HOW TO WRITE A GOOD CV

07. March 2019

Applying for a snowsports instructing job doesn't require only snow-related skills: if you want to get a good job in a nice winter resort, you also have to know how to write a CV that will convince your favourite ski school to hire you.

So let's refresh your writing skills!

Keep it short and simple
Be creative, but don't write much more than two pages – your potential ski school manager probably doesn't have the time to read your life story.

Education and qualifications
Stick to the certifications that are relevant for your dream snowsports instructing job. Focus on your skiing/ snowboarding (and formal) education in the first part of the CV, add potential other degrees later - but do mention them if they (or your hobbies) could be relevant for your job, especially if they are sports-, health- or tourism related! Maybe you are a qualified massage therapist or a fitness coach; ski schools get a lot of questions about services that are not entirely related to ski- and snowboard instructing so do let them know how versatile you are.

Experience
There is no need to mention all the jobs you have ever had. Focus on the relevant experience, related to (winter) sports and tourism. Unless you are new on the job market and without a lot of work experience, you can leave out the summer jobs you did back in high school.

Languages
Speaking several languages takes you far in snowsports instructing world. Make sure you don't forget to include the languages you speak in your resumé. You don't have to speak the language perfectly as long as you are confident enough to communicate in it with your guests.

References
It is a bit tricky to get a reference when you are looking for your first (snowsports) job. If you have worked before, ask your former boss to be your reference; you can also ask your snowsports coach to write you one. If you have worked in a snowsports school before, your former supervisor will (usually) be happy to provide you with one.

If you don't want to enclose the details of your references, state that they are available on request. They usually don't ask for them, but make sure you have them available in case they do.

Before you hit the »save« button
Check your spelling! Check it once, twice, three times and have someone else do it for you one more time before you send the final version to your potential employer. A CV full of spelling "missteakes is anoyingh to reed" and could be going straight into recycling bin.

Online help
You can find a lot of examples on internet. A good option is to check out some templates such as Europass. It gives your resume a clear structure but it is also easy to personalize and update later on. (It is especially useful for people who don't have much experience with writing a CV and don't know how to start.)

 https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae

Cover letter

Some snowsports schools require a cover letter along with your CV. The basic rules for cover letters are the same as those for writing a resumé: be short, simple, and make sure you check the spelling. 

Writing a cover letter however gives you some extra space to explain your motives for that particular job in that particular winter resort – let your creativity out and try to be unique. Most of the seasoneers go work in a resort to ski and party. So find a better reason if you want to stand out from a pile of job applications.

 

Writing a CV is not the most exciting task ever but it can help you get one of the most exciting jobs in the world. So do your best, invest a couple of hours in it and write a good one. It will pay off!

 

Written by: A.Tasič

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