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DCU Careers Podcast

Your CV and the 'six golden seconds' - first DCU Careers Podcast episode now live

DCU Careers have launched the first episode of their ‘Careers Conversation’ podcast series today. 

This week’s episode focuses on CVs - and the ‘six golden seconds’ our CVs have to engage prospective employers

Podcast host Siobhan Murphy, a Careers Adviser with DCU Careers Service, brings the listener through a number of key areas for all graduates, or indeed all job hunters!

These include tips on : 

  • Does your CV suggest you can do the job, or will do the job on offer
  • The importance of the cover letter 
  • Unpacking the job description - and demonstrating your understanding of the job description
  • The details you CAN include on your CV
  • Style and use of language - plus the fonts and headings you should use

Many of the episodes for this series were recorded before the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis unfolded.

Later episodes in the series will provide more focus on the current situation.

“We are living in uncertain times, so why not take this opportunity to listen in and focus on your employability. You can use this time effectively to prepare for future recruitment and life after COVID19. Your skills and strengths will be needed in the workforce,” says Ms Murphy 

DCU graduates are highly sought after by employers, with alumni working in environments ranging from large multinationals to SMEs, family businesses and start-ups across every sector.

“This podcast series is an extension of the broad and informative services we already offer to DCU students and graduates.

“We hope it provides listeners with a useful way to integrate career management into their daily lives, some insights into what employers are looking for, the career stories of our guests and most importantly, given our current situation, a space to explore that careers can be just as messy as life!”

The Careers Service is DCU’s central hub for employability. Through learning and development initiatives, the service empowers students to become successful in their chosen career paths; provide opportunities to connect students with the agile nature of the world of work; and be a leading player in talent development and employer engagement for our local, regional, national and global communities.

The podcast series is now available on Spotify here, and can be accessed via the DCU Careers Service section here. It will be available on Apple and Android platforms soon.

This episode was produced with the assistance of Conor Doyle, Final Year Communications Student in DCU.

You can access the podcast on our website here  


26th March, 2020
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