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Workshop: CV writing skills.


The final workshop in the series was dedicated to the writing and production of higher quality and more effective CVs and covering letters. This was achieved by focusing on avoiding common mistakes, cliches and pit-falls. 283 more words


How to write an amazing cover letter


A Cover Letter gives you the chance to show recruiters why you’d be good for the job before they’ve even looked at your CV. A bad cover letter could mean that the CV, you’ve spent hours perfecting, won’t even be seen. 148 more words


Do speculative Covering Letters work?

When writing your cover letter: be concise, do your research and avoid the hard-sell to achieve job success. If your message finds a decision-maker who has a problem or an opportunity, you could be in a meeting pretty fast. 847 more words

Job Hunting And Work

Creating the Perfect Covering Letter

People tend to spend hours perfecting their CVs but pay their covering letter surprisingly little attention.

This is a big mistake.

If you want a busy recruiter to read your CV, you need to showcase your suitability for the role in question with a personalised covering letter that masterfully summarises your career, experience and personal qualities in no more than 4 or 5 paragraphs. 363 more words

Cover Letter


I recently came across your advertisement on RetailChoice.com for the position of ‘Assistant visual merchandiser for Laura Ashley, Ireland.’ Your given criteria makes me feel I would be an excellent candidate for the role and I have published this application – along with my resume and educational details – for your review. 204 more words

Covering Letter

Writing a Covering Letter

When writing a covering letter the key is to keep it short and to the point – absolutely no more than one sheet of A4.  As a leading recruitment agency we see literally hundreds of CVs and covering letters every day, and the long rambling ones are generally ignored – not just by agencies but by internal HR Managers as well,  simply because they will take too long to read.    380 more words


Interview with Penguin Ireland's Claire Hennessy

Thank you to everyone who suggested questions for Claire Hennessy, children’s author, writing teacher and Penguin Ireland children’s editor.  And thank you Claire for sparing the time to talk to us in between your many commitments!  1,342 more words