Curriculum Vitae Preparation

November 19

You will receive a better response to your CV if it is well written, organised, and relevant. This can be challenging because you ideally need to limit the length to 3 pages and in addition you need to ensure that it is relevant and not laborious to the reader. Very often it is your first representation to a potential employer and it should in effect be marketing you and your skills. Just remember that both form and substance are important. We have listed a Sample CV Template Senior Accountant in word format for your assistance and in addition have detailed some comments from our own extensive experience that may be helpful for your curriculum vitae preparation.

  • A CV should focus on factual information such as your personal details, your academic and professional qualifications, your career history and your key attributes.
  • if you are replying to a particular role, you should adapt your CV to highlight the skills that make you suitable for this role.
  • More attention should be given to your most recent positions and your professional history should be presented in chronological order. You can give a summary or abridged version of older roles.
  • Likewise, your academic qualifications should be listed in chronological order.
  • It is useful, especially if you have several years experience, to write a profile on the first page of the CV, summarising your academic and professional achievements and also your future career objectives. This profiles you succinctly and professionally and quickly gives the reader a positive overall impression and direction.
  • Pay attention to the content of your professional experience, and ensure you detail all relevant and pertinent points without being too long-winded. Focus on the quality of your experience rather than the quantity.
  • Review your job titles and ensure that they correctly reflect your role and if not you may consider changing them to general skill headings.
  • Ensure that you correctly date all of your professional experience and achievements to date.

If you would like more information like this or career advice please contact us 01 6610 444

About the Author

Cliona Lyons

Cliona Lyons

Senior Consultant Accounting in Financial Services

clyons@lincoln.ie+353 1 661 0444

Cliona Lyons is a Senior Consultant on our Financial Services team. She has over 9 years experience working in Financial Services incorporating banking, restructuring, recovery and advisory before making the transition into recruitment. Cliona is QFA and CFP qualified and holds a Masters in Financial Services.

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