Extracurricular activities

CDKB Schoolbranch, Dublin, Ireland
Branch Manager

  • Responsibilities: Making cash deposits and withdrawals; bookkeeping of customer records; openings of current and saving accounts; marketing of bank services
  • Skills: Motivating and supervising a team of four teenage clerks during school lunch breaks.

Especially when applying for your first job or in case you have some work experience, try to find past activities that show a certain engagement or commitment, such as president of the student parliament or semi-professional basketball player. Recruiters are especially interested in finding out which roles or engagements you took up when you were a student. This tells them more about the kind of person you are.

Again, follow the when-what-where structure and indicate your role and responsibilities.