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Global Resumes & Cover Letters: India

AUTHOR: Darlene Zambruski
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POSTED: January 6, 2009 at 9:02 am


INDIA

Resume Guidelines

Personal Information (Include):

1. Martial Status
2. Whether spouse is working and where
3. # of children and their ages
4. Your photo can be included

Education:

1. Focus during college; specify specific courses and programs
2. Mention if you studied abroad
3. Specify extracurricular activities

Special Skills (include):

1. Language Skills
2. Computer Skills

Professional Experience:

1. Specify if it was full or part time work
2. Explain any gaps in employment
3. For part time jobs, explain why you didn’t seek full time employment

Format: Education always comes before Professional Experience in chronological, not reverse chronological format.

Length: No length restrictions are given

Cover Letter Guidelines

1. Indicate current position, work content, field of responsibility, organizational level/reporting structure, and name of employer.
2. State core competencies and noteworthy experiences in related industries.

Length and Format: No more than one page; A4 page setup rather than 8 ½” x 11”