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Global Resumes & Cover Letters: Korea

AUTHOR: Darlene Zambruski
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POSTED: February 3, 2009 at 9:04 am


REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Resume Guidelines

Personal Information (Include):

1. Date of Birth
2. Place of Birth
3. Nationality
4. Marital Status
5. Family Size
6. Resident Number (if you are Korean)
7. Whether you’re the eldest in the family (if you are Korean)
8. Include a photo

Education:

1. Include secondary/high school information

Professional Experience:

1. Explain all employment gaps
2. Include short term employment
3. Achievements and awards are listed in chronological order; work experience in reverse chronological order

Special Skills (include):

1. Language Skills
2. Computer Skills

Military Experience (include):

1. Exact dates
2. Unit
3. Duties
4. Leadership Responsibilities

Hobbies/Interests: Include to show what you do to counteract stress from your job

Format: Personal data, education, experience, other (languages, special courses, etc.), usually in reverse chronological order (except for accomplishments)

Length: No longer than two to three pages

Cover Letter Guidelines

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

Length: No more than one page