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With more and more people applying for every job, employers spend less and less time on each resume or CV. In fact, a recent news article estimated that recruiters spend only ten seconds on each, before deciding 'yes' or 'no'.

This means your resume or CV needs to grab your interviewers' attention in seconds, not minutes. A well written resume can do this. A poor one simply can't.

If you're worried your application won't make the grade and need CV or resume help, you've come to the right place. I've help many jobseekers land interviews by giving them focused and compelling resumes which make interviewers want to meet them, fast. I can help you too.

If you're thinking of using my services, here are examples of my work so you can see for yourself the difference I'll make to your CV or resume.

Here's an example of my resume help service, starting with the 'before' resume example, reproduced by kind permission of Jane, the owner (with personal details removed).

Resume Help - The 'Before' Example


Curriculum Vitae - Jane Doe


An innovative, ambitious and hardworking individual. I believe that leading by example is the best way of earning the respect of others. I am an excellent communicator and have always enjoyed good relations and level of credibility with all levels of personnel.

Key achievements to date include:

  • Obtained a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Human Resource Management in 1995.
  • Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1999.
  • Effectively managed the Project Team within the University Finance Department and succeeded in raising their profile throughout the institution as a whole.
  • Involved in the implementation of the Distinction Finance System in the University.

Personal Details



Date of Birth:

10, The Street

The Town

The City

The State/Country

Zip or Postcode


Date of Birth:

01111 11111

1 January 1974

Education Record

Secondary School:


Third Level:


Final Year Dissertation:

St. Mary's Community College
Leaving Certificate (7 Honours)

National College of Ireland

Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Human Resource Management

2.1 Honours Degree

The Implementation of a Harmonised Accounting Practice




Professional Examinations: 

Qualified Chartered Accountant 1999

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland

Employment History

Oct 2001 - Present

City University

Position: Project Manager (Finance)

My responsibilities:

I manage the Project Office on a day to day basis and prioritize work, ensuring all deadlines are achieved. I also promote the Project Team as a proactive section both within the Finance Department and throughout the Institution, ensuring that there is an awareness of the Projects Team's role and contribution.

I am also responsible for the development and management of the financial accounting system, ensuring that operational problems are monitored and resolved in a timely manner.

As well as this I am responsible for ensuring that appropriate prioritisation is given to new information technology initiatives, overseeing development and implementation. I have helped develop a cost and pricing concept for use within the institution and provided costing and pricing advice to schools and cost centres.

I am also responsible for ensuring that the institution has adequate insurance policies in place to cover posing risks and activity and oversee the day to day handling of insurance claims issues.

From time to time I give advice to the Directorate and other College staff on VAT planning issues. As well as this I prepare the financial model on an annual basis to facilitate the allocation of budgets to Academic Schools and Cost Centres.

Feb 2001 - Sep 2001

CCC Associates

Position: Assistant Manager

My responsibilities:

I managed external audit assignments to ensure work is prioritised so deadlines can be achieved and I was also involved as part of the Management Team in the departmental planning, budgeting and billing.

I was required to motivate staff and encouraging teamwork on audit assignments, liasing regularly with staff and managers to ensure that the audit objectives on each assignment are fulfilled.

I chaired audit closeout meetings attended by Finance Directors and Financial Controllers to discuss issues identified during audits.

Feb 2000 - Jan 2001

AAA Bank

Position: Internal Auditor

Key Responsibilities:

I managed internal audit assignments, ensuring work is prioritised so deadlines can be achieved. I also identified key risks in the business area under review and assessed the effectiveness of the controls currently in place to mitigate these risks.

I prepared final audit reports detailing recommendations to minimise the risks found and discussed findings with the business area.

I was also responsible for developing effective communication channels with business areas to ensure that recommendations are implemented.

Oct 1998 - Feb 2000

XXX Consulting

Position: Assistant Manager in Manufacturing, Retail and Distribution Department

Key Responsibilities:

I planned and managed large external audit assignments for high profile clients and prioritized work schedules which included delegating work to junior team members.

I also motivated team members to ensure that deadlines are achieved.

I prepared both interim and final audit reports to communicate the key issues identified during the audit fieldwork and attended audit closeout meetings to discuss issues identified during the audit.

Sep 1995 - Jun 1998

YYY Chartered Accountants

Position: Trainee Chartered Accountant

Key Responsibilities:

I assisted in the preparation and audit of financial statements for medium limited companies, charities, entertainment enterprises and boarding schools.

This included the preparation of personal and corporate taxation computations including preliminary tax, capital gains tax and capital acquisitions tax computations and completion of VAT and PAYE/PRSI returns.

I also completed company secretarial forms.

Hobbies and Interests

Drama, Gym and Badminton.

Additional Information

- Awarded a Certificate from Dublin City University in Personal Computing for Accountants in August 1998.

- Provided a two-week intensive tuition course in Accounting in August 1993.

- Awarded a Gaeltacht Scholarship by Gael Linn in June 1991.


Resume Help -- The 'After' Example:

You've just read Jane's original resume. She wrote to me asking for professional resume help as she was concerned her resume didn't do her justice.

Here is Jane's resume after my help.

You'll see the difference professional resume help can make to your profile. Jane's had more interviews in the last 3 months than she had in the 14 months before. She puts her success down to her 'new' resume.

If you'd like my resume help please contact me for details. I am confident that professional resume help can mean the difference between you landing an interview or not!

And if you'd like a second example, before and after my resume help, there's one here.

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