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Global Resumes & Cover Letters: Baltic States

AUTHOR: Darlene Zambruski
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POSTED: October 14, 2008 at 10:44 am


BALTIC STATES: LITHUANIA, LATVIA, AND ESTONIA

Resume Guidelines

Personal Information (include):
1. Date of Birth (optional)
2. Marital Status
3. 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. Some to give employer an idea of what you do outside of work

Format:
List your name, education and training, work experience, and special skills (in that order)

Length:
One page is preferable; two pages is maximum length (only for those with extensive experience and accomplishments)

Cover Letter Guidelines

Content (include):
1. What job is being applied for
2. Why you are interested in this particular position
3. Skills, experience, abilities that will be valuable to targeted company

Length and Format:
Brief, no more than 3-4 paragraphs. A4 page setup rather than 8 ½” x 11”