En Route: A Career Blog

Global Resumes & Cover Letters: Italy

AUTHOR: Darlene Zambruski
POSTED: January 22, 2009 at 6:34 pm


Resume Guidelines

Personal Information (Include):

1. Date of Birth
2. Place of Birth
3. Marital Status
4. # of Children


1. Include secondary/high school information
2. Grades received
3. For university studies, include thesis title and professor you worked with; also if you graduated within minimum amount of years (four)
4. Study abroad, including when, where, and length of time
5. Mention relevant extracurricular activities, steering clear of religious/political references

Professional Experience:

1. Dates: Month/Year you started job; Month/Year you left job
2. Include company descriptors, including if its national/multination company, headquarter location, # of employees in your division, and turnover rate.
3. Explain gaps in employment
4. Specify if employment was part time or contract

Special Skills (include):

1. Language Skills (Levels of Expertise)
2. Computer Skills

Length: No longer than two pages

Cover Letter Guidelines

1. Position you’re applying for and why
2. Skills, experience, abilities that will be valuable to targeted company

Format & Length: Handwritten letters are preferred; no longer than ½ page in length

Darlene Z.

Darlene Zambruski is a resume writing expert and CPRW (Certified Professional Resume Writer) with more than 13 years of industry experience. She has authored 10,000+ resumes in every industry and at every career level.

» Read Full Bio

Sign Up for the En Route Newsletter

Career articles, resume advice, and interview tips delivered every month!

Propel Your Career

Get to the next level faster with professional Resume Writing or Editing products.

I was totally satisfied! My cover letter was perfect, no edits needed. I must say that I've never worked with a company that has been so professional and efficient. I am Australian and was a bit hesitant, as all countries do things differently, but I am so happy to have such a great resume and cover letter.

— Clayton R.
Hospitality and Tourism
New South Wales, Australia
» See All Testimonials

We're Busy Little Bees

Resumes Written This Month
Resumes Written Since 1998