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  1. 1. CoraCregan Content of a CV Create a Winning CV • Personnel Details • Statement of Career Aims (optional) Careers Service • Education & Qualifications (most recent first) St. Patrick's College • Employment History (action & results) • Achievements/Positions of Responsibility • Skills • Interests/Other activities • Referees CV Formats General Guidelines • Chronological – Short (1-2 pages) – Organised-information easily extracted • Skills based – Focused-only what is relevant to current position - functional – Highlight aspects of your experience-supportive of - targeted your application – No irrelevancies-sex, marital status • A Compromise – Presentation-unbound, quality (white/off white)paper, printed and proof-read Crucial Components Use Positive Language Active verbs & Accomplishments Active Verbs + Excellent communication skills planned, completed, designed, selected, arranged, – adequate communication skills developed, managed, prepared, organised, facilitated. Accomplishments + managed – Organised publicised & conducted…………. – coped – Designed & ran…………. – description of results: + succeeded • Increased use of …………… – tried Create a Winning CV 1
  2. 2. CoraCregan Presentation Guidelines CV Content • Use year (2002-2005) not day/month Personal Details • Do not abbreviate (‘02) • Not necessary to write Curriculum Vitae at top. • Use Bold or Italics to highlight: Degree, Job Titles • Name (in large font) • Use bullet points • Contact details: Term & Home Address/telephone • Avoid use of personal pronoun ‘I’ • Mobile Phone-have a professional message on phone • Restrict CV to 2 pages • Type name in bold and size 12/13 font • Remainder in 10-11 font • Use white bonded A4 paper CV Content CV Content Employment History Education • Start with most recent • Start with most recent (eg) • Summer 2004 (omit exact dates-17 June-23 August) • 2005-present Postgraduate Diploma in Education • Include job title and employer’s name and city ( not necessary to • 2002-present B.Education/BA in Humanities include full address). e.g. • St Patrick’s College, Dublin • 2003 -present Outreach Art Teacher National Gallery of Ireland • List Degree subjects/electives + e.g.Music (first year) • List duties/responsibilities • Thesis Title (if relevant) • Conducted research in N.Gallery on selected paintings, prepared and facilitated short discussions & follow-up workshops relevant • Overall Grade (if known or results pending) to the theme of the paintings in Dublin primary schools on behalf • Leaving Certificate (not essential to list subjects unless of the N.Gallery. relevant) CV Content CV Content Skills profile Interests/Achievements • present skills under appropriate headings Group interests into: • Computing • Sporting • Word Processing (Word 2000/97) • Cultural • Spreadsheets (Excel ‘98) • professional • Languages List activities currently involved in & with level of interest • German: Written-professional level Oral- fluent e.g. Captain of Meath Soccer Team • Teamworking indicate how this developed Member of National Youth Orchestra • Communication ditto Mention any awards. Create a Winning CV 2
  3. 3. CoraCregan CV Contents Sample CV Referees Education 2007 Postgraduate Diploma in Education • Two Referees (academic and previous employer) (primary)-St Patrick’s College, Dublin. H2:1 • Seek permission from referees Course Description • Be Selective (relevant to job being targeted) Education 111: Teaching Practice and preparation for • State Title: Principal/ Head of Department teaching. Classroom assessment, philosophy and sociology of education, Children with Special needs, Mathematics • Include contact details: address, Phone, email education, Teagasc na Gaeilge, Teaching Studies, SPHE, Digital Learning. Teaching Practice and Preparation for Teaching. Elective subject: Drama. Sample CV Sample CV Education 11: Art & Drama in Education, Music, PE, History of • Teaching practice 1: Education, Digital Learning, Psychology of Education, • Divine Word N.S., Rathfarnham, Dublin. Sociology of Education, Crriculum Religion, Teaching Studies, • Teaching Practice 2: Curriculum English, Teaching of Reading, Mathematics, Teagasc na Gaeilge, Curriculum Geography, History & Science, • St. Ita’s N.S., Ballymun, Dublin Teaching practice and preparation for teaching. Teaching Practice 3: St Mary’s N.S., Tallaght, Dublin. Education 1: Intellectual Development, Teaching Studies, The Teaching Profession, Religious Education, Early Childhood Education, Reading, Teagasc na Gaeilge, PE, Drama & Art Education, Music Education, Preparation for Teaching Practice, Teaching skills Sample CV Sample CV • 1995-1998 BA (1998) 2.2 honours-University College Cork. • Voluntary Work • Subjects: Mathematics and French, Geography (first year) • 2006 Tutor, Ballymun Comprehensive, Dublin. • 1995 Leaving Certificate St Angela’s College, Cork Provided one to one tuition in Mathematics to Leaving Certificate students. Gained experience of working with • English (B1) Irish etc disadvantaged pupils. • Skills Profile Communication: Can speak and write clearly, excellent • Employment History presentation skills. • Organisational: Organised graduate recruitment programme, successfully produced shows and organised • 2004-2005 Substitute Teacher, St Raphael’s School, Dublin 9. classes for different levels of ability. Taught third class. Teamworking: Developed through work & leisure • 1999-2004 HR Assistant, Bank of Ireland, Dublin. activities. Responsible for graduate recruitment and induction. Computers: Microsoft Word 8.0, Excel 7.0, SPSS. Languages: Fluent French. RELSA Certificate in TEFL. Create a Winning CV 3
  4. 4. CoraCregan Sample CV Cover Letter • Interests & Achievements • Typed Tennis- member of Carlow Tennis Club. Theatre-Member of Sutton Players, directed and acted in • Paper A4 white, off white numerous productions. Film-particularly international films giving insight into • Unlined other cultures. • One page Cover Letter Structure • Education 1: Intellectual Development, Teaching Studies, The Teaching • Four parts: Profession, Religious Education, Early • Opening- state position applying for and Childhood Education, Reading, Teagasc where advertised & introduce yourself na Gaeilge, PE, Drama & Art • Why Them target the letter to them Education, Music Education, Preparation for Teaching Practice, Teaching skills • Why You indicate how you satisfy their requirements • Ending CV enclosed, availability for interview, you look forward to hearing from them, signature. Create a Winning CV 4