One Size does not fit all.

CV Tips – One Job Application – One CV.

Every CV starts with a Job Specification.

  • One CV per job. Do not use the same CV for more than one job application.
  • Your CV must be personal to you. It must also be relevant and specific to the advertised position and relevant to the organisation.
  • Look at the job requirements, the organisation culture and highlight your relevant experience, knowledge and skills.
  • Your CV does not need to showcase all of your education and your work experience to date. Only include what is necessary to get you an interview.
  • Tell the employer/recruiter that you can do the job.
  • You may have additional experience, qualifications or skills that you believe will enhance the position, and was not requested on the original job specification.
  • Highlight additional information in your profile and in your cover letter. 



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Researching and Exploring Courses

Attending Career Expo’s and Higher Options events should not be left until students are in their final leaving certificate year. Attending these events  while students are more concerned with study and points,  leaves very little time for follow up research.

Leaving Cert students do not always have time to investigate the myriad of courses available, as they are concerned with working towards a points race.

It has become very evident to me that the skill of research is not embraced by second level students. The attraction to ‘The Headline Course or the Popular College’ is gaining huge traction. Quality research needs to start after Junior Cert. This research is not necessarily geared towards a Job or a Career, but rather focused on finding a course to study which will engage and interest each student, and provide an opportunity for the student to contribute to their own learning. That course may be a P.L.C. course or an Apprenticeship Course or a Third Level Course.

Exploring course opportunities is not just about the end goal. This is a fabulous learning journey which can be enjoyed.