THE ABSOLUTE NEED FOR A PROFESSIONAL CV
At Pro CV, we want to transform your career prospects by communicating your unique expertise, skills, and talents in an engaging, relevant, and captivating manner. We take great satisfaction in watching clients succeed within a competitive jobs Irish market. Having an eye for identifying and communicating the positives, expanding on them until a CV and Cover Letter has a perfect tone, we aim to produce amazing CV’s, Cover Letters and LinkedIn profiles that get results. If you want to start the CV writing process, simply email us your CV for a no-obligation CV review. Let us take you to the moon!u deserve
Why a Professional CV is a ‘Must have’ and not a ‘Might have’!
Having a sub-standard CV is a disaster for your career prospects. Even a non-competitive role may have 50 applications, many of which will come with a strong CV and Cover Letter. Can you imagine a potential employer reading your mundane CV, void of keywords, core skills and successful formats? You are actually better off sending in a blank page.
A CV that includes a strong introduction, keywords, ATS power verbs and a professional tone introduces you as a standout candidate. You are now on an elevated level and your chances of getting the job have hugely increased.
Manika-Nia Dixon – Head CV Writer
Hey! I’m Manika-Nia (MUH-Nee-Kuh NEE-YA) and over the years, I have worked with a diverse clientele, ranging from recent graduates to C-suite executives. I bring a wealth of expertise and a genuine passion for helping individuals and organisations reach their full potential. I have honed my skills to excel in the art of crafting compelling CVs and facilitating seamless recruitment processes. I take pride in my ability to transform complex career narratives into concise, impactful CVs that resonate with hiring managers. Throughout my career, I have facilitated successful job placements, helping individuals secure their dream roles while aiding companies in building high-performing teams. These placements have spanned numerous industries, from technology to healthcare to finance. I have consistently received glowing feedback from clients who credit my expertise with transforming their CVs and opening doors to new career opportunities. My work has enabled professionals to make meaningful career transitions and elevate their job prospects. I believe that the art of CV writing is not just about documenting one’s professional history but also about crafting a narrative that reflects a candidate’s unique strengths and aspirations.
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Applicant Tracking Systems – How to Beat them?
An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) friendly Resume or CV, is an ATS-optimized CV that is written, formatted and designed to be read and parsed by an ATS software program (Which there are many). Irish employers(Mostly multinationals and big Tech Companies do use them)
- ATS is a type of software used by employers and recruiters to manage job applications and screen candidates for open positions. It also weeds out what it judges to be badly written CVs. An ATS-optimized CV is formatted in a way that is easy for an ATS to read, analyse and understand. This means using a clear, simple, clean layout, (I usually use Boxes on Page 1), and using standard fonts and avoiding images, graphs or tables that may not be compatible with the ATS. Like all things in life, simplicity is key.
- To create an ATS-optimized CV, it is important to use a tabled design, relevant keywords and phrases in the job description, as well as to include specific, quantifiable achievements and results that is connected to the specific role you are targeting. This helps the ATS to identify your skills and experience and match them to the requirements of the job. Whilst an ATS-optimized CV is designed to improve your chances of passing the initial screening process, it should still be readable and engaging to a human reader – and of course you should come across as a perfect fit for the role.
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Job Boards and Recruitment Websites – Dublin and Ireland
- Online Job Boards: You can start by checking popular job boards such as Indeed.ie, LinkedIn, and Glassdoor. These websites allow you to search for jobs based on your qualifications, experience, and preferences. Here is a list of online Job Boards in Ireland.
- Indeed.ie: Indeed Ireland is a leading job search engine that aggregates job postings from various sources, including company career pages, job boards, and recruitment agencies. You can search for jobs by keyword, location, salary, and job type.
- IrishJobs.ie: IrishJobs.ie is one of the largest job portals in Ireland, featuring job postings across various industries and sectors. You can upload your CV, create job alerts, and apply to jobs directly through the platform.
- Jobs.ie: Jobs.ie is another popular job board in Ireland that features job postings across various industries, including IT, finance, healthcare, and retail. You can create a job seeker account and receive job alerts that match your preferences.
- LinkedIn: LinkedIn is a professional networking platform that also features job postings from various companies in Dublin and across Ireland. You can use LinkedIn to search for jobs, connect with recruiters and hiring managers, and showcase your professional experience and skills.
- Glassdoor: Glassdoor is a job search website that features company reviews, salaries, and job postings from companies in Dublin and across the world. You can use Glassdoor to research companies, read employee reviews, and apply to jobs directly through the platform.
Applying for Government Jobs (Civil Service), in Ireland
This can be a great move for job security and career prospects. The Irish government provides employment services through its Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. You can also visit their website, Intreo.ie, to find job openings and get assistance with your job search. Civil service jobs in Ireland are available through the Public Appointments Service (PAS), which is responsible for recruiting candidates for civil service roles across various government departments and agencies.
Here are some steps you can take to find civil service jobs in Ireland:
- Visit the Public Appointments Service website: The PAS website provides information on current civil service job vacancies, as well as application forms and guidance on the recruitment process.
- Search for vacancies: You can search for civil service job vacancies on the PAS website by job type, location, and salary range. You can also sign up for job alerts to receive notifications when new vacancies become available.
- Read the job description and requirements: When you find a job vacancy that interests you, read the job description and requirements carefully to ensure you meet the qualifications and experience required for the role.
- Prepare your application: You will need to complete an online application form and submit your CV and cover letter as part of your application. It is important to tailor your application to the job requirements and provide specific examples of how your skills and experience match the job description.
- Prepare for the selection process: The selection process for civil service jobs in Ireland may involve a written test, an interview, and/or a presentation. It is important to prepare for each stage of the selection process by researching the department or agency you are applying to, reviewing your application and relevant work experience, and practicing your interview and presentation skills.