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
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
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
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
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