What makes a good CV?
A good CV should be:
What should you include?
A CV should normally contain the following information, but layout
will vary depending on which information is most relevant.
Personal details: name, address, phone, date of birth,
nationality (international students)
Education: postgraduate study, first degree, school
qualifications, listing the most recent first
Work experience: relevant first, then other work experience
- including unpaid
Skills: computer literacy, driving licence, languages etc
Extra-curricular activities: including student societies,
Interests: including sports, hobbies
References: personal tutor, employer, (voluntary work
supervisory, work placement supervisor), project supervisor
Different kinds of CV's
There is no perfect CV. But for your CV to be most effective, use the kind of CV format that suits
you best - chronological, skills-based or combination.
CVs and the Internet
Look at more sample CVs on the GradIreland
website (linked from Advice on Jobs/Placements) and also in the publications linked from Information
Need to think about your skills and experience? See What
skills and experience do you have?
You can get individual advice on your CV from CV
Surgery on the Prospects Web.