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Global Resumes & Cover Letters: China

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POSTED: November 11, 2008 at 8:55 am

CHINA Resume Guidelines Personal Information (include):1. Sex2. Marital Status3. Date of Birth4. Nationality5. Permanent AddressCareer Objective:Describe what you want to achieve and position sought Education:1. List high school education with reference to specific courses and programs2. Include extracurricular activities that are relevant to job searchSpecial Skills (include):1. Language Skills2. Computer SkillsProfessional Experience:1. Indicate whether work... » Read Full Article

Global Resumes & Cover Letters: Canada

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POSTED: November 5, 2008 at 8:10 am

CANADA Resume Guidelines Education (include):1. Extracurricular activitiesProfessional Experience: 1. Employment dates should be years only (i.e. 1999-2003) not months/years2. Explain gaps in employment3. Explain reason for part-time rather than full-time employmentSpecial Skills (include):1. Language Skills2. Computer SkillsVolunteer Experience:1. Include if there is anyHobbies/Interests: 1. Include to give employer idea of what you do outside of... » Read Full Article

Global Resumes & Cover Letters: Brazil

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POSTED: October 28, 2008 at 9:07 am

BRAZILResume GuidelinesPersonal Information (include):1. Age2. Marital StatusSpecial Skills (include):1. Language Skills, with level of knowledge (fluent, good, basic)2. Computer Skills Format:List Personal Information, Education, and Professional Experience (in that order)Length: No longer than two pagesCover Letter Guidelines Content (include):1. Position you’re applying for and why2. Education, foreign language proficiency, field of professional experience3. Foreign travel... » Read Full Article

Global Resumes & Cover Letters: Belgium

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POSTED: October 21, 2008 at 8:51 am

BELGIUMResume GuidelinesPersonal Information (include): 1. Nationality2. Civil (Marital) Status3. Date of Birth4. Personal Life (brief), including what sports you like, cultural activities, hobbies, and so onEducation (include): 1. Beginning and graduate dates2. List of other studies even if you did not complete program or receive a degree3. Extracurricular activities, including participation in student/youth movements, weekend... » Read Full Article

Global Resumes & Cover Letters: Baltic States

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POSTED: October 14, 2008 at 10:44 am

BALTIC STATES: LITHUANIA, LATVIA, AND ESTONIA Resume GuidelinesPersonal Information (include):1. Date of Birth (optional)2. Marital Status3. Photograph (headshot) in upper right-hand corner of resume Professional Experience:1. Explain any gaps in employment Special Skills (include):1. Language skills, especially fluency (written and spoken) in Lithuanian, Latvian, and/or Estonian, as well as English and Russian Personal Interests/Hobbies (include):1.... » Read Full Article

Global Resumes & Cover Letters: Austria

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POSTED: October 7, 2008 at 11:09 am

AUSTRIA Resume Guidelines Personal Information (include): 1. Date of Birth2. Religion (optional)3. Information Concerning Your Parents (ask client what this means)4. Nationality5. Marital Status6. Number of ChildrenEducation (include):1. Details of junior, secondary schools, and colleges/universities attended in a chronological listing, plus years spent at each2. Periods of study at foreign universities3. Extracurricular activities, including Participation... » Read Full Article

Global Resumes & Cover Letters: Australia

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POSTED: September 30, 2008 at 8:46 am

AUSTRALIAResume GuidelinesPersonal Information (include):1. Date of Birth (optional)2. Language Proficiencies (other than English)3. Visa or Resident Status4. Personal Interests (Hobbies and Sports Activities) – not mandatory to include, but common5. Marital Status – not mandatory to include, but commonEducation1. Including Years of Graduation is not mandatory, but voluntaryFormatList Personal Information first, then Education, Professional Affiliations... » Read Full Article

Global Resumes & Cover Letters

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POSTED: September 23, 2008 at 8:54 am

Resumes and cover letters being distributed outside of the U.S. have specific requirements as to content, structure, and length. In the following weeks specific requirements for specific countries will be posted in this blog. If the country in question requests personal information on the resume, this should come before qualification summaries or profiles. The below... » Read Full Article

Power Verb List – Make Your Resume Stand Out

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POSTED: September 9, 2008 at 8:26 am

by Darlene Zambruski, ResumeEdge.com Managing Editor, CPRW, SME To make your resume stand out from the countless others competing for a hiring manager’s attention, you must write interesting job descriptions. The best way to start is to begin all bulleted sentences with action verbs. If Your Resume is Boring, No One Will Read It While... » Read Full Article

Avoiding the Top Ten Pitfalls Of Resume Writing

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POSTED: August 26, 2008 at 8:28 am

by Darlene Zambruski, ResumeEdge.com Managing Editor, CPRW, SME Creating a succinct and attractive resume that contains well-prioritized data is one of the major challenges facing candidates today. Not only will an applicant’s resume be competing against hundreds of others, it must clearly portray the candidate in the most favorable light and as the most appropriate... » Read Full Article

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