En Route: A Career Blog

Global Resumes & Cover Letters: Sweden

AUTHOR: Darlene Zambruski
POSTED: April 28, 2009 at 8:51 am


Resume Guidelines

Personal Information (Include):

1. Photo

Special Skills (include):

1. Language Skills
2. Computer Skills


1. Provide focus areas during upper secondary school/high school (i.e. specific courses/programs)
2. Indicate if you studied abroad

Professional Experience:

1. Indicate whether it was full or part time work
2. Explain gaps in emp loyment
3. For part time work, explain why you didn’t choose full time

Military Experience: Include with focus on training, field of responsibility, and managerial positions. List dates and location of service.

Interests/Hobbies: Briefly mention

Format: Begin with education, followed by professional experience

Length: No more than two pages

Other: It’s important you have your resume/CV “attested” or “verified.” Ask someone who can verify information’s validity (i.e. a parent, teacher or good acquaintance). Have them sign final page of resume/CV, references, grades, etc.

Cover Letter Guidelines

1. Position you’re applying for and why
2. Skills, experience, abilities that will be valuable to targeted company
3. Include when you started current position, work content, field of responsibility, organizational level/reporting structure, name of employer.
4. Personal data: Include marital status, ability to relocate, availability to travel for business
5. Recent volunteer experience, longer periods of foreign travel, your future professional goals
6. Indicate if you’re presently unemployed

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

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 loved that that my writer recommended things to me according to my background and field. I was pushed to really dig deep to find eye-catching information. I feel much more confident venturing out into the job market then I did a week ago.

— Dana R.
Administrative and Support Services
» See All Testimonials

We're Busy Little Bees

Resumes Written This Month
Resumes Written Since 1998