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Do Resume Templates Matter?

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: January 16, 2013 at 8:21 am

Many candidates mistakenly believe that the appearance of their resume isn’t as important as the content it contains. While it’s true that a beautifully crafted resume with generalized data won’t impress any hiring manager or recruiter, it’s equally true that no one will want to read a resume that isn’t aesthetically pleasing. You Have to... » Read Full Article

Resume Best Practices

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: June 2, 2009 at 8:12 am

Resume Best Practices & Standards1. Resume Design: Selecting the right design template to showcase your accomplishments based on your industry is important. If you’re in a conservative industry (banking, accounting), your template should reflect that and not lean heavily on designer fonts or frivolous designs.2. Page Length: Recruiters and Hiring Managers prefer resumes to be... » Read Full Article

Global Resumes & Cover Letters: UK

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: May 19, 2009 at 8:30 am

UNITED KINGDOMResume GuidelinesEducation:1. Secondary education, include dates/names/locations of schools, plus qualifications receivedSpecial Skills (include): 1. Language Skills2. Computer SkillsProfessional Experience:1. Include reasons for leavingInterests/Hobbies: Describe how time outside of work is spent Format: Education followed by professional experienceLength: No longer than two pagesCover Letter Guidelines1. Position you’re applying for and why2. Skills, experience, abilities that... » Read Full Article

Global Resumes & Cover Letters: Thailand

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: May 12, 2009 at 9:06 am

THAILAND Resume Guidelines Education:1. University: include data about student training work/thesis projects stating length of time and references.2. Secondary school/high school – state major subjects studied; provide details on specific courses and programs. Indicate if you’ve studied abroad.3. Include extracurricular activitiesSpecial Skills (include):1. Language Skills2. Computer SkillsProfessional Experience: 1. Explain all gaps in employment2. If... » Read Full Article

Global Resumes & Cover Letters: Switzerland

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: May 5, 2009 at 9:06 am

SWITZERLAND Resume Guidelines Format: 1. Education2. Awards/honors3. Additional education/specialized training4. Detailed work experience descriptions (reverse chronological format)5. Achievements/accomplishments6. Special skills (especially languages)7. Interests/hobbies8. Personal information Format: A4 page setup rather than 8 ½” x 11” Length: One to two pages Cover Letter Guidelines 1. State current position2. Position you’re applying for and why3. Skills, experience,... » Read Full Article

Global Resumes & Cover Letters: Sweden

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: April 28, 2009 at 8:51 am

SWEDENResume GuidelinesPersonal Information (Include):1. Photo Special Skills (include):1. Language Skills2. Computer Skills Education:1. Provide focus areas during upper secondary school/high school (i.e. specific courses/programs)2. Indicate if you studied abroad Professional Experience: 1. Indicate whether it was full or part time work2. Explain gaps in emp loyment3. For part time work, explain why you didn’t choose... » Read Full Article

Global Resumes & Cover Letters: South Africa

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: April 14, 2009 at 8:06 am

SOUTH AFRICA Resume Guidelines Personal Information (Include): 1. Date of Birth2. Marital Status3. NationalitySpecial Skills (include):1. Language Skills (include level of proficiency)2. Computer Skills3. Public Speaking4. Specialized TrainingEducation: 1. List high school/secondary school name and graduation dateProfessional Experience: 1. Use company descriptors2. Explain gaps in employmentFormats:1. Brief profile: Summarized version of comprehensive resume that includes... » Read Full Article

Global Resumes & Cover Letters: Singapore

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: April 7, 2009 at 7:26 am

SINGAPOREResume GuidelinesPersonal Information (Include): 1. Age2. Race3. Nationality4. SexEducation:1. List high school/secondary school name and graduation date2. Include extracurricular activities during high school and collegeProfessional Experience:1. Indicate your reason(s) for leaving2. Explain gaps in employmentSpecial Skills (include):1. Language Skills (especially the ability to speak Mandarin. Japanese, Bahasa Indonesian/Malaysia, or Thai are useful. Helpful Chinese dialects... » Read Full Article

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