First impressions are very important. This is why it is a good idea to have a two line summary of your C.V. A personal profile sums up your C.V. in two lines. It is a very short summary of who you are. It can be used to introduce yourself on the phone or to answer the question tell me about yourself? Focus on your experience, relevant education and hard skills. Imagine if the only thing the employer saw was your profile, what would you like them to know.
What to include in your personal profile:
|Personal qualities||The relevant qualities you possess for this position|
|Key skills||Mention the relevant hard skills you possess for this position|
|Key experience||The relevant experience you possess for this position. You can mention the amount of years you have spent in this position and one or two duties that you did in that role that are necessary for the role you are now applying for.|
|Key qualifications||You can mention a qualification that you have that is relevant for this position|
Sample Personal Profiles
Customer Service Representative
A fluent Spanish and English speaker with over 4 years experience as a Customer Service Representative, Administrative Officer and Administrative Assistant, dealing with people face to face and over the phone, answering questions and solving problems. Having completed a professional training in Administrative Business and Secretarial skills with excellent Microsoft office skills and proficiency in helpdesk software.
A professional and ambitious Marketing Executive, with 16 years experience both in Marketing and Sales, having held managerial positions in various multinational companies. Holding a 2 year MBA Diploma from Trinity College, and having handled effectively the whole marketing mix from gathering market and customers insights to product launch and re-launch to full rebranding, is looking for a similar role in Marketing in a progressive company.
An experienced kitchen porter with over 2 years of experience working in a restaurant; preparing raw materials for chefs, washing cooking accessories and ordering and storing food supplies. Having a food safety and HACCP training with excellent time management and organisational skills, is looking for a role as a kitchen porter.
A professional Legal Secretary with over 3 years of experience interacting with lawyers, paralegals and clients, carrying out office duties i.e. drafting correspondence, proofreading legal documents and responding to clients via email or phone with a high degree of expertise and professionalism. Having a bachelor’s degree in Law and possessing excellent communication, organisational skills and excellent attention to detail and familiar with legal terminology, major computer applications and software programs is looking for a role in this area.
Java Web Developer
An experienced Java Web Developer having worked for 3 years with Java technologies and frameworks, using SQL and PL/SQL on databases Oracle and MySql, writing all documentation with UML notation, building Front-End through JSP,HTML, JS, CSS, having a degree in computer science and analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to advise and help customers is looking for a role as a Web Developer.
A Financial Services graduate with a FETAC Level 5 certificate in Manual and Computerised Bookkeeping and Payroll and over 5 years experience as a customer service representative. An Accurate and analytical individual with the ability to meet strict deadlines with excellent Computer skills including Office packages, Integra, Sage 5.0, Micropay, fluent in French & English with a systematic approach to work is looking for a role as an accounts assistant.
A hardworking, trained Factory Professional with a Safe pass and manual handling certificate. A good team player and self organised individual, with over 3 years experience in driving Counter Balance and Reach Forklift Trucks.
A qualified Civil Engineer, with experience in the area of contracts management, finance, administration and personnel management developed during 5 years of work experience in a variety of international organisations, looking for a challenging role in a progressive company.
A hard working and motivated Security Officer with a PSA Licence, experienced in static and event security, with excellent physical fitness and communication skills, is looking for a challenging role in this area.
Health Care Assistant
An empathic and patient, Health care assistant with experience of caring for the elderly and having a FETAC Level 5 Social Health qualification, with a natural ability to care for, support and assist clients with their basic needs is looking for a role as a care assistant.
A versatile IT professional with over 2 years of experience as a Networking Systems analyst, and 2 years of experience as an IT Technical Support, holding a Bachelor Degree in Telecommunications Engineering and a CCNA certification, with vast knowledge of routing protocols such as routing and subnetting, design, configuration and monitoring of LAN, WLAN and WAN, is looking for an IT networking role.
Breda Hegarty – Career Counsellor
If you would like to work on making a snappy and effective Profile for your CV, contact Breda today!
Breda Hegarty is a fully qualified career guidance counsellor based in Dublin. Breda has been providing expert career counselling and guidance for 15 years, supporting adults to choose the right career and identify their skills. Her expertise is in the area of successful CV and cover letter writing, career planning and interview preparation.