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The purpose of a CV is to secure an interview not a job, that’s why job applications are two-pronged:

  1. CV Preparation
  2. Interview Preparation

The interview is as important, if not more important than the CV, but without a good CV, applicants won’t even get their foot in the door.

A CV must be concise, informative and clearly written and above all be presented in such a way that it stands out from the competition.

No prospective employer will read the entire CV, especially in today’s economic climate where even basic jobs attract huge volumes of applicants. You have 20-30 seconds to show that you have the experience and the ability to do the job that is being advertised. That means that the CV has to be structured in such a way that the information is presented clearly and concisely and definitely no longer than two pages.

Essential experience and proven ability can be presented in bullet form. Senior posts will often require minimum levels of qualification and these should be emphasised.

The person who is short-listing candidates will speed-read through the main points and then decide whether you should be short-listed. Your CV should be well presented, be properly formatted and be printed on good quality paper (preferably in colour). The inclusion of a good quality passport size photo may also be helpful.

The hope that a single CV will suffice for every advertised post is misplaced. CV’s should be specifically geared to match the job requirements of the advertised position.

That means that you may have lots of different CVs, all geared towards specific industries or positions.

Bear in mind that different sectors use different terminology, so don’t be intimidated by the terminology. Some sectors or small companies may call the manager’s assistant a ‘secretary’.

Other sectors may call a person who is essentially doing the same type of work an ‘Executive Assistant’ or a PA (Personal Assistant) or various other names and titles.


  1. We edit and enhance your original CV, reformat the document and produce a professional CV that highlights both past experience, skills & emphasises why you are the RIGHT candidate for the post
  2. Print out 10 colour copies on a colour laser printer for presentation to prospective employers
  3. Supply you with an electronic copy by Email (or CD) so that you can Email your CV to job sites and prospective employers of your choice
  4. Supply you with the names and links of various Internet job websites
  5. Design a personal letterhead containing your name and contact details.
  6. If you are applying for a specific job, write a job application letter to the prospective employer.






Companies call different experiences by different names, so don’t be put off by adverts that call for budgetary experience, financial acumen or a host of different expressions that are just every-day experiences called by a different name.

We will ensure that your CV expresses relevant experience in regard to the advertisement.

This obviously DOES NOT APPLY where the advertisement calls for degrees or qualifications that you don’t have.

The point being made is ‘read’ and ‘understand’ the advertisement. If you have this experience but your previous company called the responsibility by a different name, don’t let the different terminology prevent you from confidently expressing that you have the experience being sought.



A well constructed cover letter is very important and can complement your CV by highlighting specific skills and experience that may be applicable to the new post being applied for,

The cover letter endorses your grammar, language and presentation skills.

We can assist in this regard, without any additional charge.

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Prepayment to CVSecretary.com for professionalisation of CV

Payment for CV

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€75