel Choir, having performed in various venues including the Olympia, Gaiety and National Concert Hall.

Referees

References are available upon request

Your C.V. should be no longer than 2 pages.

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