Galway Peoples' Resource Centre

Tel: 091 – 564822, Email: info@gprc.ie

CV Preparation

CV Preparation

We offer assistance with typing CV’s and cover letter’s for job application’s, at affordable rates. CV

There is no wrong or right way to compile your CV.  A strong CV is clearly set out with headers, short sentences and bullet points.  It is important to think about the person who will be reading your CV.  Your CV promotes you to a potential employer, so you want to stand out, make sure the information you have is relevant to the jobs you wish to apply for.

Be honest, use factual information only, as you will be asked questions relating to your CV at interview.

Your CV should include the following sections:

Personal Detalis
• Name
• Address
• Contact details

Personal Profile
Your personal profile section is key to grabbing the attention of the potential employer.   It is vital to flag your relevant work experience, interests and skills for the particular job for which you are applying. 

Employment:
For each position include
• Job Title
• Name of Company
• Start and Finish dates
• Main duties and responsibilities in bullet point format

Don’t leave any gaps of time, if you were unemployed, raising a family or travelling include this in the time scale.

Education:
• School/College/University
• Qualifications
Also add any training courses you have attended and any certificates gained. Especially if this may be revelant to the job for which you are applying

Interests and Volunteering
Include sports or club memberships or any community or voluntary work

Skills: add any skills relevant to the employment you are seeking.
e.g. Computer literacy, software used etc.

References: Available upon request.