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The CV in Ireland
There’s no rule when it comes to the length of the Irish CV. Many companies prefer a brief one.
An Irish CV consists of only facts and numbers. The reasons and skills of the candidate for the position should be in the cover letter and not the CV. The information can be in chronological order or not. A photograph is not common.
The following information should be included:
- Personal information.
- Studies (mentioning subjects and, for recent graduates, grades).
- Working experience (with exact dates).
Irish companies give great importance to hobbies and personal achievements of the candidate (other activities in College and University and leadership positions). They should be in the CV. Working experience is also important.
Many Irish enterprises prefer a CV with an American format, which starts with the most recent job.
This kind of CV is less structured and sometimes shorter than the typical one. However, it can also consist of 3 to 5 pages.
The main differences are its order is not chronological and the professional goal is included, at the beginning or the end. Dates may be included but what should stand out are the candidate’s skills and experience.
Source: empleo.universia.es (Spanish version)