While watching football games in his formative years, Niall Connolly was always more drawn to what was happening on the sidelines than the action on the pitch. Fascinated by the different tactical strategies, attitudes, and approaches he saw in coaches he admired, Niall developed a deep respect for the profession at a young age. In 2012, Niall participated in the Kick Start 1 course with the Football Association of Ireland and embarked upon his own coaching journey.
Niall heard about our services while he was participating in the UEFA A Licence Course with the Football Association of Ireland in 2019. In late 2021, Niall attained his UEFA Elite Youth A Licence and reached out to Football Careers to have a professional CV designed that would reflect his quickly expanding range of qualifications and skills.
Throughout Football Careers’ CV creation process, our team works closely with each client to produce professional documents that provide a comprehensive representation of experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills. As with every client we work with, we wanted Niall’s CV to highlight everything that made him unique as a candidate in the football job market.
Having begun coaching young footballers in 2012 at his local club — Two-Mile-Borris/St. Kevin’s FC in Tipperary — Niall had nine years of coaching experience when he contacted Football Careers to discuss our custom graphically designed CVs.
He joined the North Tipperary Schoolchildren Football League in 2013 through its FAI Emerging Talent Programme and coached children and teenagers in the organisation’s Academy for five years. Niall went on to coach U13 to U17 footballers at Limerick FC and has garnered experience in the women’s game through his work with Treaty United Women’s FC and Cork City Women’s FC.
Our goal was to highlight Niall’s wide-ranging experience through CV content and design tailored to him, showcasing the unique qualities and perspective he brings to football. Niall said of our football CV service:
“I found the experience and whole process very helpful and tailored to my personality. Football Careers’ team members are so friendly, open, and engaging. It made the whole experience incredibly positive for me and I realised the value of having a professional, well-written CV. I was so happy with the final product. The two-page design was clean and modern — both visually and in its content, it was really impressive.”
Feeling it was time to further expand his coaching horizons, Niall began using his Football Careers CV to apply for roles he had found on our global football job board. With his Elite Hosted membership, Niall received unlimited access to the job board and email alerts when exclusive opportunities became available. Niall commented:
“I found both the job board and the career advice Football Careers offered to be very helpful and insightful. The information is brilliant and the guidance on how to apply is user-friendly.”
Through Football Careers’ job board, Niall discovered an opportunity with Carolina Velocity FC — the fastest growing youth soccer club in the Triangle, North Carolina. A long-standing recruitment partner of Football Careers, Carolina Velocity FC was seeking a dedicated, dynamic individual to become its new Youth Academy Coach.
Niall applied for the role and following a successful interview, he secured the full-time coaching position to begin a new chapter of his career abroad in 2022. He said of Football Careers’ candidate services:
“I highly recommend becoming a member of the Football Careers community. You will receive the benefits and opportunities that you seek in football. I would absolutely recommend Football Careers to colleagues and friends in the sport. The quality of work they produce for your personal CV, the level of support, and the team’s friendly nature shows me they really put thought into what they do for their clients. The services offer good value for money and above all, give you the access and tools you need to apply for high-level positions globally.”
Niall’s experience exemplifies what we strive to be for all of our members and clients: a comprehensive resource that equips football professionals with what they need to succeed in the job market. Whether you’d like to have the content and design of your current CV overhauled or you’re starting from scratch, Football Careers is here to help.
Utilising Football Careers’ graphically designed CV — our most popular CV service — 84% of clients secure an interview within three months. We offer a range of other CV options to suit all needs and budgets, from sleek black and white CVs to full colour, four-page graphic brochure CVs.
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